If you want a secure job without high pressure sales, stay away!
Enrollment Advisor (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – April 25, 2016
I recently worked at Bridgepoint aka Ashford University as an enrollment advisor. During the interview they stressed to me that I would have "numbers" or "metrics" I would have to meet monthly, which I am comfortable with due to 4 years of call center experience. I knew that we would also be doing outbound cold type calls to leads given to us. However, whenever I had a potential person of interest to get into school, the "high pressured sales tactics" kicked in with management. If a student needed time to think about getting back into school, or they had a huge family crisis they needed to deal with, I would follow up with them in a few weeks to see how things were going. But, management didn't like that and kept telling me to ask "why later and not now?" Which would make me look like I had no compassion for what was going on in their life.
If in the interview they stressed the intense sales like need, I would have never taken the job. I did meet some great people who did enroll under me and loved my co workers. It was the poor threatening management team that I could care less for. All we got daily were very open threats that our job was not secure, if we didn't enroll enough students each month and retain them. I don't care for that kind of management tactics and I only stayed 7 months.
co-workers, and students
management, high pressured sales