Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – January 10, 2017
Alliant has made great strides recently and likely has a very great future ahead of it. The staff are amazing and so fun to work with. There are not many opportunities for advancement, though. Staff are also asked to do a lot of work for not much pay.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Alhambra, CA – September 26, 2016
Pay and benefits great. Supervisor NOT. When I did work there, I heard plenty of stories, but believing is seeing. I saw and left. But in all fairness, not all supervisor/manager's were like that. This place had plenty of nice people coming and going.
No Raises over Past 5 years but increased volumes of workload
Finance Manager (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 14, 2015
University was a Non-Profit and has just changed over to a For-Profit Benefits Corporation. Terrible Leadership by Management over past 5 years. Business Strategy negligible, with no regard for Business Processes implementation.
HR has done no Performance Appraisals in past 3 years, so no accountability for anyone.
All the best people are leaving, and very little replacement hiring being done, so all the people left on-board must pick up the slack with no raises.
Management totally against Telecommuting and provide no work/life balance. Restructures, Reorganizations, and Layoffs done with no regard for employee compassion or empathy.
Students provide an uplifting envirorment
Top Management has no leadership, No Raises over past 5 years to any staff, No performance evaluations so you never know what your boss thinks of your work.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 25, 2014
Monitored incoming calls to the university, transfered calls to staff, faculty or department, greeted students, prospective students and vistors. I learned alot about higher education and enjoyed working at the university. Worked with wonderful people who also were great team-players. I always felt rewarded when I would help out a student with a problem even more so if they were an international student.
student services (Former Employee) – Los Angeles Campus, Alhambra, CA – May 23, 2013
This was a very toxic environment in which to work. I can't find anything positive to say about the management at the Los Angeles campus. There was a great deal of cliquishness, back-stabbing, deceitfulness, manipulation of others, etc. It negatively impacted student services. While there was a reorg last year and many staff let go, it appears to simply have intensified the "in-crowd, it's all about me" management of the campus where the students were not a priority. Those who were "liked" by the person above and willing to behave according to a managers bidding no matter how unethical, were the ones retained.
The students were great and deserved better
The administration was terrible.creating a very toxic environment for all but the management lackeys
Director - Academic Support Center (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 15, 2012
Small private non-profit university serving around 3500 students on six campuses who are mostly graduate students with four different schools: Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Business and Education. A "diverse by design" school with around a third of all students are international. Personally, I have found that this place to be fascinating!
great students, staff and faculty
our department is understaffed, but funding is always an issue around here, but i guess it is like that everywhere.
Temporary Records Specialist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 23, 2012
In Alliant's attempt to reorganize and grow they are making a lot of changes right now. The current culture is one of uncertainty. There is a lot of miscommunication between departments. Hopefully all of that will change within the next year as these changes are implemented.
Student Affairs Representative (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 8, 2014
Hardest part of the job is dealing with the lack of honesty, transparency and cross-cultural competence. Focus on tuition increases rather than supporting the academic needs, development and retention of students and marginalized staff development.
Director, Business Services (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – December 11, 2012
I was there for a total of 18 years and enjoyed every minute of it. I loved working with the students and all of my colleagues. I had been laid off in 2000 and was asked in 2004 to come back to turn the place around and did so.
Assistant Controller (Current Employee) – San Diego – July 28, 2012
It is a great community to work, but had may bad mangement decision that made the place not a great place to work. There is lack of leadership in Alliant that created difficulty to continue for all the staff.