Human Resources Manager, Benefits (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – July 3, 2017
This is a place you want to work to achieve a new level of education along with platinum-level benefits. They also have an unheard of retirement program matching dollar for dollar on the first 6% you contribute but then also contribute an additional 3% if you participate or not.
Brandman University is great for the working professional
Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Roseville, CA – May 25, 2017
I enjoyed the position with Brandman University immensely. I forged professional relationships with people that will last a lifetime. The benefit packages offered are incredible, which makes up for the lack in hourly compensation.
One Stop Specialist II (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 23, 2017
My daily routine consists of answering emails, phone calls, meeting with students (walk in and appointments), reviewing finance options, assisting with registrations and drops, works closely with Academic Advisors and other Departments such as Financial Aid Office, Military Services, Student Services, Student Accounts etc. to ensure student satisfaction and success. I enjoy the group of people I work with and although my boss is a bit disconnected, I enjoy not being micromanaged.
free lunches, great group of coworkers
income, minimal opportunity to move up in the company
Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee) – Modeso, CA – October 14, 2015
I enjoy working at Brandman University as an adjunct instructor. It is great experience and I learn a lot from both faculty partners and students. I enjoy teaching and appreciate the opportunity to help adult learners gain an education and experience.
Supportive Managment and Staff
I don't get an opportunity to teach as often as I would like.
Student Worker (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – March 9, 2015
I love working at Brandman University. However, my position as a student worker has limitations and I am no longer going to have a job in a couple of months. I would like to continue on in adult education.
Adjunct Instructor, Computer Technology Department (Former Employee) – Oak Harbor, WA – August 4, 2014
When courses were available, this was a great place to work. The students were primarily military working on degrees during their down time. The courses were taught in hybrid format, so on-site time was limited to three hours per week over eight weeks. Management was supportive and, when courses were available, were incredibly helpful. However, I went four semesters in a row where I was offered a class, but it fell through due to lack of enrollments.
poor worker bee (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – June 17, 2014
Lots of Nepotism aka favoritism. Very top heavy organization.
Lots of incompetence especially in upper and IT management. For example no one in IT has ever been promoted to new better and higher paying positions. People are stressed out even by IT standards.
Low morale throughout the company. Lots of female employees and as a result lots of drama. If you are female and you get on someone's bad side expect to be quickly removed and fired. Lots of old crows who don't like you stirring the soup. Lots of people never worked anywhere else except Chapman/Brandman and have no concept of how modern business operates so expect lots of status quo and lots of resistance to change or new ideas. Those who come from corporate leave soon after as they can't deal with the environment and the incredibly high levels of incompetence.
Marketing is a mess. Lots of Drama. HR is useless.They have no say in anything and are afraid to institute real policies. They have high turnover too. They have little organization and poor processes overall. Company typically hires "C" class people that did not make it into A organizations like Google/Blizzard/Other Cool OC Firms or B organizations (everything else).
However Brandman is a good place if you want a free education from an accredited university or if you need a title to start your career. Just don't stay there too long or you will fall behind in what is happening in the rest of the world. Just don't work in IT. IT is by far the worst department in the company due to its upper leadership which is completely unfit to run the organizationmore... and who does not treat people like people. Also expect to receive low pay and lots of expectations to perform above and beyond.less
Educational benefits 4+ free clases a year you can get an education, and a nice title
low pay expect 30% less then market rate, Expect to be treated like trash by management especially in IT.
Great working with the students persuing their educational dreams
Academic Advisor (Former Employee) – Victorville, CA – January 14, 2014
A typical day at work was meeting with students to create Educational Plans for their educational journey. I enjoyed the interaction with the students as well as being an advocate for them when life's bumps occur. My door was always open for them to come in and talk about a situation. I interacted well with my co-workers as well with management. The hardest part of the job was not getting emotionally involved with my students life crises. The most enjoyable part of the job was to go to commencements and watch my students received their degree..