Alliant International University

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Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. People here have the heart of gold

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowie, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowie, MD

    I have been working at Alliant International University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff are invested in each other and providing students with the best service. Students are passionate and driven to succeed in life. Diversity is another strength of this university. Staff perks were great such as benefits and time off. Flexibility is also a plus working here.

    Cons

    Transparency and communication were two challenges occurring at this university. Sometimes major changes were announced with little or no input from individuals who were affected by the changes.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to feedback and willing to disclose changes sooner. Engage the university's stakeholders in all aspects rather than communicate changes after the fact.


  2. Don't see people being able to last for too long

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Alliant International University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Mission was honorable. Co-workers were extremely talented and wonderful people. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    Environment became toxic due to poor management and politics involved. Pay was not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to build a good reputation, and be competitive you have to listen to the voices of your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Used to be much better...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Alliant International University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility of a university environment, time off, and some great co-workers

    Cons

    No accountability- you wonder how incompetence can not only be tolerated, but actually rewarded. No professional development opportunities, or incentives to do a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Geoff Cox needs to go, as well as most of the Top tier of administration. Major decisions are made without the input of students, alumni or faculty, or even relevant market research or data.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    a PD's view

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Alliant International University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm stepping down from an adminstrator position of one of the worst run universities around and I can now say that I ran one of the best doctoral programs in clinical psychology my way. If I didn't like someone; I utilized my power for the outcome I wanted. Why? Because I could. No one watched how I steered the ship. Power. Imagine. If I had that power what kind of power do the ones above me have.

    Cons

    Probably the same as above.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house


  6. Helpful (2)

    No growth opportunity, continual addition of responsibilities without increase in pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliant International University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Depending on department, great co-workers

    Cons

    Complete lack of engagement and logical decision making from executive management


  7. Thank my lucky stars I left

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic and Administrative Support II in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Academic and Administrative Support II in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Alliant International University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A Paycheck and Benefits. Nice area of San Francisco to work in. Determined co-workers

    Cons

    Where do I begin... toxic work environment. No performance reviews. Lack of communication from the top down. No clear expectations for the positions and division of labor. CEO and VPs are ineffectual. Would rather overload current employees rather than hire new ones. Lack of resources. Lack of training on information systems and basic functionality of the position. No career development, no professional development, and no clear career path. No raises. Do yourself a favor and look over these reviews carefully and ask yourself is it really worth the aggravation to work here for a low paying position?

    Advice to Management

    Transfer all the students to other schools and dissolve your university. Your business model has proven to be a failure. Fire the CEO and all VPs. Help those in lower positions obtain employment at better institutes of higher learning.


  8. Helpful (2)

    They have ALOT of jobs posted for a reason...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliant International University

    Pros

    Some great people to work with.

    I got a paycheck and benefits.

    Cons

    There's sooooo much to list here. No one is accountable for their actions. It's middle school all over again.

    Advice to Management

    None...because they don't listen.


  9. open to ideas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct
    Former Employee - Adjunct

    I worked at Alliant International University

    Pros

    I found they were open to new ideas regarding student impact provided that it is reasonably supported with evidence and rationale. The students are great to work with.

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic, so it took some time for ideas to transpire into action


  10. Helpful (1)

    Variable over the years.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professor
    Former Employee - Professor

    I worked at Alliant International University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The location in San Francisco offers many opportunities for scholarship, research, and professional work. There are many relevant institutions locally.

    Cons

    Lack of resources for the important things, too many changes without appropriate planning. Poor relationships among constituent groups. Poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to write.


  11. Ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Program Director in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Alliant International University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, academic environment, working with students

    Cons

    Always struggling financially, never enough in the budget to do things well, poor upper leadership who is out of touch



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