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Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
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    Adjunct Instructor Review of Brandman University

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Brandman University as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the top adult learning brands in Higher Education.

    Cons

    Need more involvement of adjunct faculty in development of courses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Top heavy, with incompetence running rampant.

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    Former Employee - Administrator  in  East Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in East Irvine, CA

    I worked at Brandman University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free tuition for a bachelor's, Masters, etc. Also, if you suffer long enough, you can receive free tuition for your children. The week between Christmas and New Year's is paid time off, and the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Dog-eat-dog environment, poorly-trained managers, excessive pressure put on just for the benefit of the bottom line (so upper-management can stuff their pockets). Lots of favoritism and nepotism. Managers/Directors/ Deans hire their friends who last about as long as their lack of experience will take them. Chancellor drives a brand spankin' new Jag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start using your underutilized employees to avoid stale, demotivated environments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Bad Expereince

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Brandman University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Office culture was poor, company values, none and poor benefits

    Cons

    Top heavy on administration. Too many inexperienced assistant, associates and vice chancellors. A lot of back stabbing. Limited advancement. A lot of incorrect information passed on for personal advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent staff at all levels. Stop putting people inexperienced people in high level and director positions where they do not have strong understanding of their role to the students and school. Concentrate on advancing the school and its educational capabilities a little slower. Leaders need leadership training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    adjunct professsor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brandman University

    Pros

    Experience teaching students who are motivated

    Cons

    Students rate adjuncts without regard to their own faults

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate self selected surveys and interview random students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Awful experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brandman University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get free courses, but it is a Brandman degree what you can get, so it is nothing to be proud of.

    Cons

    Low pay. Not challenging. Lazy people without much to do most of the time. Very poor quality in everything including work tasks, classes. You find many Directors everywhere you go, but they are very far from qualified to be directors or manage anything. It is a nest of unqualified people helping each other to have a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the number of directors and senior staff, hire qualified individuals instead of family and friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Treated Fairly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brandman University

    Pros

    - Positive atmosphere
    - Challenging in a good way
    - Personable Leadership

    Cons

    - It can be too numbers driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to give employees flexibility in their positions. Make sure they are completing what is being asked of them, but allow them to do so in a flexible way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    High-Integrity Student Advisement & Class Assignments!

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    Current Employee - Psychology Professor  in  Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Psychology Professor in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Brandman University as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Unlike other Adult Model Colleges, Brandman only assigns classes to students whose majors need or require the classes. Students at Brandman University experience degree-focused classes only, so they get their requirements done more quickly, and learn more in their field of endeavour.

    Cons

    I'd say the only "downside" is I really like the Brandman students, and become close to some of them only to say goodbye at the end of a class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build Client (Student) Service teams like we do in mental health. Have Deans, Recruiters and engaged Instructors work together per field (like Psychology) to strategically engage the region's relevant employers in the program, and in encouraging their employees to get their next degree @ Brandman University!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    My 3 years here have been wonderfully challenging and rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Administration  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Administration in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Brandman University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, innovation is rewarded, systematic changes are not mired in red tape. This is helpful when working to create new and interesting ways to promote life long learning across all employees and students.

    Cons

    I don't think the salary is on par with similar jobs. I find this particularly true of the staff that supports the faculty and students. I think this is moving in a more positive direction and the value of these positions is more in demand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward innovation and excellence more uniformly across the staff, faculty and students to foster a more forward thinking community.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Hold on! It is a roller coaster experience.

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    Current Employee - One Stop Student Service Specialist
    Current Employee - One Stop Student Service Specialist

    I have been working at Brandman University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Like many academic environments, Brandman University is flexible and understanding. The educational benefits are amazing as well. A free class every session for yourself, discounts on tuition for your dependents, and once you reach a certain anniversary, free tuition for your dependents.

    Cons

    The company is still fairly new and are constantly adjusting. The work load is very heavy and there is a lot of stress at the start and end of the sessions. The company has too many generals, not enough grunts, which causes a very frustrating work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication, policies, and procedures are key to your success. Focus on improving these things and the rest will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Something to be desired

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brandman University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free education for employees, semi relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Unless you work in Irvine no room for growth, lots of issues with one-stop model, really small campuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on students have similar experiences at all campuses and on employee satisfaction, the rest will come.

    Neutral Outlook

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