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Alliant International University Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, opportunity for creativity, decent students (in 3 reviews)

  • There are some great people on faculty and some highly motivated students (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • lack of transparency; ridiculous attitudes towards professional development; instead of carrot and stick, it's typically threat of stick and then stick (in 4 reviews)

  • High turnover in some departments (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Alliant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Alliant International University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many improvements - investment in students, more transparency, exciting vision for the future, tech/software investments have greatly helped processes improve

    Cons

    Confusion stemmed by bad communication between leadership and constituencies. Many decisions are made behind the scenes and communicated after the fact.

    Advice to Management

    When a policy changes, make sure it is in writing. Before making decisions, do the research needed to make sure it is even a possible option.


  2. "Student assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    structured supervision with positive feedback

    Cons

    larger company requiring patient for immediate feedback

    Advice to Management

    doing a great job


  3. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliant International University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People on the staff and faculty level are supportive.

    Cons

    Low salary for staff. Poor executive management leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay for staff.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "University Field Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - University Field Supervisor in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - University Field Supervisor in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Alliant International University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is wonderful to support teachers-in-training, as they work towards their credentials.

    Cons

    This is just my second Term, during this Fall Semester. I need more time to experience and reflect upon work with this institution, in this capacity, if any reasonable 'cons' will be formulated.

    Advice to Management

    Classify Field Supervisors as PT or Adjunct Professors and compensate ($) as the Term progresses, rather than compensate for completed work a month after the Term has ended.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "CMO"

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    Former Employee - CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Alliant International University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have some good programs, especially in Psychology and Forensic Studies. Do prepare you well for the "real world" through professional practice. Strong focus on diversity and contributing to your community and to the world.

    Cons

    Understaffed, under-budgeted, disorganized, complex, shooting in all directions, no strategy, no business sense

    Advice to Management

    Bring in stronger leadership (strategic, financially savvy), figure out who/where they want to be and invest in branding and marketing. Since I left, they've been sold, so they have new leadership and money, which is what they really needed.


  7. "Amazing colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Program Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliant International University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The academic team I worked with was top notch and supportive. Key administrators were knowledgeable and put student interests first.

    Cons

    The school faced significant leadership changes and struggled economically which led to tough decisions about how to balance need and keep costs low.

    Advice to Management

    Communication among all the moving parts is key, so that everyone is on board with a mission that meets students needs, respects faculty and complies with accrediting agencies.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pros and Cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Middle Management in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alliant International University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Alliant has great benefits and employees got a decent amount of time off.

    Cons

    Too much work for most people with little pay. Responsibilities are not distributed well. Management come up with a new plan for improvement every year, but never follows through with anything.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the talent you have and pay them well. Get rid of the employee's who are not pulling their own weight.


  9. "Great place to work for high achievers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliant International University full-time

    Pros

    Leadership is implementing reforms to improve student experience and employee morale. Some employees have difficulty with change and accountability. The University has to make money to pay employees and provide high level professors, yet some complain the school is concerned with profits. The bottom line is the school is making changes for the better, the low achievers are complaining and bailing, and the visionaries are taking the university to new heights.

    Cons

    If you want to retire on the job, go someplace else. If you want things to go back like they were before the Internet, perhaps there's a tropical island that will take you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't listen to people who say we use to be great before we became a benefit corporation. We have to change with the times.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "An organization dedicated to true Impact"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This organization is one of the most impacting places you can hope to work- the faculty, staff, and students alike are really dedicated to serving their communities and since the California School of Professional Psychology is their largest school, they really focus of access to mental health care for all- including free clinics for family therapy on campus.

    Cons

    the facilities are a bit dated


  11. Helpful (1)

    "job work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alliant International University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    super work team and spirit. positive vibes.

    Cons

    less salary, not good food, not good carrier opportunity for international students


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