Jose Alonzo, People Operations Specialist, is a positive light to the Soligent family. With over 13 years of experience in the HR industry, Jose uses his knowledge and drive to consistently achieve goals and oversee talent management, employee engagement, and training for the People and Organizational Development Department.
Jose was born in Ventura County, CA and currently resides in the San Diego, CA area. If you were to run into him over the weekend, you would probably find him at the movies, at the beach, or trying out a new restaurant. Not only is Jose an effective communicator and a warm-hearted spirit to his colleagues and interviewees, but he is also truly passionate about his work. Soligent is proud to have Jose as a key member of our team!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading a bit about Jose. To learn more, please read the questionnaire below.
What is your name?
What department do you work in?
People Operations Team
How long have you worked at Soligent?
That 1 yr mark is around the corner
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Be unapologetically yourself
What do you do to turn things around when you’re having a bad day?
I tune into Spanish music and sing along – Juan Gabriel or Vicente Fernandez anyone? Also, going to the beach usually does the trick.
What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?
Seeing my kids master the one million dollar puzzle in 2 days. They only won $0.25 cents but the sense of accomplishment and the excitement was priceless.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I know Karate! OK I only took one year of it a long, long time ago but still remember those moves and prove it to my kids all the time. They aren’t as thrilled about it.
What’s something you saw recently that made you smile?
Seeing my nieces’ babies for the first time. Those tiny smiling faces made me smile.
What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
“I give you advice because there is a something I see that you aren’t yet seeing.” – Mom
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?
Sitting in a hot tub with some great music.
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Not technically an item but Dim Sum
What’s your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?
Soccer but only in person and the Xolos
What’s one song or artist that you’re embarrassed to admit you like?
What’s the first concert you ever went to?
Hot Hot Heat
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?
A road trip across México, Thailand, or China
What’s one totally irrational fear that you have?
Imagine you’re in the ocean, a wave picks you up off the ground and you don’t know what’s underneath. Frightening!