Northern Arizona University Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Awesome place to work, people are laid back,

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    Former Employee - Custodian in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Custodian in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at Northern Arizona University

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the people. Benefit package was great.

    Cons

    Limited pay increase, limited room for promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Educational institution focused on maintaining appearances.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at Northern Arizona University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly. They never told me I could not take time off. Gave me an office, computer and benefits as a graduate student.

    Cons

    They left me with little guidance. Some supervisors demanded more than others. Inconsistent work environment. Lots of office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work together as a team rather than pitting employees against each other. Focus on allowing people to explore while bringing actual diversity into your faculty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, able to work from home.

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at Northern Arizona University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Able to work primarily from home, but mentors volunteered time to meet and work through any problems that may arise.

    Cons

    Undergraduate research opportunities seemed, at many times, disorganized. There was a lack of proper specifications for the projects to which I was assigned, and it was difficult to take steps to make progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Arizona University

    Pros

    Working for the state is always great.

    Cons

    usually low pay, and can not have over time

  6. Stereotypical government agency

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at Northern Arizona University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security, good benefits, good public transportation, living in Flagstaff

    Cons

    Very low wages, raises are rare, no incentive to work harder. Basically, all of the bad stereotypes one may hear of about working for the government are exemplified here - many employees do not care, abuse of overtime hours (making most employees - even many entry level employees - exempt), incredibly disorganized and inefficient management structure, promotions NOT based on performance, ability or skill - unless you are a service professional or have a PhD, you need to be a female or minority to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do not need to run departments like a business, but should run them MORE like a business. There are far too many "supervisors" that have ZERO leadership ability that supervise one or two people, along with wasteful spending that would bankrupt any business. Many of the low and mid-level "leaders" are pathetic and are a shot below the waist to anyone that possesses any managerial and leadership skills and/or experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Graduate student - Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at Northern Arizona University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    TA covered my grad tuition, decent pay, ~$15 per/hr after taxes. Semi-flexable schedule, depending on which class you are teaching.

    Cons

    Parking is a nightmare. I had to run into my office one night (~10 pm) to pick up papers to grade, and my option was to either park in the building parking lot for the building, or park 10 mins away. since i was going to be in and out in less than 10 minutes, and since it was 10 at night, at parked at the building. 10 minutes later i have a $90 parking ticket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give TA's night time and weekend parking passes. seriously, it's not like anyone else is parked there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great people and best employer in Flagstaff

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    Former Employee - Web Designer in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at Northern Arizona University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can take classes for free, flexible schedule, friendly, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    A little slow moving at times, not much potential for raises or advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great opportunity for a students looking to make some side money.

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    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

    I have been working at Northern Arizona University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people around you and knowing that whatever you do will make a difference in someone's educational career down the line.

    Cons

    The technology is there to help improve daily work functions, but not all departments know how to implement or use them. Management doesn't understand the concept of change, therefore leading to a work environment that is extremely limited in what you can do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up and embrace new techniques. Otherwise your mission will fail miserably.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good University

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Flagstaff, AZ

    I have been working at Northern Arizona University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The university is on the center of the city with many great professors, it has many restaurants and the community is collaborative

    Cons

    Do not offer many elective courses so the choice of course is limited and the description of the courses is not clear.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. A good starting place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Arizona University part-time

    Pros

    Comfortable, friendly environment where I could ask questions for my own growth.

    Cons

    Working with professors can be difficult because they are busy too.

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