Northern Arizona University
3.7 of 5 54 reviews
www.nau.edu Flagstaff, AZ 1000 to 5000 Employees

Northern Arizona University Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014

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Northern Arizona University President John D. Haeger

John D. Haeger

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77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good employer with great benefits.

    Support Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsWork environment is generally less stressful and with a more relaxed atmosphere than many corporate jobs. Opportunities for continued education are numerous including reduced tuition for self and family members. Benefits package is one of the best in the state.

    ConsPay rates are consistently below industry averages. Some departments are better than others with salary. Some departments are more corporate in environment while many are more relaxed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to employees. The employees are what makes this a good work environment. When the employees are not happy, they will leave.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good programs for GTAs

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsI liked that we had the opportunity to be the instructor of a class. I was in change of the entire class - the lectures, the homework, the exams, assigning grades. I was really good experience. As a GTA we were offered full tuition waivers as well as a small stipend to help cover living expenses.

    ConsSome of my fellow GTAs found it hard to manage teaching as well as the classes they were taking. We taught two classes per semester, which can be a lot of work. Also, living expenses in Flagstaff, especially housing, are high and the stipend did not cover everything.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Green campus and mountain living. Not a bad place to work.

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsBeautiful setting. Staff and faculty are friendly. The general work environment is laid back and as long as you do your job, there is little to worry about.

    ConsCollege administration is clearly out for their own political gain. My biggest concern is the fact that the administration is touting small class sizes and a "small town" with 75+ people in many of the classes. Have to pay for employee parking, which is almost $1000 a year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNAU is a big college trying to pretend that they're still small. This has to stop.
    More training and preparation for educational roles would be helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good job while in college

    Student Worker (Former Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsEasy work and fairly straight forward

    ConsJob is so easy that when management pretends they know better than you what to do, it is a joke.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet student workers be student workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Full of opportunity to learn.

    Mobile Applications Developer (Current Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsFlexible hours that do not interfere with class.

    ConsCo-workers do not understand what I do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe patient and be encouraging.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Research Assistant for Mechanical Engineering. Excellent work.

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsRewarding. My supervisor was awesome. Office staff was very helpful.

    ConsCompensation for being a graduate student is... not a lot. However the tuition is covered.
    Fighting for funding can be competitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a good place to learn and grow

    Student Worker (Former Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsEveryone I worked with was willing and able to help and explain anything you wanted to know. They really wanted to help you succeed and expected you to help others whenever possible. They were always willing to work with your class schedule.

    ConsHours were sometimes unreliable in TVS. Hours depended on sporting events.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know the student workers if you have time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start a career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsFlexible hours with a great working environment. Management is really easy to get along with and always listens to problems.

    ConsDealing with some of the students can be difficult and there's not much room for advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A comfortable place to work; could use better leadership at all levels.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsLaid back, friendly, flexible atmosphere. Excellent benefits. Beautiful campus with lots of activity. Many interesting people and projects. Not particularly stressful.

    ConsLow pay in a region that has a very high cost of living. Limited opportunities for raises, promotions. Too many people in positions of leadership lack decent leadership skills. Often takes a very long time to implement positive changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that leaders understand how to give good, inspiring direction to followers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An excellent education from capable, motivated, and dedicated faculty.

    Faculty Lecturer (Former Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsNAU is full of top-notch faculty, staff, and administrators who are willing to work for a lower pay grade at a less prestigious college in order to enjoy the amazing natural beauty and outdoor activities of the Flagstaff area.

    ConsPay grade is a little lower compared to the national average for similarly qualified academics. NAU has taken some big funding hits in recent years due to Arizona's financial troubles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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