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Northern Arizona University Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
58 Reviews

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58 Reviews
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Northern Arizona University President John D. Haeger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment is very pleasant (in 6 reviews)

  • They were always willing to work with your class schedule (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • My biggest concern is the fact that the administration is touting small class sizes and a "small town" with 75 (in 3 reviews)

  • Lower than average salaries and high cost of living (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    A delightful group of people and interesting students.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The laid back atmosphere, along with quality academics.

    Cons

    Flag is an expensive town to settle in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As you already have, you needed to update the way things are run in the IEP, but now you have a full time program going.

  2.  

    Reliable and responsible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AFP Member  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - AFP Member in Flagstaff, AZ

    Pros

    Tax info/pay checks very accessible to check through NAU's site, flexible hours for students, great location for students who live on campus.

    Cons

    I don't think there is possibility for raises unless you actually get promoted to a higher position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciate when my managers keep my up to date on what is going on around the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Microbiology Assistant Manager  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Microbiology Assistant Manager in Flagstaff, AZ

    Pros

    Work with my class schedule

    Cons

    Expected a lot from a student but still always remembered that school was the priority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay needs to fit the amount of work being put in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved my experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great professors in the business building, great kids, and a school in an adorable town with a good culture that will do you well if you want to succeed.

    Cons

    Small town with few job opportunities for graduates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better balance between the need to generate revenues to cover costs against admitted underqualified students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Shop Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Shop Manager  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Shop Manager in Flagstaff, AZ

    Pros

    Great place to learn and become an engineer while being a student.

    Cons

    One manager can be difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being there for the students just as you are!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    NAU student worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people you meet and work with are amazing and full of life.

    Cons

    Didn't learn anything valuable for after college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give students more responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job working with NAU while being a student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Assistant  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Operations Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ

    Pros

    works with my schedule and keeps me busy

    Cons

    there aren't any cons. i get to make money while in school and it works with my schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Welcoming and Pleasant Experience, Both for School and Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tutoring Assistant  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Tutoring Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ

    Pros

    People are very friendly and helpful, working with professors is easy and insightful, recommended to attend for college or apply for job. Also the price for school is great (locked in for fours years)!

    Cons

    NAU has yet to fully establish themselves as a great school for some of their programs, but the hands on experience that accompanies the classes is priceless!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes there are discrepancies between partnering departments. Working on effective communication would be beneficial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    NAU cares about their student workers, and helps them gain knowledge and experience to take into the real world.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Administrative Aide  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Student Administrative Aide in Flagstaff, AZ

    Pros

    Friendly and fun atmosphere. Employers work hard to accommodate students' schedules. School and students' well being always come first.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up. No weekend hours. Hard to find job within your career field. Lower pay than students may need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My working experience really enhanced my education and made me more prepared for the so-called "real world."

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    So many options for jobs, good pay, works well with your class schedule, you can really make it what you want.

    Cons

    Hard to get a job if you're not actively looking or if you're not on work study.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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