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Northern Arizona University Reviews

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Northern Arizona University President John D. Haeger
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    Stereotypical government agency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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    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.

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Northern Arizona University Interviews

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014

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    Senior Systems Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Northern Arizona University.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview with 3 people, fairly easy, tons of programming questions, but again easy ones, second interview in person with about 12 people sitting around a table. tons of technical questions, about half programming and about half systems administration

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    not open to negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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Website www.nau.edu
Headquarters Flagstaff, AZ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1899
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Located a stone's throw from the Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona University (NAU) has been educating students to see forever for more than a century. About 20,000 people attend the school, which is dominated by a mountainous landscape. NAU offers roughly 100 baccalaureate, about 50 master's, and a handful of doctoral programs; undergraduate majors include exercise science, hotel and restaurant management, and visual communication. The university is also home to the High Altitude Sports Training Complex, a multi-sport training center used by athletes to prepare for different... More

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