Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Reviews

Updated January 11, 2015
Updated January 11, 2015
12 Reviews
3.4
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    student

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    Current Employee - Instumentation Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Instumentation Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    to gain experience with numerous types of instruments, and control systems

    Cons

    a lot of courses that apply to instrumentation but are not at all practical in the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    NAIT Review

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    Former Employee - ITS in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - ITS in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Good pay
    - Vacation
    - Further education
    - Good pension

    Cons

    - Too much nepotism
    - Don't expect a promotion. It's really hard to move up if you don't know anyone. Not what you know, its who you know.
    - Too political. Didn't feel like my job was secure.
    - Found it biased. Unless you know anyone from higher up your ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on embracing diversity and treating each other with respect like the NAIT way.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Done With

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good retirement job ,good Pay

    Cons

    highly political poor moral,inefficient use of public funds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enforce,instructors competence in instruction

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  5.  

    Wild West

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology as a contractor

    Pros

    Ridiculously high compensation for management.

    Cons

    NAIT seems to have acquired a reputation for discrimination. Saw a lot of this happen during my time at this place. If you are a person of colour or immigrant, or a woman (pregnant or not), you should consider staying away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some credible diversity in there, especially at leadership, executive, and board ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ups and downs, mostly up

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology full-time

    Pros

    Overall this has been a good place to work. When necessary training has been and is available, certifications and professional development encouraged. Possibilities are there to move between roles and departments.

    Cons

    Over the years there have been some tough times, management and staff occasionally seemed to lose touch. Not all departments are created equal either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing work as Lab supervisor at NAIT. I as foreign worker NAIT is great experience and help improve my skills.

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    Current Employee - Lab Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lab Supervisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Is amazing work at Computer Commons SA. NAIT has great work environmental, as a result, help most the students in the future plan career.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons about my job.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good but depends on area/dept

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Advisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Good pay including benefits and pension
    10 days off at Christmas break
    Good training
    Instructor 90
    Contract 45/hr
    Director Range 114-137
    Manager Range 95-114
    Front office/clerks 30-65 (highfor specialized roles like advisors)

    Cons

    Too political, lots of favoritism. Cronyism and nepotism in all areas and levels. Leaves employees questioning leadership.
    NAIT way is preached and not always followed
    Lots of turnover in leadership (seems good people are all leaving)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cronyism and nepotism. NAIT Way now means No Way for promotion or equality. Too many new leaders brining in own people. That happens everywhere but it's seems more so now then 10 years ago. Heard some in Student Services call it NAITQuest (too many from NorQuest College). LOL!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    An exercise in daily survival

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    Former Employee - Management Excluded
    Former Employee - Management Excluded

    I worked at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smoking banned on campus keeps the cancer victims on the edge of the property.

    Cons

    dirty; sexist; racist; heavy mix of incompetent people who outright lied about their qualifications but are related to someone so they're hired! Most are married to one another, or are the children of someone, and/or are sleeping with someone there. It is a cesspool of rednecks posing as a post-secondary institution. Laughable, at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the place an enema.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent workplace with lots of opportunities for growth

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Good Salary and benefits
    - Good central location
    - Cheap parking with options
    - Very good work/life balance
    - Available perks for employees like free gym access

    Cons

    - Slow overall in doing business and technical processes
    - Salary freezes for the next couple of years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great Team Environment
    - Good work/life balance
    - Opportunity for growth
    - Job stability

    Cons

    - salary range could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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