Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Reviews

Updated May 13, 2014
Updated May 13, 2014
9 Reviews

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  1.  

    Ups and downs, mostly up

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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.

  3. 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 for 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
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  5.  

    Part-time Instructor; great people, but very 'institutional' in operations...

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

    I worked at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked with some really wonderful and intelligent fellow Instructors who were experts in their field, particularly some of the program heads. NAIT also provides good tools to assist new Instructors, including courses for Instructors, modern technology, and a responsive IT department.

    Cons

    While some of the Instructors were 'with it', others were long past their 'Best Before' dates. Some areas of the curriculum were sadly dated and it was far too tedious and lengthy of a process to bring content up to speed with the modern world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider evaluating some of the more tenured Instructors and Program Chairs against modern methodologies and technologies, and replace them as necessary to make the courses and programs more relevant for the real world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    Excellent workplace with lots of opportunities for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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
  8.  

    Great Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - salary range could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Comfortable, respectful, rewarding

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    Former Employee - Professor (Instructor)  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Professor (Instructor) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Respectful environment
    Supportive of staff development
    Fair compensation
    Fast in promotion to full-time (in my teaching department)
    Flexible spring/ summer vacation scheduling
    Some diverse opportunities from on-line to remote teaching (Middle East, North, etc)
    Time-table flexibility

    Cons

    Large class sizes (but nor larger than average)
    Office space was lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people with teaching credentials over degrees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Regular

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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

    Pros

    Time off. Software buying program

    Cons

    Boring. Courses offered. Xmas break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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