SAIT Polytechnic Reviews

Updated July 4, 2014
Updated July 4, 2014
28 Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent people to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIT Polytechnic

    Pros

    I like the collegial, academic atmosphere.

    Cons

    The compensation does not compete with industry standards in this city.

  2.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at SAIT Polytechnic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    no stress - truly a 9-5 job
    great fringe benefits
    great rec centre
    friendly staff

    Cons

    indecision by management
    decision takes a long time to be made
    many silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    central - remove silos
    make a decision
    be proactive instead of reactiv

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent people to work with !

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Instructor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at SAIT Polytechnic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to learn lots of new things there. My co-workers were the best component of my daily basis activities. They were collaborative and always in the mood to help you with anything you need.

    Cons

    Work space is too tiny! Computer equipment and software are not up to date. I must say that work sometimes was little bit boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Pretty decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Tech
    Current Employee - IT Tech

    I have been working at SAIT Polytechnic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Benefits package is amazing.
    - Working with students is rewarding
    - My team is great and I like my boss

    Cons

    - campus has silos so the situations changes from department to department.
    - not as competitive salary wise but compete well in the whole package. Depends what your values are - money or time?
    - things work slow and have barriers like many government and publicly funded places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is some degree of being out of touch with the worker bees - the people that are actually interacting with your clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Poor Employee Treatment set up for failure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at SAIT Polytechnic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None. Ziltch. Nada. Nyet. Naught.

    Cons

    Very poor management employees.
    Poor training for new hires
    Set up for failure with no access to needed software and poor leadership in terms of the position
    Very political
    All current employees think they are "above" helping the new people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and make sure you even know the position you are hiring for.
    New hires should be treated with respect and integrity in order to retain them.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7.  

    Great people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIT Polytechnic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lot's of vacation time, four weeks to start off with additional 1 week Christmas break. Average health and dental benefits.

    Cons

    High attrition rates due to poor middle management. Views and opinions of lower level staff members are not taken into consideration. Salaries are lower in comparison to other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at SAIT Polytechnic as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible hours and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Some departments are a work in progress, patience is needed sometimes.

  9.  

    Excellent team! Fun to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIT Polytechnic as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay, and the overall experience is absolutely wonderful. SAIT is a company that clearly values its employees as much as its students.

    Cons

    I wouldn't change a thing. SAIT is an excellent institution just the way it is. The people I worked with were kind and customer oriented. No customers were rude, which is highly unusual for the position I was in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A good environment for people interested in human development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lecturer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at SAIT Polytechnic part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment with multi cultural diversity.
    A good source for trained personnel to several industries.
    Good work / life balance

    Cons

    Slower kind of operation. Response time to change is not as fast as any other company in the industry.
    Approach to solving issues and response to problems should be more practical

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Rewarding place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIT Polytechnic

    Pros

    Focused Student Body and Good Co-Workers. Really enjoyed my time at this school.

    Cons

    Fast growing Student Body and new programs are both an opportunity and a reward

    Recommends

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