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Northern Arizona University Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, light work load (in 18 reviews)

  • It's a great place to work while going to school (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary is low for the cost of living (in 13 reviews)

  • Slightly low pay, sometimes discouraging (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great university"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Arizona University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great university with growth prospect

    Cons

    Limited market given it's in Flagstaff


  2. "GTA at Northern Arizona University's Program in Intensive English: Good deal"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ
    Recommends

    I have been working at Northern Arizona University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fair pay and medical coverage
    lots of professional development opportunities
    high level of collegiality
    summer work opportunities

    Cons

    no benefits
    only 4 years of assistantship are guaranteed

  3. "Sales Professional"

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Flagstaff, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northern Arizona University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work experience and co workers

    Cons

    Personally the city and weather did not fit me


  4. "Great benefits and awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Northern Arizona University full-time

    Pros

    Great and helpful peers and really good benefits.

    Cons

    Location of Flagstaff is a very small town.


  5. "ME Machine Shop"

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    Former Employee - Junior Machine Shop Manager
    Former Employee - Junior Machine Shop Manager

    I worked at Northern Arizona University part-time

    Pros

    It is a great learning environment.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be slow with not much to do.


  6. "Working at NAU"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northern Arizona University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing job for a student, very convenient to go from class to work. Your education will always come first and NAU will probably be the easiest employer you'll ever work for.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons, other than that you're limited to a certain number of hours. But this keeps students from doing poorly in school.


  7. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Lab Aide in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Lab Aide in Flagstaff, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northern Arizona University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about the Solidworks in order to teach the students Solidworks.

    Cons

    Tedious paperwork/computerwork in order to get paid.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Flagstaff, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northern Arizona University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really able to learn, grow and develop with NAU. Challenged myself and acquired skills in teaching and teaching assisting.

    Cons

    There wasn't a lot of positive feedback from the department. Not a lot of reward or incentive so I had to really be driven myself.

    Advice to Management

    The departments should supply more feedback and reviews so that teaching assistants know how their progress is.


  9. "rewarding experience, develop skills"

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    Former Employee - Supplemental Instructor in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Supplemental Instructor in Flagstaff, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northern Arizona University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid for 10 hours a week, although you only have to hold 4 sessions (4 hours) and attend 2 classes (3 hours total). The remaining 3 hours are paid to you to prepare lessons for the students. If you are a returning SI leader, you will not need to spend as much time preparing lessons, yet you still get paid the same.

    Cons

    must attend occasional seminars and meetings that may seem pointless. If you are supporting a difficult subject, you may end up putting in more work time than you are compensated for

    Advice to Management

    Audit instructors in the first third of the semester, rather than towards the end. That way they can use the criticism to improve earlier on


  10. "Great place to work while in College"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Arizona University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Great staff
    Various jobs around campus needed

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


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