SAIT Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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3.8
85%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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SAIT President and  Chief Executive Officer David Ross
David Ross
26 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Poor management by School Dean and having favorites among his co-workers(in 5 reviews)

  • "No increases - government freeze(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "School"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAIT part-time

    Pros

    it is near the city center

    Cons

    I have nothing against with the school

  2. "One of the best institute to work for many years"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A very good institute to work for many years

    Cons

    As such I have not seen any Cons during my employment

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  3. "Great benefits"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at SAIT full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits especially for unionized employees

    Cons

    Hierarchical, too many levels that block up things.

  4. "Great Opportunity, Chaotic Management Structure"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of unique opportunities to be creative.

    Cons

    Not enough time or forethought for the creative process. Management to employee ratio way off, too many managers unfamiliar with the work.

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  5. "Great study experience, allowing to work in the industry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cinematographer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIT full-time

    Pros

    Great team great instructors great environment N/A N/A

    Cons

    limited time limited experience the institutional limitations N/A N/A

  6. "Mixed Feelings"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits Good work-life balance Time off/flex days

    Cons

    Little room for growth and progression

  7. "Great worklife balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SAIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great worklife balance, compensation, vacation, advancement opportunities and professional development opportunities

    Cons

    No timely response to problems, change management is poorly communicated

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  8. "Best job I’ve had yet"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAIT part-time

    Pros

    Loved the flexible hours, great working environment, awesome team members, and challenging work.

    Cons

    The pay was not as high as other comparable positions and there were no medical benefits. Instead of giving job security, the union caused my job to be terminated.

  9. "Slow decline"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Third Class Power Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIT full-time

    Pros

    Great people, safe environment. May regain it's status as a great employer.

    Cons

    Low moral, death by a thousand cuts.

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  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAIT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interacting with students, dynamic work, great benefits/pension and vacation Time

    Cons

    Limited to when you can take vacation, Very hierarchical. Job about to change significantly with education cuts.

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