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SIAST Reviews

Updated 19 Oct 2017

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2.7
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SIAST CEO Larry Rosia
Larry Rosia
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  1. "Great environment and people"

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    Professional Services Employee in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SIAST

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for personal development

    Cons

    To many employees under one union with varying views

    SIAST2015-09-01
  2. "Administration assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at SIAST part-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work at.

    Cons

    Many things to write about

    SIAST2017-10-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Just don't work downtown"

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     in Saskatoon, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SIAST

    Pros

    Good benefits, strong Union (if not a little old school), can be great if you have a good boss.

    Cons

    Poor HR management, totally disregard employee rights which is why the union has to fight them. Downtown environment is so high school - rumours, veiled threats, enough to drive multiple employees to mental health issues:( don't trust management as they're only out for themselves and don't care about the little guy. The culture is a joke, you can only trust your direct boss, so if things aren't good there, you should get out as fast as you can!

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    SIAST2016-06-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    EDO's every second Friday. Low stress. Easy to book vacation days off. Lots of great people to work with.

    Cons

    No real performance evaluation. Not much training. Performing people get more work and people who do less get less work.

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    SIAST2015-04-30
  5. "A difficult place to like when you look upward but it has some rewards working with learners."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SIAST full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Has influence in post secondary education the province.

    Cons

    Extreme difficulty handling leadership challenges since it began in 1988.

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    SIAST2014-06-08
  6. "Wait 10 years until all the clingers on have departed"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Moose Jaw, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Summers off (6-8 weeks). The pension is decent.

    Cons

    #1. My salary was 20-30% below market value. #2. Constant in-fighting within the union. Mostly related to how professionals are paid versus trades instructors. #3. You're stuck in a closed-shop union. #4. Management and the union duking things out. Sometimes directly, sometimes not. Not a positive or healthy work environment. #5. Corporate culture that is truly 15-20 years behind. #6. You're in a trade centric college. If you're a knowledge worker or instructor...you are in the minority. #6. Jam packed with "Clingers on". Folks who don't do a lot and are just clinging on to fill up the pension coffers. Forces a high workload on anyone who cares (and still has a soul) and has seriously out-dated many programs. Some staff don't do a whole lot and since they are protected by contract law (See union above), not much can be done and management has no interest in fixing the problem.

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    SIAST2013-08-10
  7. "SIAST Academic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Knowing when your vacation time will be every year.

    Cons

    Lack of management interaction with programs.

    SIAST2013-03-01
  8. "A handful of heroes in a sea of duds"

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    Former Contractor - Instructor in Moose Jaw, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SIAST for more than a year

    Pros

    6 weeks off in the summer to heal your tumours/ulcers.

    Cons

    Horrible union Divisive work environment Stereotypical - the dud who managed to hang on the longest gets promoted No accountability from 6-figure management types Bitter staff Outdated curriculum Large workload in semester (for those with low seniority)

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    SIAST2012-08-20
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