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University of Montana Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.7 29 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

University of Montana President Royce C. Engstrom

Royce C. Engstrom

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    love being here, and enjoy what I do. Ready for new challenges.

    Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) Missoula, MT

    ProsA great place to work. You can meet alot of interesting people's who's life career's are so interesting.

    ConsVery little support for Adjuncts and no insentives for advancement. Just do your job and be glad you have one!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementI guess I could say, more support for Adjuncts is needed. Encouragment and some acknowlegement would be nice. We are here, and do contribute to the "U".

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    Lack of professionalism and communication.

    Resident Assistant (Former Employee) Missoula, MT

    ProsWorking as a Resident Assistance gives you access to a lot of resources and great people. Typically you can complete homework while working the desk. Your schedule can be flexible if you have understanding supervisors.

    ConsManagement lacks communication skills, understanding and overall behaves unprofessionally. This job and environment does not encourage much growth and is definitely not worth the added stress. While management says that school comes first, they have unrealistic expectations of staff commitment. Additionally, upper management has been rude and accusatory towards employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to have more faith in their employees and be more understanding of student schedules. Furthermore, it is important to be respectful of other people's time. If you schedule a meeting, show up for it on time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    University is a great place to leave as a staff member.

    Manager of IT Colleges of Arts and Sciences (Former Employee) Missoula, MT

    ProsWorking with student employees and mentoring them into careers. The scenary is nice. Some of the faculty care about their jobs as instructing courses.

    ConsThe faculty union is weak in that for some of the positions at the University the staff are not even paid half of what they could make elsewhere. Staff are treated like second rate citizens compared to the faculty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the lopsidedness of faculty preference to the shitty way that staff are treated. Quit promoting stupidity and promote based off of merit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You can't eat the scenery, or cut through the bureaucracy

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Missoula, MT

    ProsLocation, location, location. Missoula is beautiful. And to be paid to live here is great. If you love the outdoors you will love Missoula. There's also great cultural opportunities for those who don't love the outdoors! The campus is also quite lovely and the people are friendly and welcoming.

    ConsThe students are unmotivated, the salaries are pitiful, and the administration is clueless. The current push to make UM a primarily graduate level institution is misguided at best and a disaster waiting to happen. I have no idea why this is happening, who approved it, etc. It seems to have just sprung out of Dennison and no one is brave enough to say it's a bad idea.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart involving faculty and staff in strategic planning/direction. And not just tenured 100 year old faculty either. Pay your staff a living wage. Accept UM's position as a less than ideal educational institution and stop trying to make it into the Harvard of the west.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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