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Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good for low income student

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    Current Employee - Community Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Community Assistant in Missoula, MT

    I have been working at University of Montana part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    you work from home. It is the best for busy student. but there are a lot of crash things you might have to deal with on your duty nights

    Cons

    sometime people are not nice at all.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Liberal employer

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Missoula, MT

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Adjustable hours, state employee - yes

    Cons

    Limited hours- state employee, No OT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right people.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Unfriendly town, fine place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate

    I worked at University of Montana full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can mostly only speak to my department, but I was treated by my boss with respect and given a lot of autonomy. It's a beautiful campus and the city is walkable and bikeable, making getting to work easy.

    Cons

    My department was understaffed, being a research position that relies on grants, and so I was definitely overworked and underpaid. Also, as someone moving to Missoula around the age of 30, I felt that I was too young to be seen as a peer by staff/faculty, and too old to be seen as a peer by students. The general vibe of the town was very unfriendly to me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work in but very little job security makes it hard to stay on the job especially if you are an adjunct.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Missoula, MT

    I worked at University of Montana part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    First off, you will be working in a great campus. It is one of the most beautiful campuses across the country. You will enjoy your work environment. There are lots of friendly and helpful people in each department.

    Cons

    There is unfortunately very little commitment towards adjunct faculty. The administration could decide to let you go any second with budget cuts that do not seem to end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectively with the adjunct faculty. Recognize their potential and realize that they are teaching with the same standards and sometimes provide much higher quality instruction than your tenure track professors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Adjunct Professor Review

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor

    I worked at University of Montana as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    great location, friendly staff and administration.

    Cons

    very low teaching salary, majority of students not very invested in learning.

  7.  

    Flexible student friendly enviroment.

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Manager in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Front Desk Manager in Missoula, MT

    I have been working at University of Montana

    Pros

    Flexible on scheduling
    Easy to find time off
    Good coworker relations
    Great location

    Cons

    Low pay
    Not alot of opportunity to excel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update systems and reduce paper systems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Disappointing

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    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Missoula, MT

    I have been working at University of Montana

    Pros

    Location in beautiful Montana, autonomy in some respects

    Cons

    Salary/compensaton is amongthe lowest in the country for comparable positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review salaries across sectors

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    meh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT

    I have been working at University of Montana

    Pros

    It's lovely but you can't eat scenery

    Cons

    LOW PAY, little respect, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your employees, empower them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Location is beautiful, pay is just OK

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Missoula, MT

    I worked at University of Montana

    Pros

    location, rate of pay fairly high by Missoula standards, faculty/staff perks such as free theater, discounts, etc, networking opportunities on campus, casual work environment, benefits can be good for full-time employees (which can help make up for so-so salaries)

    Cons

    pay is still low, difficult to cut through bureaucracy, many new posted positions seem to already have candidates chosen, making advancement difficult, pretentious faculty create faculty/staff rift, staff feel under appreciated and overlooked (in addition to often being poorly paid)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to staff, as they are the reason the University runs. Do something about GrizCentral, the most stressful place on campus.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad place to gain experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time

    Pros

    Management is supportive of professional growth.

    Cons

    Management is pretty far removed from the actual details of everybody else's job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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