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University of Montana Reviews

Updated May 18, 2014
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3.6 30 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

University of Montana President Royce C. Engstrom

Royce C. Engstrom

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Unfriendly town, fine place to work

    Research Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsI 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.

    ConsMy 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    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.

    Adjunct Faculty (Former Employee) Missoula, MT

    ProsFirst 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementCommunicate 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Adjunct Professor (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat location, friendly staff and administration.

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

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    Flexible student friendly enviroment.

    Front Desk Manager (Current Employee) Missoula, MT

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

    ConsLow pay
    Not alot of opportunity to excel

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate systems and reduce paper systems

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Disappointing

    Associate Vice President (Current Employee) Missoula, MT

    ProsLocation in beautiful Montana, autonomy in some respects

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

    Advice to Senior Managementreview salaries across sectors

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    meh

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Missoula, MT

    ProsIt's lovely but you can't eat scenery

    ConsLOW PAY, little respect, long hours

    Advice to Senior Managementtrust your employees, empower them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Location is beautiful, pay is just OK

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Missoula, MT

    Proslocation, 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)

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place to gain experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement is supportive of professional growth.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee Cons.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Apathetic coworkers, stupid politicians

    Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee)

    ProsAs adjunct faculty, they give me very flexible hours and have been supportive of my requests for clumping my teaching together and giving me time off when I need it.

    ConsMontana politicians don't support education (the students demanded a tuition increase, but politicians refused, opting to cram more students into classes and further decrease the educational experience).
    Pay and benefits are horrible. You have to work 2 semesters above half-time before getting any benefits. Full-time is teaching 7 classes a semester, and you make just $26,000. Accordingly, most people who work there have become like Wally in the Dilbert comic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe university president shouldn't be given a $75,000 salary increase the year he's retiring, while the regents and politicians complain about lack of funds.

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