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University of Wyoming Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
55 Reviews
3.9
55 Reviews
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University of Wyoming President Richard C. McGinity
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work environment with friendly coworkers (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits, pay, atmosphere, work-life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • UW pays support staff next to nothing and gives no raises (in 3 reviews)

  • Cold weather, limited parking, poor infrastructure upkeep (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    In a transition

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    As the only University in a wealthy state, they tend to be well funded. Tuition is low. Students tend to be respectful. The community is small making it rather easy to assimilate. Great opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, and skiing.

    Cons

    They have been in a transition for the past several years with the a new president, several searches for deans, turnover in the provost office, and several professors leaving. Once they have a new, positive leadership, things should get back on track. Since the community is small, shopping, restaurants, and health care are limited. Drives to Cheyenne and Fort Collins are necessary if you want a mall, a good doctor, or a nice restaurants.

  2.  

    Not a bad place to work while going to school

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Tutor in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People were easy to work with, and flexible when it came to scheduling. Also had training sessions to improve our work.

    Cons

    The pay was very low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    disappointed with attitude

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wyoming part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    quiet place, good work-life balance

    Cons

    DIFFERENT ATTITUDE FROM MANAGEMENT TO AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYERS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocre to decent state school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Relatively inexpensive. Good engineering program.

    Cons

    96% acceptance rate makes for a disinterested student body that generally treats class like they would a restaurant where they disapprove of the service.

  6.  

    This department ids very nice.

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant Senior in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Office Assistant Senior in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The typical college campus stuff

    Cons

    UW pays support staff next to nothing and gives no raises. This year, first raise 6 years and our contribution to retirement and health insurance increased.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Values stuff over human resources

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The university is well-resourced in comparison to peer institutions because of the mineral wealth in the state (this changes when prices plummet). The size of the university is nice, and it's possible to make connections across disciplinary, departmental, and college lines. In general, the faculty is full of smart, talented people who want to do good work. It's possible to stand out here and make a name for yourself because it's a small pond.

    Cons

    The community is small and insular, and it can be very challenging to enjoy living in this small town. Th university has not been able to hire adequate faculty and staff, even with very high operating budgets, so faculty and staff are stressed. There is a culture of trying to purchase "out of the box" solutions instead of building good systems that actually work for students and employees. While the people here generally mean well, there is resistance to change and we lack a culture of creativity and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    First year of the program

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    Former Employee - Summit Leader in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Summit Leader in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    easy to meet the requirements

    Cons

    long training, no way to hold students accountable for participation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    organize it beforehand

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Small, friendly, and safe campus
    Easygoing people
    Some recreational events and activities
    Well funded because it is the only University in this rich state

    Cons

    Senior level management may ignore lower level employees
    Politics
    Lack of transparency
    Free parkin is rare even though Wyoming is a big state with sparse population

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not neglect graduate students and postdocs.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    55000

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Great Environment to work and raise kids
    Advance technology

    Cons

    Career Advancement is limited
    There is no career networking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make available more professional exposure for people
    Hire more qualified people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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