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University of Wyoming Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
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.  

    Great Opportunities and Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Really great benefits and chance to experience Division 1 athletics, world-class arts and wonderful people.

    Cons

    Really depends on your manager. Need a better system to get rid of bad apples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold your leadership more accountable. Get rid of troublesome AVPs that are only concerned about themselves. Recognize and retain good talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a student, there was plenty of opportunities to work in the field under a professor.

    Cons

    Part of the crowd, another number. Location and weather is undesirable in winter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Laramie, WY

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

    Pros

    Good people around. Job satisfaction depends on the department and faculty you work for.

    Cons

    Weather is challenging. Also compensation depends on the department. Some are as high as 25000/year, but most of the department pay base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much. Keep the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    There are great advisors and extremely helpful support staff throughout the engineering practices.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Extremely nice professors, advisors, and fellow students who are willing to help you learn, even outside of the classroom. They will work one on one in order to help you understand a concept.

    Cons

    Some educators do not expect enough of their students and will create poor teaching environments. Sometimes a class may be completed without truly learning anything helpful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ms Research Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The most important reason for me to work here is the assistanship opportunity that UW provides for master students.

    Cons

    Laramie is versy small town and there are not muh to do in the city. In addition to that, weathere is very cold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, good money, freedom

    Cons

    Poor supervisor, strange choice for University President

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good people in top positions, and replace department chairs after two terms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I am a current phD candidate in Chemistry department. I am designing synthetizing new solid state materials.(Carbides)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY

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

    Pros

    Laramie is a nice place to stay in.

    Cons

    Winter is quite tough for most people.

  9.  

    Fulfilling and enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cremember in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Cremember in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Camping for ten days at a time. Good company and enjoyable outdoor work

    Cons

    Team dynamics were hit or miss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure employees are willing to work outdoor manual labor

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Wyoming part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small town and quite
    Low living expenses

    Cons

    Very cold winter
    Some stubborn managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to seek the lower level to make new policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I'm happy here, but not everyone is.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, excellent facilities, good working environment, short commute, pleasant community. Some departments are highly rated. Has advantages of a college town without the downside of a big city, yet has easy access to larger metro areas. Great outdoor amenities in the region.

    Cons

    Administrative turnover has rendered the institution's direction uncertain. Like most state universities, suffered budget cuts during the financial crisis; salaries are below market, with no raises for several years. Staff support was also reduced with the budget cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what our recently retired president Tom Buchanan pointed out in an interview: "the institution is its people."

    Approves of CEO

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