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Updated Jul 14, 2014

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3.9 47 reviews

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University of Wyoming President Richard C. McGinity

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84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    There are great advisors and extremely helpful support staff throughout the engineering practices.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExtremely 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.

    ConsSome 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Laramie, WY

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lecturer (Current Employee) Laramie, WY

    ProsGreat culture, good money, freedom

    ConsPoor supervisor, strange choice for University President

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep good people in top positions, and replace department chairs after two terms

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Laramie, WY

    ProsLaramie is a nice place to stay in.

    ConsWinter is quite tough for most people.

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    Fulfilling and enjoyable

    Cremember (Former Employee) Laramie, WY

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

    ConsTeam dynamics were hit or miss

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure employees are willing to work outdoor manual labor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall town and quite
    Low living expenses

    ConsVery cold winter
    Some stubborn managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to seek the lower level to make new policies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I'm happy here, but not everyone is.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

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

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    Challenging with lots of opportunity for creativity

    Associate Extension Educator (Current Employee) Laramie, WY

    ProsLots of opportunity to follow your areas of interest, work on projects you are passionate about, and get involved in the community. Opportunity to take on leadership roles and participate in professional development. Lots of flexibility.

    ConsLack of direction. You really need to be a self starter, independent, and confident. If you aren't good at planning and saying no, or even if you are, you can spend all your time working.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a clearer direction that everyone can get behind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This experience has been a very rewarding internship while attending school full-time.

    Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Laramie, WY

    ProsGreat flexibility with school schedule.

    ConsPoor pay with no benefits as Intern.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to relax.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The only four-year university in the state, UW is by definition all things to all people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUW has a beautiful campus in a great town, surrounded by fabulous mountains. If you like the out of doors, you will find many opportunities here.

    ConsWinters are harsh (though 300 days of sun/year); it often snows on graduation in May.

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