University of Wyoming Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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University of Wyoming President Richard C. McGinity
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Pros
  • Beautiful campus and friendly, down to earth people (in 3 reviews)

  • It has been the best experience working in a small town (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Like most state universities, suffered budget cuts during the financial crisis; salaries are below market, with no raises for several years (in 3 reviews)

  • In addition to that, weathere is very cold (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great, and challenging

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Living cost is really low in Laramie, the I am paid relatively well; UW is highly supported by the Wyoming government. Geoscience and petroleum engineering are very renown majors

    Cons

    Cold in winter, far from the large cities. The research I am doing is very challenging, I need to do some extra hours in order to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    I hope the standard for the students, especially undergrads, to be admitted should be higher.


  2. Great Grad school for the cost

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small groups (chemistry), good teaching experience

    Cons

    Not a very diverse research breadth, with few faculty it's hard to be very diverse though

    Advice to Management

    Overhead from grants shouldn't all go to sports


  3. A great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing and Promotions in Laramie, WY
    Former Intern - Marketing and Promotions in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to learn the basics and be guided

    Cons

    A lot of micromanagement during even smaller tasks

    Advice to Management

    Allow for creativity


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  5. I have enjoyed my time working at the University...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Tutor in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Good pay for the job being performed
    -Flexible schedule
    - Nice people and great opportunities

    Cons

    - Sometimes a bit disorganized
    - Government beauracracy can be a little tedious at times


  6. Good way to get an education

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    -Tuition is fully covered
    -Decent health insurance
    -Flexible hours
    -You get the opportunity to work with some incredibly brilliant people

    Cons

    Your experience can greatly be effected by your advisor. This is the person that you will be working with for the next 2-4 years. Make sure that you pick someone who you can get along with, but will also challenge you to grow.


  7. It is a great place to work as a student. They work with your class schedule and give you great leadership opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, Understanding, Reasonable pay, Great supervisors, great work culture, builds leadership

    Cons

    Not extremely high pay, random hours, must give up some saturdays, chaotic, you must be flexible


  8. Great Opportunities and Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wyoming

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Great opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Laramie, WY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  10. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Not much. Keep the good work.


  11. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.



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