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University of Wyoming Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
51 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity available for graduating students and availability of interests to follow.

    Cons

    You have to initiate what you want to do.

  2.  

    Great institution, very well managed and supported by the state.

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    Current Employee - Manager of A Grant Funded Program  in  Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Manager of A Grant Funded Program in Laramie, WY

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

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues, forward thinking environment. Facilities are first class as is the quality of the workforce. The students are some of the best I've been exposed to. Decent benefits, and excellent flexibility in work schedules.

    Cons

    Salaries have been flat for nearly 5 years due to economic downturn. Although the legislature has finally passed a budget that includes some increases, the overall impact of the "no raises" has been that we've begun to loose talented people, especially researchers and support staff. Salaries do not compare well to other regional institutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard at bringing salaries nearer to par with similar institutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Higher Education

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Low tuition, small class sizes, friendly faculty, accessible resources

    Cons

    Cold weather, limited parking, poor infrastructure upkeep

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  5.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    nice place to do research

    Cons

    far away from the airport

  6.  

    Great student job source to earn some easy income

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    Former Employee - Night Host  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Night Host in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really easy simple jobs. Can often study/do homework while at job post.

    Cons

    Have to makeup being interested in "becoming a leader" if you say you're interested in the benefits they automatically black list you.
    Some bureaucratic rules like if need repairman, can't directly call repairman instead have to call repair man's dispatcher but if that person out then stuff stays out of service until next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Summer Resident Assistants are helpful since they're always around, but during fall/spring semesters the people hired for RA jobs seem to be hard to find.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My experience has provided and given me an opportunity to learn and grow as person and as a top notch employee.

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    Current Employee - Office Support Specialist  in  Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Office Support Specialist in Cheyenne, WY

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

    Pros

    Learned how to multitask, learned how to set priorities, learned how to create systems for myself and learned how to meet deadlines and keep up with a steady work flow.

    Cons

    Working for a leadership who came in and ripped us apart and changed our departments way of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always build honesty within each other and appreciate each other's work. We all need each other.

    Recommends
  8.  

    very satisfying, fun, flexible, and an overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Laramie, WY

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

    Pros

    flexible with your schedule, on campus

    Cons

    sometimes give you bad hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ask what hours employees would prefer to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Computer Lab Asst. and all other jobs - Incredible Opportunity for Self-Development while working in a caring community.

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    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Laramie, WY

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

    Pros

    Best student job on-campus, working at a computer while studying. Basically getting paid to do what you would be doing otherwise. Supervisors are awesome. Techs are polite and friendly. Scheduling system is fantastic. The community is incredible. The University of Wyoming is an employer that goes out of their way to offer the most to those employed by them. The hiring process is a not terribly long or intense. Beautiful campus and friendly, down to earth people. For a rural area, it is a busy little place.

    Cons

    The parking is atrocious. The winters are cold, so combine that with the bad parking - and it can be pretty miserable on the worst days. Also, some of the shifts for student positions are broken down to 1hr slots. Can be quite annoying to work split shifts or one hour slots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During the HR process, if an application is submitted and is rejected due to the fact that it is incomplete - it would be nice to be notified before the job closes. Otherwise, this is the best place that I have ever worked.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Senior  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Senior in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, atmosphere, work-life balance. You must work here!

    Cons

    None at all. As mentioned above: Great benefits, pay, atmosphere, work-life balance. You must work here!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Executive  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Executive in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, employer contributes a large amount to retirement and encourages continuing education by providing free classes to employees, pay is reasonable for government institutions. Good culture and values, strong feeling of job security.

    Cons

    Too many layers of middle management in some departments, which causes things to move much more slowly than they should. The hiring process takes a long time, and anything that requires a decision from upper management usually has to go through multiple meetings for approval.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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