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University of Idaho Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Idaho full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere and bosses cared about their employees

    Cons

    The University is behind the power curve as far as compensation matters are concerned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive and rewarding

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Moscow, ID
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Moscow, ID

    I worked at University of Idaho full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great understanding of skills for college-age students and great learning environment to encourage growth in leadership, technology skills and overall development.

    Cons

    no cons at this time

    Recommends
  3.  

    Work environment

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Moscow, ID

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

    Pros

    Small, connected, interwoven and integrated working environment. U of I is a small school and this offers great opportunity for one-on-one talk with professors and staff. It is different from some big schools where one might wait for days and even weeks to gain access to one's own major professor! With mainly small to moderate sized class, there is good rapport between the professors and students in the class. That is a big plus!

    Cons

    Options could, however be limited since there is naturally a constraint to the diversity of areas of specialization. Sometimes, this is augmented by taking classes at the neighboring Washington State University (WSU) with its own accompanying stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore more diversity by expanding both the student (they are doing that now) and professorial populations

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  5.  

    Web Developer

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Moscow, ID

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, easy going atmosphere. Lots of room for growth for a young employee. Lots of opportunity to learn new skills and participate in a wide range of projects. Easy and flexible working hours allow for plenty of family time.

    Cons

    Low pay and very little pay increase. High level bureaucracy can slow things down considerably.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Small, Large University in a state that provides limited support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Idaho full-time

    Pros

    Provides an opportunity to make a difference through both teaching and research. The university values a balance between research and teaching. Great local communities that include two major universities and many outdoor activities.

    Cons

    Salaries and resources for research are substantially below-market, which leads to higher-than-average turnover and a challenge to attract talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    So much potential, such little wages.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Marketing in Moscow, ID

    I have been working at University of Idaho full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people at the customer service level

    Cons

    Run by a bunch of good ol boys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of full time people. Not providing health insurance to full time people is wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working with the staff at University of Idaho INBRE Program continues to be a wonderful experience.

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    Current Employee - Photographer and Graphic Designer in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Photographer and Graphic Designer in Moscow, ID

    I have been working at University of Idaho as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is so refreshing to work with people who appreciate my work. I feel like the staff is part of my circle of friends. They continue to give me more opportunities based upon my past projects with them and I am having fun.

    Cons

    Working with a institution has a few challenges in that I must jump through hoops to get a contract signed and there have been a few times where I had to wait to get paid due to it being the end of their fiscal year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what they are doing, the entire staff works well together and they all seem to respect each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    UI is a great place for life-long learning at any age!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are quality. They are caring, intelligent and fun to be with.

    Cons

    Layers of typical bureaucracy- takes a long time to get things done that need to be improved because some fear change. However, moving too quickly on delicate matters can have a negative effect. Hmmm, can't win, right?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front-line people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    University of Idaho

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    Former Employee - Lead Custodian in Moscow, ID
    Former Employee - Lead Custodian in Moscow, ID

    I worked at University of Idaho full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and leadership. Hub of culture and life experience.

    Cons

    Too many people to make happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I work as an Extension Ag Economist in the department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.

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    Current Employee - Extension Ag Economist in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Extension Ag Economist in Moscow, ID

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

    Pros

    This is a small, friendly place to work, with many dedicated young faculty. Work atmosphere is not too pressurized, particularly since I'm working as a support staff.

    Cons

    Pay scale is quite low. Little flexibility for telecommuting. No upward mobility despite having a PhD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Given the low payscale, there ought to be a bit more flexibility in order to retain good employees. Money isn't everything for many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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