University of Idaho Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Idaho full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. The people that work here are dedicated, friendly and devoted to students. Direct managers are amazing and great team players.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average in the field. More is expected each year without additional compensation. Opportunities for professional growth are limited. Upper administration appears too removed to understand what the average worker does.

    Advice to Management

    Find additional money for pay raises and chances to advance. Upper management should gain more of an understanding of what the average worker does.

  2. Control Room Operator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator in Moscow, ID

    I have been working at University of Idaho

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Really nice supervisors, easy to learn, very organized and helpful when needing work covered.

    Cons

    Super boring, repetitive tasks, literally could fall asleep on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hover over employees

  3. OK place to work, if you're a student.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Notetaker in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Notetaker in Moscow, ID

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good workplace environment (casual)
    Open and welcoming atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of transparency with some aspects of the organization, namely the administration.
    Extremely difficult to move "up the chain" if you're a student.
    Pay is not aligned to cost of living

    Advice to Management

    Share/Communicate more with general staff body as a whole.

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  5. Engineering Ambassador

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Student in Moscow, ID

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This position allowed me the opportunity to interact with pre-college children and get them exited for a profession in Electrical Engineering.

    Cons

    The lead instruction for the program was unreliable and unorganized. He would often act immature and inappropriate.

    Advice to Management

    Tighten the grip on the lead instructor.

  6. Wonderful learning and culture experience

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Exchange Student Mentor
    Former Employee - Exchange Student Mentor

    I worked at University of Idaho

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

    Pros

    The attidude of all staff was always upbeat and professional. other employees were great to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes there could be a lack of motivation, and organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  7. Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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.

  8. Positive and rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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

  9. Work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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 Management

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

  10. Web Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    So much potential, such little wages.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people at the customer service level

    Cons

    Run by a bunch of good ol boys.

    Advice to Management

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

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