University of Idaho

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University of Idaho Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    Supervisor at Vandal Connect

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Moscow, ID

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

    Pros

    Great professional experience and lots of creative opportunity to improve the call center's motivation and retention. Hours are excellent for students, an average of 14 hours per week, and the evening time works great for class schedules. There are bonus opportunities and excellent management experience.

    Cons

    There are anywhere from 30-50 callers to keep track of as far as scheduling, training, and tracking. Working in a management team of 4-6 people also creates difficulty sometimes in streamlining policies and procedures. The advancement positions have high turnover as well so the call center management changes frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the University would change budgeting to offer a more reasonable salary to the call center manager, they may be able to stick around for longer and actually make significant improvement over a long period of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    A beautiful place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Idaho

    Pros

    The Professors and my colleagues are fantastic people to work with. No discrimination of any sort and are willing to help

    Cons

    You learn on the job by going the extra mile to do things by yourself. You are given the autonomy to figure things out even though you are guided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None for now

  9.  

    Fun and Spirited!

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    Current Employee - Annual Giving Caller in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Annual Giving Caller in Moscow, ID

    I have been working at University of Idaho part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a fun and rewarding place to work with a great team environment with opportunities for advancement and incentives.

    Cons

    The work is monotonous and at times becomes boring. Depends a lot on the calling pool they are pulling from and if those called are receptive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Moscow, ID
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Moscow, ID

    I worked at University of Idaho full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, senior leaders are good to work with

    Cons

    Gossip and childish behavior, poor salary and tiny town

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Depends on your supervisor

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Moscow, ID
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Moscow, ID

    I worked at University of Idaho full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good pay only when compared to other options in the area, beautiful campus, friendly work environment

    Cons

    recent reclassification lowered starting pay for a lot of those coming in to the school, pay still not adequate for experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as individuals starting in the hiring process (everyone has different experience and education and does not necessarily fit a neat pay scale. The reclassification of your employees has suggested that some are more valuable than originally thought (they went up a class) but worth less (the received no pay raises). I watched a friend go through this. She was not the only one and all it served to do was devalue her.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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