University of Montana Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Once you work on campus you want to stay and grow your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A supportive, hardworking community and work environment. A wonderfully diverse community and gorgeous campus.

    Cons

    There is a consistent lack of information and respect. Very little room for career development in the specific job.

  2. Student admin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Montana part-time

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

    Pros

    The office I work in and department I work for is fantastic. Love the people I work with and am going to miss dearly. They seem to be attune to finding positions that work with employees they hire.

    Cons

    There is 0 loyolty, they will cut you in a second if it saves the department money.

  3. UM Corner Store

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    Current Employee - Food Worker in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Food Worker in Missoula, MT

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

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

    Pros

    The environment is fine, you'll work with a lot of different people that change a lot. The work is not hard and overall not bad. Just a lot of standing around sometimes.

    Cons

    This is really just temporary job for students. Don't expect any big perks or "personal growth opportunities"

    Advice to Management

    Try to motivate students by actually explaining them the meal preparation process and the purpose of some of the steps. Learning things on the go is fine, but you cannot expect the food to be actually prepared in the right way.

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  5. Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Missoula, MT

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, collegial work environment. Great outdoors!

    Cons

    Lower than market average salaries

  6. Good for low income student

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    Current Employee - Community Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Community Assistant in Missoula, MT

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    you work from home. It is the best for busy student. but there are a lot of crash things you might have to deal with on your duty nights

    Cons

    sometime people are not nice at all.

  7. Great place to work! Friendly atmosphere, beautiful setting, stimulating work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Polson, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Polson, MT

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Cutting edge research and intellectual properties, inviting work on a beautiful lake

    Cons

    isolated area, housing can be hard to come by at certain seasons

  8. Liberal employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Missoula, MT

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Adjustable hours, state employee - yes

    Cons

    Limited hours- state employee, No OT

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people.

  9. Worthwhile Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Missoula, MT

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment, able to work around a busy schedule, the other employees were great.

    Cons

    The pay was not very good. No benifits for part-time or interns. Not as much room to move up. Limited my hours

  10. A close-knit work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Employees are part of team. Positive feedback is common. The benefits can't be beat.

    Cons

    There is little room to advance

  11. Helpful (1)

    Low pay, zero ability for advancement, but hey, nice scenery.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Staff - Library Systems in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Technical Staff - Library Systems in Missoula, MT

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits which you'll receive even while only employed at 50% time. Tuition waiver for staff/faculty. Flexible hours are often available depending on your position. Missoula isn't a large city/town, so commute times are short. If you're not braindead you can work at 15% efficiency and still out-perform most of your coworkers. Most staff positions are unionized so you can't get fired.

    Cons

    They tell you there's a career ladder but neglect to tell you there are no rungs on the ladder. Administration tearfully says a horrible economy means no raises for staff or faculty and vacated positions won't be filled, yet somehow keeps hiring new provosts and administrators with fancy titles to help them reach the "lofty" goals of the Strategic Plan. Nevermind the fact that the four year graduation rate is still 40% and certainly won't be helped by having grad students teach classes instead of adjunct and tenured faculty. Wages across the board for staff, adjunct, and tenured faculty are abysmal. Probably not a good sign when a department head has to teach summer school classes to pay their mortgage. If you're not braindead you'll get to pick up the slack in your department while the people who have worked there 20+ years under-perform and get paid twice as much as you do. Most staff positions are unionized so they can't get fired. And the student janitors will steal your food from the fridge.

    Advice to Management

    Management might want to consider actually focusing on how best to educate the students instead of crafting new logos or offering discounts to the football game.

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