University of Montana Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. A wonderful work environment full of wonderful people.

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Missoula, MT

    I worked at University of Montana full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible autonomy is given when interacting with and helping the student customers of this business. These interactions are the most rewarding and educational experiences at this business.

    Cons

    With autonomy comes responsibility, and oversight is sometimes lacking. Employees are trained in policies related to their work, but they must ensure that they are followed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. One of the greatest experiences of my life.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Missoula, MT

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

    Pros

    The open minded and creative nature of the people and department I worked in where great! I miss it since I left, and would love a chance to return.

    Cons

    Job stability was always a problem, and changing budgets, and direction seemed to always keep you at the edge of your seat, to see if you would have a job the next semester.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Unfriendly town, fine place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate

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

    Pros

    I can mostly only speak to my department, but I was treated by my boss with respect and given a lot of autonomy. It's a beautiful campus and the city is walkable and bikeable, making getting to work easy.

    Cons

    My department was understaffed, being a research position that relies on grants, and so I was definitely overworked and underpaid. Also, as someone moving to Missoula around the age of 30, I felt that I was too young to be seen as a peer by staff/faculty, and too old to be seen as a peer by students. The general vibe of the town was very unfriendly to me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Inexpensive, quality education

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    Current Employee - Alumni Caller in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Alumni Caller in Missoula, MT

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

    Pros

    Good teachers, great environment, awesome city

    Cons

    Budgets are slim and you see corners being cut in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty happy overall

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. love being here, and enjoy what I do. Ready for new challenges.

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    Current Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Missoula, MT
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Missoula, MT

    I have been working at University of Montana as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work. You can meet alot of interesting people's who's life career's are so interesting.

    Cons

    Very little support for Adjuncts and no insentives for advancement. Just do your job and be glad you have one!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I guess I could say, more support for Adjuncts is needed. Encouragment and some acknowlegement would be nice. We are here, and do contribute to the "U".

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Lack of professionalism and communication.

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    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant in Missoula, MT

    I worked at University of Montana as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working as a Resident Assistance gives you access to a lot of resources and great people. Typically you can complete homework while working the desk. Your schedule can be flexible if you have understanding supervisors.

    Cons

    Management lacks communication skills, understanding and overall behaves unprofessionally. This job and environment does not encourage much growth and is definitely not worth the added stress. While management says that school comes first, they have unrealistic expectations of staff commitment. Additionally, upper management has been rude and accusatory towards employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to have more faith in their employees and be more understanding of student schedules. Furthermore, it is important to be respectful of other people's time. If you schedule a meeting, show up for it on time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. A great place to work in but very little job security makes it hard to stay on the job especially if you are an adjunct.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Missoula, MT

    I worked at University of Montana part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    First off, you will be working in a great campus. It is one of the most beautiful campuses across the country. You will enjoy your work environment. There are lots of friendly and helpful people in each department.

    Cons

    There is unfortunately very little commitment towards adjunct faculty. The administration could decide to let you go any second with budget cuts that do not seem to end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectively with the adjunct faculty. Recognize their potential and realize that they are teaching with the same standards and sometimes provide much higher quality instruction than your tenure track professors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. As a teaching assistant, I enjoyed my work but stipends are too low to feed a family.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Missoula, MT

    I worked at University of Montana part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Independence in choice of instruction methodology.

    Cons

    Pay - $1000/mo plus tuition waiver (< $2000/semester).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. Awesome college job in the business building.

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Tech in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Help Desk Tech in Missoula, MT

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

    Pros

    Easy-going coworkers and management With very flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Getting yelled at by random professors sucks but it only happens rarely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Grad Student Experience

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Missoula, MT

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

    Pros

    Great location, friendly people, excellent opportunites.

    Cons

    Expensive living, expensive parking, but other than that great.

    Approves of CEO

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