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University of Wyoming Reviews in Laramie, WY

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
52 Reviews
3.9
52 Reviews
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University of Wyoming President Richard C. McGinity
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work environment with friendly coworkers (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits, pay, atmosphere, work-life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • UW pays support staff next to nothing and gives no raises (in 3 reviews)

  • Cold weather, limited parking, poor infrastructure upkeep (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great for the price!

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MBA Student in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - MBA Student in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coming to Wyoming is great because you will be able to get lots of individualized attention (the classes are very small). Also, the professors are very accessible and the support from other campus services (financial aid, office of the register, exc..) are always prompt and able to resolve most issues in one trip.

    Cons

    The city is very small: there is not very much to do here and if you want more than Walmart you will have to travel two hours or so. Additionally due to the small size of the school there are a lot of just awful teachers for the low level entry classes, making learning difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with improvements to campus, keep the student activities (especially the Friday night drinking alternative ones - as almost everyone drinks), and continue to keep the low tuition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a student, there was plenty of opportunities to work in the field under a professor.

    Cons

    Part of the crowd, another number. Location and weather is undesirable in winter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people around. Job satisfaction depends on the department and faculty you work for.

    Cons

    Weather is challenging. Also compensation depends on the department. Some are as high as 25000/year, but most of the department pay base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much. Keep the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Researcher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, easy going atmosphere. Easy to get help when needed. Everyone is very passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Raises are rare and when they do come they are a joke. No career here just a stagnant job. high turnover rate due to these three factors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start becoming competitive in pay and make it worth our time to work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ms Research Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The most important reason for me to work here is the assistanship opportunity that UW provides for master students.

    Cons

    Laramie is versy small town and there are not muh to do in the city. In addition to that, weathere is very cold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Laramie, WY

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good money, freedom

    Cons

    Poor supervisor, strange choice for University President

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good people in top positions, and replace department chairs after two terms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    This department ids very nice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant Senior in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Office Assistant Senior in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The typical college campus stuff

    Cons

    UW pays support staff next to nothing and gives no raises. This year, first raise 6 years and our contribution to retirement and health insurance increased.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great institution, very well managed and supported by the state.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager of A Grant Funded Program in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Manager of A Grant Funded Program in Laramie, WY

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

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues, forward thinking environment. Facilities are first class as is the quality of the workforce. The students are some of the best I've been exposed to. Decent benefits, and excellent flexibility in work schedules.

    Cons

    Salaries have been flat for nearly 5 years due to economic downturn. Although the legislature has finally passed a budget that includes some increases, the overall impact of the "no raises" has been that we've begun to loose talented people, especially researchers and support staff. Salaries do not compare well to other regional institutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard at bringing salaries nearer to par with similar institutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I am a current phD candidate in Chemistry department. I am designing synthetizing new solid state materials.(Carbides)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laramie is a nice place to stay in.

    Cons

    Winter is quite tough for most people.

  11.  

    Fulfilling and enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cremember in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Cremember in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Camping for ten days at a time. Good company and enjoyable outdoor work

    Cons

    Team dynamics were hit or miss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure employees are willing to work outdoor manual labor

    Recommends

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