University of Wyoming Reviews in Laramie, WY

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
49 Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming part-time for more than a 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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    Researcher

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    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
  3.  

    Ms Research Assistant

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    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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Lecturer  in  Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time for 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
  6.  

    This department ids very nice.

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    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 for 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
  7.  

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

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    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 for 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
  8.  

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

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Laramie is a nice place to stay in.

    Cons

    Winter is quite tough for most people.

  9.  

    Fulfilling and enjoyable

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    Former Employee - Cremember  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Cremember in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming as a contractor for less than a 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
  10.  

    It's the Wild West as a staff member here

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    Current Employee - Systems Programmer, Senior  in  Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Systems Programmer, Senior in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time

    Pros

    Excellent vacation policy for benefited employees - 14 hours a month, plus most school holidays and a one week winter holiday between Christmas and New Years.
    Great retirement contributions into your choice of a 401k or state pension plan

    Cons

    No leadership within Information Technology. Prime examples of this are the lack of a service management infrastructure (attempts to implement ITIL and other methodoligies have always failed to catch on permanently), and no software/application development process such as Agile or Waterfall in place. There are also no guidelines or institutional commitments to interaction between departments and IT. Many directors adopt a "get it done, and don't bother me" philosophy, and do not have a basic understanding of what the various teams in their departments are working on. Basic position descriptions of responsibilities, expectations, and accountability are not provided.

    Office culture is generally a "backstabbing" environment, due to the lack of advancement opportunities and managerial support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VPs of campus need to actively address the cons listed above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging with lots of opportunity for creativity

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    Current Employee - Associate Extension Educator  in  Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Associate Extension Educator in Laramie, WY

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to follow your areas of interest, work on projects you are passionate about, and get involved in the community. Opportunity to take on leadership roles and participate in professional development. Lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. You really need to be a self starter, independent, and confident. If you aren't good at planning and saying no, or even if you are, you can spend all your time working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a clearer direction that everyone can get behind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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