University of Wyoming Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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University of Wyoming President Richard C. McGinity
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Pros
  • Beautiful campus and friendly, down to earth people (in 3 reviews)

  • It has been the best experience working in a small town (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Like most state universities, suffered budget cuts during the financial crisis; salaries are below market, with no raises for several years (in 3 reviews)

  • In addition to that, weathere is very cold (in 6 reviews)

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  1. IT department is great!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Falls, WI

    I worked at University of Wyoming (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in the IT department. I would recommend it to anyone looking at getting into IT. Most of the clients were also quite understanding and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best. They have wage freezes where no one gets a raise.


  2. UW is a great school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive environment with good research/teaching balance and a great lifestyle.

    Cons

    Salary's are low, politics are high.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping good employees is cheaper than losing and rehiring.


  3. Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The university is very easy going on schedules and is always supporting its employees in seeking new possibilities.

    Cons

    The upper management can be somewhat uncaring and see its part-time employees as replaceable. The communication chain is very short and selective.


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  5. Chemistry Graduate 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

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

    Pros

    Very accessible and approchable faculty.

    Cons

    Admisnistration and office staff not efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the graduate student more about policy changes etc.


  6. Programmer Analyst

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I have been working at University of Wyoming (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits Great Coworker and direct supervisor was wonderful. Loved the work and the ability to jump in and learn new things.

    Cons

    Some of the groups in IT where over worked. The hiring freeze was really confusing. The under management were nice at time but can be ruthless and mean at other times. The management had problems properly explaining things at times or put it on another group at the university to do so.


  7. Great, and challenging

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming

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

    Pros

    Living cost is really low in Laramie, the I am paid relatively well; UW is highly supported by the Wyoming government. Geoscience and petroleum engineering are very renown majors

    Cons

    Cold in winter, far from the large cities. The research I am doing is very challenging, I need to do some extra hours in order to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    I hope the standard for the students, especially undergrads, to be admitted should be higher.


  8. Student Front Desk Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Laramie, WY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible job for students who are wanting to work and make some money but also focus on school. Staff is great to work with and they are very understanding that school comes first.

    Cons

    Monotonous work, a lot of data entry that requires you to stare at computers for a long period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Create more content for students to work on.


  9. Graduate Assitant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Laramie, WY

    I worked at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Compensated with free education and monthly spending money.

    Cons

    Intense Republican atmosphere with little room for thinking outside the box.


  10. Good place to work as a student

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - After Hours Agent in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - After Hours Agent in Laramie, WY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    it help me along the line towards my degree and achieving my goals

    Cons

    Working at the IT Department will broaden you knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Always keep up the good work and improve on Diversity


  11. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Great and quiet place for research

    Cons

    Not that much opportunity around the town



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