University of Wyoming Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Mediocre to decent state school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Relatively inexpensive. Good engineering program.

    Cons

    96% acceptance rate makes for a disinterested student body that generally treats class like they would a restaurant where they disapprove of the service.

  2. Ms Research Assistant

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    • 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 a year)

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

    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.

  3. Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, good money, freedom

    Cons

    Poor supervisor, strange choice for University President

    Advice to Management

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

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  5. 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 (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

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

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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (1)

    It's the Wild West as a staff member here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    VPs of campus need to actively address the cons listed above

  8. 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.

  9. Higher Education

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    Low tuition, small class sizes, friendly faculty, accessible resources

    Cons

    Cold weather, limited parking, poor infrastructure upkeep

  10. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming

    Pros

    nice place to do research

    Cons

    far away from the airport

  11. Fulfilling and enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Cremember in Laramie, WY
    Former Contractor - Cremember in Laramie, WY

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Team dynamics were hit or miss

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees are willing to work outdoor manual labor

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