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University of Wyoming Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
48 Reviews

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  1.  

    The only four-year university in the state, UW is by definition all things to all people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    UW has a beautiful campus in a great town, surrounded by fabulous mountains. If you like the out of doors, you will find many opportunities here.

    Cons

    Winters are harsh (though 300 days of sun/year); it often snows on graduation in May.

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    1 year interning with the Cowboy Joe Club

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    Current Employee - Administrative Intern  in  Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Administrative Intern in Laramie, WY

    Pros

    Great work environment with friendly coworkers. Initially, not much structure to the internship. I did get experience working in a variety of different areas withing the Cowboy Joe Club. I got to experience the full business cycle.

    Cons

    Not enough structure to the internship and not enough oversight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clear objectives and deadlines with rewards for meeting or exceeding expectations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Dish Washer At Wahsakie Dining Center  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Dish Washer At Wahsakie Dining Center in Laramie, WY

    Pros

    If you were willing to work there very long term (i.e. not a college student), there were some reasonable opportunities for promotion. Also, free meal for each shift work.

    Cons

    I specifically worked in the Dining Center, and the work environment was the worst I have ever seen. The hours were reasonable, so long as you only worked one shift at a time. Often you would be forced to do labor that was difficult or painful.

    However, the worst part was a disregard for common health and safety practices. When you start in the dining center, you are required to read and sign to a book of rules of conduct. In there is a list of physical symptoms for which you are required to call in sick - among them things like high fever, diarrhea, nausea, etc. However, what they don't mention is that if you are sick for more than a couple of shifts they will remove you from all shifts (and give them away), in essence a firing. Because many of the people there are poor, broke college students you are often faced with the choice of ignoring the agreement you signed, or risking upsetting the management. The only way to combat it seems to be to get your medical records released directly to the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick by your own rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    very satisfying, fun, flexible, and an overall good experience

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Laramie, WY

    Pros

    flexible with your schedule, on campus

    Cons

    sometimes give you bad hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ask what hours employees would prefer to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Computer Lab Asst. and all other jobs - Incredible Opportunity for Self-Development while working in a caring community.

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    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Laramie, WY

    Pros

    Best student job on-campus, working at a computer while studying. Basically getting paid to do what you would be doing otherwise. Supervisors are awesome. Techs are polite and friendly. Scheduling system is fantastic. The community is incredible. The University of Wyoming is an employer that goes out of their way to offer the most to those employed by them. The hiring process is a not terribly long or intense. Beautiful campus and friendly, down to earth people. For a rural area, it is a busy little place.

    Cons

    The parking is atrocious. The winters are cold, so combine that with the bad parking - and it can be pretty miserable on the worst days. Also, some of the shifts for student positions are broken down to 1hr slots. Can be quite annoying to work split shifts or one hour slots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During the HR process, if an application is submitted and is rejected due to the fact that it is incomplete - it would be nice to be notified before the job closes. Otherwise, this is the best place that I have ever worked.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Values stuff over human resources

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The university is well-resourced in comparison to peer institutions because of the mineral wealth in the state (this changes when prices plummet). The size of the university is nice, and it's possible to make connections across disciplinary, departmental, and college lines. In general, the faculty is full of smart, talented people who want to do good work. It's possible to stand out here and make a name for yourself because it's a small pond.

    Cons

    The community is small and insular, and it can be very challenging to enjoy living in this small town. Th university has not been able to hire adequate faculty and staff, even with very high operating budgets, so faculty and staff are stressed. There is a culture of trying to purchase "out of the box" solutions instead of building good systems that actually work for students and employees. While the people here generally mean well, there is resistance to change and we lack a culture of creativity and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Senior  in  Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Senior in Laramie, WY

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, atmosphere, work-life balance. You must work here!

    Cons

    None at all. As mentioned above: Great benefits, pay, atmosphere, work-life balance. You must work here!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Quiet place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ample time to conduct research

    Cons

    Far from civilization, depressing winters

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I have had a positive experience working for the University of Wyoming.

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    Current Employee - Porgram Director  in  Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Porgram Director in Laramie, WY

    Pros

    Very collegial atmoshphere. Great facilities with the latest technology. Great opportunities to attend events associtated with a university ie. plays, concerts, sports, lectures, etc.

    Cons

    The state government has frozen salaries for the past four years. The staff and faculty have not received even cost of living raises since 2009.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is flexible and convenient but boring.

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    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer  in  Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Laramie, WY

    Pros

    Great for students can schedule your own hours and read while waiting for people to pick up the phone. It is nice that you can cancel three days before with no penalty as well.

    Cons

    Not the most fun job in the world. It can get boring if you do not have a book or something else to do while dialing. Seems difficult to get promoted. Sometimes shifts get cancelled last minute or you end up working for just an hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to promote people from within. Try to give more advanced notice of schedule changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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