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Montana Tech Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  1. "Nice Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Montana Tech full-time

    Pros

    The school is growing fast but not so fast as to compromise quality.

    Cons

    Can be bad for younger singles.


  2. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Montana Tech part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gives good work and can even lead to recommendations outside of school from professors.
    Relaxed work environment and teamwork is encouraged.
    Professors tend to not micromanage students.

    Cons

    Pay is Ok for students, really depends on professor and department. School maxes out student pay to 15.25/Hr.
    School office faculty can be incompetent at times and lose paychecks.


  3. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Tech and Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Lab Tech and Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montana Tech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Grate place to work lots of freedom

    Cons

    No real organized directives but makes you think

    Advice to Management

    Set schedual


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  5. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Butte, MT
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Butte, MT

    I have been working at Montana Tech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are many pros. Good work/life balance, good insurance coverage, good environment to be around.

    Cons

    Faculty can be hard to work with.


  6. "Dismally small wages but a nice town"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Butte, MT
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Butte, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Montana Tech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The surrounding area has plenty of places to go hiking, mountain biking, and fishing. Everyone is friendly for the most part. No one cares what ethnicity you are which is nice.

    Cons

    Management is more concerned about covering up issues than solving them. Long sleeves are seldom wore in labs dealing with chemicals. I only have seen 2 people consistently wear lab coats. They pay is less than what other colleges pay for.

    Advice to Management

    If you started paying a decent wage you might be able to hire some talented instructors to teach your classes.


  7. "Look elsewhere for grad school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Montana Tech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Access to various industry leaders

    Cons

    - Poor professional conduct by personnel
    - Institutional propensity to hire bad professors, favoring their research record over experience
    - Few people make a weekly schedule, fewer stick to it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to critique potential professors on performance, not research pedigree. If people are coming to HR and filing complaints, DO something about the poor performance of faculty, especially tenured staff.


  8. "Great place to work...need higher pay!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Butte, MT
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Butte, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montana Tech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, family/work life, support, benefits

    Cons

    Pay scale is minimal. Graduated with a Bachelors and am earning the same wages as someone without a degree. College suggests High ROI but that is for the Petroleum and Engineering students. The business students are lower end.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay depending on training and give opportunities for advancement.


  9. "Manager of Data Services"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager of Data Services in Butte, MT
    Former Employee - Manager of Data Services in Butte, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent organization with strong leadership and vision for moving the University into the future.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for upward career movement.


  10. "Our company works together like a family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bureau of Mines and Geology Department in Butte, MT
    Current Employee - Bureau of Mines and Geology Department in Butte, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, support for growth and moving upward, and the sense of belonging.

    Cons

    Pay is very low scale

    Advice to Management

    My only suggestion is to increase pay so that there will be less employee turnover.


  11. "Student worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Aide in Butte, MT
    Current Employee - Student Aide in Butte, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Montana Tech part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a student worker it is a great opportunity to gain experience in your field before heading out into said field.

    Cons

    As a student worker you end up getting paid beans. Although it is not minimum wage, it is still very low.

    Advice to Management

    None.



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