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University of Idaho Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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University of Idaho President Chuck Staben
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Pros
  • Additionally, the work environment is clean and the campus is comfortable (in 8 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and positive environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay and very infrequent raises (in 4 reviews)

  • Low compensation, disconnect between campuses, disconnect between administration and everyone else (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Idaho full-time

    Pros

    Good 403b match, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Not any really. A bit isolated. Good leadership.


  2. "Nice Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Idaho full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great setting, education is a plus.

    Cons

    Low compensation, disconnect between campuses, disconnect between administration and everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to improve and so does compensation. You are way below the market rate for almost all positions.


  3. "So much potentinal"

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    Current Employee - Student Employee in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Moscow, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of support for student workers, seems to be a good jumping off point for a lot of people, including headcoaches and admin. If you are in STEM or athletics, there is a lot of focus on these two fields.

    Cons

    The administration seems short sided, doesn't look for sustainable growth, seems overly focused on a mediocre at best football team.

    Advice to Management

    STEM is great, but you should work on better investing in other programs, Try harder to retain you good employees, you are constantly having your best talent poached from you.


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  5. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned essential molecular biology skills working in a lab. I took part in research projects that gave me real world experience in conducting experiments.

    Cons

    My only complaint was the initially low starting salary, but since this position was more for experience than real money, that wasn't too much of an issue. The university also gives yearly raises.

    Advice to Management

    Inform students in all sciences that there are research opportunities available to them as undergraduates. Many students are unaware of these, or do not think they qualify.


  6. "Good school"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Moscow, ID
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Moscow, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Idaho full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time at The University of Idaho. It is a small school but with a strong biology department, where everyone is excited and willing to collaborate in new projects.

    Cons

    The pay is a bit low for a graduate student but it's offset by the low cost of living in Moscow, ID.


  7. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Landscape Technician in Moscow, ID
    Former Employee - Landscape Technician in Moscow, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, job security, paid time off

    Cons

    PERSI required retirement deduction even if you cannot afford the cost

    Advice to Management

    Give people options to join PERSI or not to join.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "2 years full time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Idaho full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership
    Positive and constructive criticism
    Goal Orientated
    Friendly co- workers
    Loved working here for the 2 years I did. Was very sad to leave.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many large dreams for the future at once, occasionally think one person can handle loads way too big for a single job description.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be easier for department head to give raises and bonuses. Hard to retain employees who are valuable on 2-3% cost of living adjustment a year.


  9. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Idaho part-time

    Pros

    Great environment to learn and work in, I was in the geology department. Lots of great professors and a great place to learn and to be able to pass on the knowledge to undergrad student.s

    Cons

    Academia can be competitive, but if you have good support from your professors, it's a great place to work and learn.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in student participation in research, and support the faculty who are great teachers, not just the ones who publish a lot.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IT support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Moscow, ID
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work place environment to learn new things

    Cons

    pay is a little low compared to some other schools


  11. "Clerical Tutor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical Tutor in Moscow, ID
    Current Employee - Clerical Tutor in Moscow, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling, Great work environment

    Cons

    The work itself can be a little boring



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