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Updated March 10, 2017
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  • Few opportunities for advancement (in 2 reviews)

  • It has a lot of bad reputation around itself right now and with the current budget cuts, it makes it difficult for some people to see past that (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "UM IT Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Furthering education and training is nurtured.

    Cons

    Lots of egos and job fearing. Documentation is terrible. Innovation is very slow.


  2. "Program Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Advisor in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Program Advisor in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good benefits and caring staff.

    Cons

    Historically low wages, bad reputation, enrollment declining. High turnover in administration officials.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on providing the best education and student experiential learning, not just the bottom line.


  3. "Online News editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online News Editor in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Online News Editor in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good working conditions

    Cons

    Uncertainty of funding due to nature of foundation


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  5. "Lab monitor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Monitor in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Lab Monitor in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have worked for the university as a lab monitor for the last year. from this experience I have learned that the university has a good work environment, flexible hours, and excellent training opportunities.

    Cons

    I have worked for the university for the last year. From this experience I have learned that their is no job advancement. The wage is low too.

    Advice to Management

    I would increase wages and keep up the good work on providing positive feedback. It really helps.


  6. "Best place to work with really poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT

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

    Pros

    Working with students, college atmosphere, Missoula, MT is amazing

    Cons

    Poor leadership, little confidence in administrative decisions, starving wages


  7. "Good Oppurtunity"

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    Current Employee - Custodian in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Custodian in Missoula, MT

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

    Pros

    Definitely a good opportunity for students living on campus as it provides a large amount of financial aid.

    Cons

    The hours can be annoyingly long when there's not much to do. Also the work itself can be hard on your feet.


  8. "Gorgeous campus, bad upper administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great faculty, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Uncaring and inept University administration. More concerned with turning a profit than keeping UM a college of distinction and class. Administration's culture doesn't match campus or city.


  9. "Programmer/Analyst III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much work, not enough resources.

    Advice to Management

    Consider resources when making decisions.


  10. "Student Employee - Athletics Department"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee
    Former Employee - Student Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, collaborative team, travel opportunities - A great resume packer and place for students interested in athletics and marketing or administration.

    Cons

    As a student employee you certainly don't make very much, but when you're a struggling college student, very little bit helps. Athletics staffing budget is slim - Don't expect to get hired on after you graduate.


  11. "Ongoing gender issues in some faculties"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor

    I worked at University of Montana full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's hard to beat working and living in Missoula, Montana - the town is cute and the river is fantastic. You can easily live walking distance from the U.

    Cons

    Like many universities, UM pays good lip service to gender equality and support but (also like many universities) also falls down on the actual implementation.



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