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University of Montana Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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University of Montana President Sheila Stearns
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  • No real opportunities for advancement, not very applicable in my degree (in 2 reviews)

  • There are a lot of people working at UM that do the bare minimum while transferring their workload onto others (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time

    Pros

    sense of community; good town and gown relationship; beautiful campus and region; access to recreation and national parks; good transportation and high quality of life.

    Cons

    lacks diversity; relatively high air fare costs; subject to air quality decent secondary to regional and national, international wildfires; cold wet winters and above average cloudy days especially in winter.

    Advice to Management

    adjust tuition to meet budgetary need; seek stronger public and private partnerships to advance initiatives; diminish emphasis on centralized administration.


  2. "Company Failing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time

    Pros

    Was a great place and allowed creative thinking

    Cons

    Funds were tight for projects

  3. "UM IT Department"

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    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.


  4. "Program Advisor"

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    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.


  5. "Online News editor"

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    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


  6. "Lab monitor"

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    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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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