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Updated April 20, 2017
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  • Few opportunities for advancement (in 2 reviews)

  • As a student employee you need to work concurrent with your courses which could possibly divert your attention from your studies (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Supportive, Challenging, Inspiring"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Instructor in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Graduate Instructor in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Montana part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As if the jaw-dropping natural beauty and amazing culture of Missoula aren't enough, working at UM provides continuous opportunities to explore creative and academic interests through teaching alongside a peerless group of colleagues.

    Cons

    The English Department seemed to sometimes be treated like the redheaded stepchild when it came to funding. Give these geniuses some new furniture, already.

    Advice to Management

    More structured meetings to encourage TA involvement with tenured faculty would be great.


  2. "Outstanding Organization"

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    Former Employee - Writer/Editor in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Writer/Editor in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff of the Alumni Relations office at the University of Montana are professional, motivated, and fun. The working atmosphere was relaxed, but everyone took their jobs seriously and regarded their work as important. Collaboration was encouraged and good work acknowledged.

    Cons

    The writer-editor position was part-time, but as a university employee, you are eligible for nearly all benefits, including an excellent vacation and sick leave package and a killer healthcare plan (free for a single person, plus flex benefits!)

    Advice to Management

    Stay open and in tune to the changing world of digital media!


  3. "Great place to work - however salaries are not competitive."

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    Former Employee - UC Communications Coordinator in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - UC Communications Coordinator in Missoula, MT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The University of Montana is an excellent place to work, fun, dynamic, incredible people. Relaxed work environment. Educational benefits are great.

    Cons

    Politics, like any university. Sexism, especially in the staff sector. Salaries are very low. Accountability, let go of the people who are bringing the organization down, either through not doing their jobs, chronically overspending, or doing things they'd get fired for at any other job; it's time.

    Advice to Management

    More of an equal representation of women in leadership. More respect for staff culturally. Let go of the people bringing the organization down, it's time.


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  5. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, collegial work environment. Great outdoors!

    Cons

    Lower than market average salaries


  6. "Worthwhile Internship"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment, able to work around a busy schedule, the other employees were great.

    Cons

    The pay was not very good. No benifits for part-time or interns. Not as much room to move up. Limited my hours


  7. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Student Custodian in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Student Custodian in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For my student custodial job, my supervisor made coming to work enjoyable, there was opportunity to pick up extra hours regularly and my coworkers were great!

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours. You are looking at few hours a week though. 3.5 hours a way and 5 days a week is what I worked. Monday- Thursday was 8:00pm to 11:30pm and Friday was 4:30-8pm. This did constrain the classes I could take a little bit, as working a later shift will screw with your sleeping schedule.

    Advice to Management

    An increase in pay for the student workers who live off campus would be beneficial. Missoula is an expensive town and pulling in $400 a month makes getting by really tough. More hours or an increase in pay would be great.


  8. "A wonderful work environment full of wonderful people."

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible autonomy is given when interacting with and helping the student customers of this business. These interactions are the most rewarding and educational experiences at this business.

    Cons

    With autonomy comes responsibility, and oversight is sometimes lacking. Employees are trained in policies related to their work, but they must ensure that they are followed.


  9. "Inexpensive, quality education"

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    Current Employee - Alumni Caller in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Alumni Caller in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good teachers, great environment, awesome city

    Cons

    Budgets are slim and you see corners being cut in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Pretty happy overall


  10. "Awesome college job in the business building."

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Tech in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Help Desk Tech in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy-going coworkers and management With very flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Getting yelled at by random professors sucks but it only happens rarely.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.


  11. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great medical benefits, many training opportunities, flexible schedules, in-state tuition waiver, paid holidays, retirement fund, lovely work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is not ideal in the low teens / hour, however when all the pros are taken advantage of (i.e. the savings on education, medical benefits, training opportunities, as well as the retirement fund matched by employer) one ends up investing in their future more so than many other employment opportunities in Missoula.


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