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University of Wyoming Laramie Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  • The recent budget cuts have created a requirement for less benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Great choice if you love a small town (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Positive Overall"

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great facilities, worthy goals and good people, many educational and enrichment benefits.

    Cons

    politicized and favoritism, shoestring budgets, lack of clear strategic goals and accountability

    Advice to Management

    cultivate accountability, measure and reward high performance


  2. "jobs at uw"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Wyoming full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    beautiful area wonderful summers cold winters wind

    Cons

    tight budget not a lot of upgrades


  3. "Great value for the money"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Laramie, WY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Cheap tuition and good access to scholarships / funding. Cost of living in Laramie is extremely low and the town has more going on than you might imagine. Good place to study and graduate with little debt.

    Cons

    State budget funds much of the University, and can fluctuate wildly in conjunction with coal and nat. gas revinues.


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  5. "Great Opportunities"

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    Former Contractor - 3D Modeler in Laramie, WY
    Former Contractor - 3D Modeler in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Wyoming as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Shell 3d Visualization Center/CAVE is an amazing place to work or intern. Not only does it offer access to great VR equipment, software and personal development paths, but also opportunities to showcase personal projects, including Architectural or artistic VR experiences. There is also a solid working relationship between Graphic Design and the Shell Vis center so if one is interested in physical manifestation of virtual ideas through 3d printing or laser-cutting, it is definitely worth contacting the art department for. Those who self-start their own projects and ideas will definitely find some amazing opportunities for growth in this department.

    Cons

    The usual bureaucracy found in every higher-level institution. I've worked for a college before so was well-prepared going-in; plus was a student this time. Just be aware that, because of how grants operate, departments may often be competitive or be hesitant to operate with each other. UWYO, however, seems to be a bit better with departments cooperating than other Universities.

    Advice to Management

    The agile workflow works, keep it up. Also, keep up inter-department communication to foster and grow visualization services among all branches of campus.


  6. "University of Wyoming"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great collaborations and technical equipment available across departments

    Cons

    It's located in the middle of nowhere

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. "Lab technician"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were very helpful. They provided good trainings

    Cons

    You may have to work at strange hour


  8. "Former Assistant Professor"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Uniquely positioned school that has the resources and backing of the entire state (the only four-year-college/university in the entire state); as a result they seem to truly value talent and committed people. A gorgeous location, particularly for those into outdoors life style year around. Extremely respectful and gracious students, many of whom are first generation. Very rewarding to teach these kids

    Cons

    Budget cuts are a perennial thing that severely hamper salary increases, lay offs, and all sorts of cots cutting. Research funding has been cut for years...Not really big cons to say about this place... It's pretty decent


  9. "I like University of Wyoming as my employer because.."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is located in a small friendly city of Laramie. It may not have malls, lighted strips, and plethora of entertainment but you get everything here in Laramie to raise a family and sustain a peaceful life. The University provides a multicultural diversity with students and faculties from all over the world. While working at the university is not very stressful, employees thrives professionally in a relatively easier work environment.

    Cons

    The winter is long and brutal at times. Frequently the access to the city through I-80 gets disrupted due to winter storm.


  10. "Don't work here!"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Laramie, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, type of work (sometimes)

    Cons

    Constantly bullied and harassed by upper management. No leadership, poor pay, nonexistent careers. Pay is well under national average. Extremely hard to leave in this town due to poor pay. If offered a job elsewhere, will take without hesitations. Work working environment. Staff is treated like dirt by management.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying people a wage they can live on. This is a joke of an institute. No wonder they can't keep anyone and are failing.


  11. "Research Assistant Experience at UW"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a research assistant, you have to work under the supervision of your advisor. So, your work experience will largely depend on the person you are working for. Most of the faculties in Mechanical department are very helpful, so the personal and professional growth as a student is very likely to happen.

    Cons

    Currently the university is going under some budget cut. As the research fund is not very promising, the professors usually have small research groups. Some may miss the opportunity to work in a large group here.


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