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Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • The University of Wyoming has great benefits, including an amazing winter break, and well funded retirement (in 10 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and productivity is there (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The recent budget cuts have created a requirement for less benefits (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wyoming part-time

    Pros

    Cool Environment and good people

    Cons

    winters are severe and don't have a lot of stores that you might expect


  2. "University tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wyoming part-time

    Pros

    It's fun to meet new people, and to be able to help out with coursework

    Cons

    The pay is a bit low for tutoring positions

  3. "My time as a graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The theoretical work at the University of Wyoming, particularly in the Petroleum Engineering program, is some of the best currently being performed in the world.

    Cons

    The job market for petroleum engineers hasn't been great since 2014, and the department doesn't recruit companies well enough to give UW students and edge in the job market.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit harder! Sell your students. Not everyone wants to be a professor.


  4. "Sports Coach"

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    Former Employee - Sports Coach in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Sports Coach in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great atmosphere. They do a great job at the university for making up for the lack of community around the city.

    Cons

    Isolated. Lower pay than most people need to live there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "Small museum with lots of heart"

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    Former Employee - Docent in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Docent in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small museum, intimate staff. Ability to work on a diverse array of projects. Excellent for gaining direct experience in a number of areas (museum studies, exhibit curation, fossil preparation, tours, education, outreach). Always a need for volunteers or part-time staff.

    Cons

    Due to budget constraints, not much room for professional growth or promotion.


  6. "Morale in economic downturn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time

    Pros

    It is an incredible university with many unique and positive draws for staff, faculty, and students.

    Cons

    The state is in an economic slump which in turn is affecting funding for the University. Many jobs have remained unfilled, increasing the work load for remaining employees across the campus. The issue though, is that the upper administration has done very little to encourage morale.


  7. "Graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time

    Pros

    Small programs so you get to know faculty and other students. Most graduate advisors are very invested in training students. Plus, great area for skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

    Cons

    Isolated from many other universities which limits interactions. There is a wide variety of competence among faculty and teachers. Some research faculty are excellent and some are not good - same with teachers. The quality of training varies widely across campus.

    Advice to Management

    Offer professional development/career workshops for graduate students. UW is not a top-tier university, therefore, faculty should realize that many of their students will not be competitive for academic faculty positions. Students should be prepared for this by developing other skills needed.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Office assistant at sponsored programs."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The staff is absolutely amazing! They genuinely care about you and the other workers/students. You never feel under appreciated and are always made aware of your importance. It's a fun, healthy, friendly working environment and I'm sad I graduated and had to leave!

    Cons

    There is so much going through this office it is sometimes easy to fall behind. We receive multiple documents a day which must be copied, filed, etc. and sometimes our office isn't big enough for how much work must be done!

    Advice to Management

    Hire one or two more students to help with the heavy workflow. Otherwise, no changes I would make! It's a great place to work!!


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