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Updated February 7, 2018
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University of Wyoming President Richard C. McGinity
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and productivity is there (in 5 reviews)

  • The University of Wyoming has great benefits, including an amazing winter break, and well funded retirement (in 8 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 7 reviews)

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  1. "great town, great university, windy as heck"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wyoming is as cold and windy as you've heard, but UWyo is an inviting and engaging place to work.
    *helpful, friendly people
    *beautiful campus
    *small town, Western feel
    *good benefits for staff
    *nice gym, even for non-students
    *helpful, responsive IT department
    *coffee, banking, other amenities right on campus

    Cons

    *cold, windy, icy in the winter
    *battling students to find parking if you don't want to buy a parking permit
    *lack of centralization, so you have to find the right person to help you
    *state legislation bungling the budget, so university has been making steep cuts

    Advice to Management

    Individual faculty labs can be kingdoms unto themselves. The upper management of the university seem fine, I mostly interact with my immediate faculty supervisor.


  2. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time

    Pros

    Great community, good department, good faculty and resources

    Cons

    Small faculty, far from metropolitan areas.

  3. "Pretty good."

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    Former Employee - Doctoral Graduate Student in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Doctoral Graduate Student in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice university environment. Undergraduate institution. A lot of research funding opportunities via internal grants since this is the only land grant university in the state.

    Cons

    It is located in a small town. So not many opportunities in and around for jobs after graduation. Doesn't have a dedicated graduate school.


  4. "No respect for staff contributions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time

    Pros

    I work in a great department. My boss is flexible and the people I work with are pleasant. They really care about their students and I think as a university goes -- the students get a really good education, especially for the price. Staff gets a 'free' week off between Christmas and New Years. It's a nice small town to live in with a family.

    Cons

    The university as a whole does NOT value staff contributions. The pay is far below equivalent positions at other comparable universities. I have worked here for five years -- in only one of those years has staff been given a raise -- and that raise was minimal. In real dollars, my income has gone down. My spouse has a job here in town which is what keeps us here.

    Advice to Management

    We've been asking you to pay staff more now for a while. We don't want 'tip of the cap' or thank you notes -- we want more pay. Your full-time working staff shouldn't be qualifying for food stamps. We told you all this when you were developing the strategic plan. Yet, there is little to nothing in the plan about staff. We feel like you don't listen at all, and that we are worthless members of a caste system. I'm tired of being a team player in a team that picked me last.


  5. "Pretty solid work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Wyoming full-time

    Pros

    A wonderful university, very Wyoming oriented

    Cons

    It was going through some budget upheaval when I left in 2017


  6. "Enjoyed working as Graduate assistant."

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and work.

    Cons

    Low full-time opportunities in IT field.


  7. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great university to work for.

    Cons

    Doesn’t have a lot of full time opportunities.

  8. "Half Acre Gym Group Fitness"

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    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, fantastic facility, and good professional development

    Cons

    Technology level is not up to date and high turnover due to mostly student instructors

    Advice to Management

    More team building within the Program could create more of a community atmosphere for instructors


  9. "Great student jobs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming part-time

    Pros

    Usually very flexible with work hours around school schedule

    Cons

    The pay is not the greatest, but that's to be expected


  10. "Title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are nice and a lot of outdoor programs.

    Cons

    It is windy and cold in winter.


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