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University of Wyoming Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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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 6 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "I had a very good experience working at the university of Wyoming as a technician for the IT department."

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the IT gets you access to some places and experiences troubleshooting a wide range of problems. You get to gain people skills as well

    Cons

    As a student, it can be challenging because a lot of students and faculty have problems and you are so supposed to help so every time you are clocked on you will mostly be busy helping someone.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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