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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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    • Senior Management
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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. "University of Wyoming"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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!


  6. "Lab technician"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "Great Student Job"

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    Current Employee - Career Peer in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Career Peer in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    kind people, flexible, interesting, and engaging

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons! It's a great job to have if you're looking for part-time employment while going to school.


  10. "Fine when I was there, but things are changing"

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    Former Employee - Soils Lab Tech in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Soils Lab Tech in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My employment at the University of Wyoming was a good experience. My boss and supervisor were excellent, but things are changing at UW due to server l severe budget issues. The state's budget crisis is being felt by all state agencies, and the university is no exception.

    Cons

    The pay system is a massive pain. You report your hours twice a month, and then don't get paid for them until two weeks later. If you start working on the first day of the month toy won't get paid for a full month.

    Advice to Management

    I'd say stop spending 10+ million dollars a year on athletics and stop building new facilities (even if paid for by donors) that you can't afford the utilities and maintenence costs on.


  11. "Graduate Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great stipend and work environment. Opportunities to do a lot of different research.

    Cons

    The university has a large focus on energy and so most of the research is energy related. Not a problem if thats what you're in to.


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