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Updated July 6, 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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Geology Department rocks!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laramie, WY

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

    Pros

    Cohesive group of students and staff with good funding opportunities.

    Cons

    University budget is causing restructuring.


  5. "UWYO"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Laramie, WY

    I have been working at University of Wyoming (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The town is great. And the commute (walking for most people) is fantastic. It varies for department to department but mine is spectacular.

    Cons

    Recent state budget cuts are putting a squeeze on all levels. Good staff and scientists are leaving and this will just continue.


  6. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laramie, WY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Friendly, dedicated faculty members and professionals
    Good resources

    Cons

    due to state budget cut, university is letting some people go

    Advice to Management

    they recently invested building lots of great research facilities.They should keep the skillful professional at the university


  7. "Good School"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, low expenses,

    Cons

    Small town, cold climate,

  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Intern - TEACHING ASSISTANT/ in Loveland, CO
    Former Intern - TEACHING ASSISTANT/ in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great School to work for

    Cons

    none, it was a great university and opportunity

    Advice to Management

    na


  9. "Wonderfull Experience"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Research Scientist in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Assistant Research Scientist in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's first a nice town to live and people here are very nice. Professors are happy to help you with anything.

    Cons

    It is too dry here. The winter is very long. Usually, starts from October to next April.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try to come up with more activities. Provide more chances to meet people and to learn different culture.


  10. "Graduate Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    The university of Wyoming provides a good deal of support to everything

    Cons

    Graduate Assistant salary is quite low.


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