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University of Wyoming Reviews

Updated March 25, 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 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "Research Assistant Experience at UW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a research assistant, you have to work under the supervision of your advisor. So, your work experience will largely depend on the person you are working for. Most of the faculties in Mechanical department are very helpful, so the personal and professional growth as a student is very likely to happen.

    Cons

    Currently the university is going under some budget cut. As the research fund is not very promising, the professors usually have small research groups. Some may miss the opportunity to work in a large group here.


  2. "Lifeguard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wyoming part-time

    Pros

    There are flexible hours and kind staff.

    Cons

    The recent budget cuts have created a requirement for less benefits.


  3. "uw"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Medical Receptionist in Casper, WY
    Current Employee - Medical Receptionist in Casper, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits with good retirement

    Cons

    High pressure poor working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Support your Frontline people better


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  5. "Systems Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Man in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Project Man in Laramie, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wyoming (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Culture is like a high school drama class. Infighting is immensely problematic in departments.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the task, not advancement of your career


  6. "University of Wyoming"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wyoming part-time

    Pros

    Easy time off and easy to make good connections

    Cons

    Low pay, stressful and no room for growth.


  7. "Ph.D. Assistantship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance and productivity is there. The cost of living in the area is also low.

    Cons

    Laramie is somewhat remote, but not too far from anything you would need.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Safety is not a prioroty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time

    Pros

    The University has some wonderful staff and professors. There is some really great research going on here!

    Cons

    On several occasions I have not felt I was working in a safe work environment. Communication of healths risks is nonexistent. I know this is the "wild west" but we should still keep it safe at work.

    Advice to Management

    Take a serious look at EH&S


  9. "Academic Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Professional in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Academic Professional in Laramie, WY
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Wyoming full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great location, lots of recreational activity availability.

    Cons

    Wages are stagnant or sinking. Lack of raises going on the 7th year, potential cuts to teaching staff are very worrisome.


  10. "Great Student Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Great community, supportive environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wyoming full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    UW is overall a great place to work, the university community is a supportive and mostly inclusive environment. The employee benefit package is very competitive and the retirement benefit is in large part unmatched compared to other industries or higher education institutions. The community of Laramie is a wonderful place to live and raise children. It is a progressive college town with great schools, beautiful surrounding mountains and outdoor activities, and very friendly people. It's only an hour away from Colorado so there is easy access to a major city without having to live there and deal with traffic.

    Cons

    The salaries compared to other places are definitely on the lower end which is not ideal but the cost of living is also lower in comparison to larger cities. While there are many activities available around town and on campus, it is still a small town so the amount of opportunities for entertainment, dining, etc. are more limited than bigger areas.

    Advice to Management

    Please strive to provide fair and competitive wages to staff members, they are the people that make the institution run successfully. There are many staff members who have to take on second jobs to support their families and to live in a town that they love.



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