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University of Wyoming Reviews

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. "Good School"

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


  2. "Graduate Assistant"

    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
    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.


  3. "Library Desk Assistant (Student)"

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

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

    Pros

    The immediate supervisors (up to and including the librarian) are fantastic. Co-workers were historically pretty great too. Right on campus, so you can run from class to work without much problem.

    Cons

    The pay is quite low (though about as high as you'll find as a student on campus), and the hours are awful. You will work until midnight (one during finals). You will eventually open at 0730. You will work weekends. On the plus side, your class schedule will be accommodated.


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  5. "Wonderfull Experience"

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


  6. "Enjoyed my time there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly town, University people are very helpful. If you are savvy Wyoming will provide you the opportunities to be a great teacher or a researcher or both

    Cons

    Registrar's office are little bit of a night mare, but it has been getting better over the years


  7. "Graduate Assistant"

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


  8. "Good for an on-campus job"

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

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

    Pros

    The university of Wyoming provided flexible scheduling, and did not require me to work weekends

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is the hiring freeze currently in place and the crazy budget cuts.


  9. "Wyoming Public Radio (Work-study)"

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible supervisors and accommodated for my school schedule while I worked there. The pay is good too for a student.

    Cons

    High turn over with employees. Upper management was unresponsive and didn't listen to employees ideas or opinions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Even if you took a day and shadowed some of your employees to see what they do, it would help as a manager to understand your workers and what they are doing.


  10. "Advertising Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    Everyone is nice and friendly
    Set your own hours around your class schedule
    Good resume booster while in school and good office experience

    Cons

    Not a lot of pay
    The occasional customer is rude, some sales problems.
    Car not required but you really need one, lots of walking involved.


  11. "Decent to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Grad School tuition was paid for, so it was a good gig, very flexible time, interesting work, lots of cultural events, and sports. Though low cost of living does make it better than most schools living situations.

    Cons

    The pay is dirt low, there are zero benefits, their is no unemployment insurance paid, so when your done working, their is no soft landing. Generally your expected to be in the lab full time.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the grad students to a more livable income. It is rough, with minimal pay, and lack of free time to work a side job.


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