University of Nevada Las Vegas

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University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews in Nevada

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
53 Reviews
3.3
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University of Nevada Las Vegas Acting President Donald D. Snyder
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Unlv offers some great benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Great school, smart and talented people (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Budget cuts have eroded benefits such as health insurance (in 4 reviews)

  • Low salary and benefits aren't that great considering the skyrocketing price of mandatory health insurance (thanks Obama) (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    THE PURCHASING DEPT IS A MESS!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. UNLV is centrally located in the Valley.

    Cons

    The management team (Director and Asst. Director) sorely lack people and management skills. UNLV needs to investigate why this dept has so much turnover - and the investigation will point to the current management - which is sooooo BAD; VERY, VERY BAD!! I will NEVER recommend anyone to work in the UNLV's Purchasing dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the current management of the Purchasing/Contracts Dept. and make sure that the college interns actually work and do the simple tasks they are assigned to do. It seems that the interns come at will, NEVER FILE and if they do it's wrong due to most of the interns cannot alphabetize simple names (our future leaders) "Stupid is as stupid does."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Tough place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Professor in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent salary. Assistant professors face tough standards, but are provided the time to pursue research interests.

    Cons

    Extremely political. Managment style can be dismissive and confrontational. A negative spin is put on almost any accomplishment. Deans and management concentrate on monitoring faculty, rather than providing the resources required to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow departments to manage themselves. The focus should be on providing faculty with the resources required to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Extremely politicized. You never know which end is up. Everyone keeps his or her head down in fear so as not to get ta

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Head  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Department Head in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Living in the desert. Food in the city of Las Vegas.

    Cons

    Very dangerous. Officials engage in vicious behavior to protect their extraordinarily high salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Student Worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good Hours
    -Holidays match with student holidays

    Cons

    -Pay is not good
    -Classified workers do not respect students
    -Classified workers are not trained in proper management
    -Most Managers do not understand federal laws( expect to have to fight to get both breaks in a 8 hour day)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good working experience when you get past the budget cuts and low morale. Better days ahead.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Pros

    When I was hired at UNLV seven years ago, it was a great place to work. Extraordinary family/work balance, liberal vacation and sick leave policies. My work was challenging and rewarding and salary and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Before applying for a job at UNLV, please research thoroughly the budget cuts and economic woes UNLV and the state of Nevada are enduring. Positions, colleges, programs, and departments have been cut. No raises of any kind since 2007 and morale is very low as the people who are still employed are experiencing stress and overwork situations.

    If you can find the right position here, it should be very satisfying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on developing staff - beyond the requirements of tenure - and build a stronger infrastructure for the future. More empowerment of middle management, more training of supervisors will go a long way toward strengthening a financially troubled organization that has potential.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Don't Do it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Pros

    pay for part of education

    Cons

    there are numerous cons. management is clueless, very condescending in Delivery Services, only want results and don't care about the individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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