University of Nevada Las Vegas

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University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews in Nevada

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
58 Reviews
3.4
58 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Very laid-back (minimum "presentable" dress-code), Employee-Matched Retirement, Abundant Sick and Annual Leave, Great coworkers (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.  

    Okay place.

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

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Events held for employees, and special offers to them as well.

    Cons

    Some staff members have little initiative to assist, either others within the UNLV community or the general public. There are a few that do the bare minimum to get by, and don't try to mask it. Also: communication between departments is not very good at all. Parking. Paid once a month. Benefits aren't that great either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage a culture of "internal service." Work to improve communication between departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience as an undergraduate research assistant was a positive experience.

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

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had the chance to utilize what I have learned in my engineering courses and apply them to a realistic project.

    Cons

    The only problems I had were accessing the laboratory equipment. I had to wait until someone was available to open the lab.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Admissions Counselor

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

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with prospective students, great co-workers, helping students get into college, travelling, tuition benefits if you want to go back to school

    Cons

    National university still operating like a regional college, policies changing all the time, professional furlough in place until further notice

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting but also disappointing

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

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free tuition, I was able to almost complete my MBA with hardly any out of pocket expense. Chill work environment, casual dress code

    Cons

    Budget cuts, budget cuts, budget cuts. Did not receive a raise for the 5 years I worked there do to the state budget situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to find other ways to reward employees if it is not possible financially.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to start a career.

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

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great school, smart and talented people. College atmosphere is inspiring. Open door policy. Good health insurance.

    Cons

    Lack of access to career advice. Not many opportunities for advancement. Funding can be an issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Find a better job than this

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

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    independent each other and liberal

    Cons

    stagnant and not active, poor health insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about your employee

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could Be Worse, Could Be Unemployed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, Ability to transfer within the University & State system without loss of pay/benefits.

    Cons

    Mandatory furloughs, decreased pay & benefits, management takes care of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more value in & listen more closely to your support staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad, but confusing...

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

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's big enough so it isn't boring, parking is usually easy to find somewhere, the weather is great and the campus is compact.

    Cons

    Way too many hoops to jump through to do something simple, have to go through numerous departments for simple tasks and to get simple questions answered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let departments be more independent! Many man hours are lost because of redundant tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Management Management Mangement

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    - Pays for school if you want to take classe or finish up degree
    - Great Benefits
    - Good places to eat for lunch located on Campus
    - Discount for employees at AT&T

    Cons

    - Employees who work less move up get treated better
    - Employees who work hard, get treated horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check what is going on in each department. Pay attention to issues that are going on in all depts and employees who have concerns. UNLV had great employees working there but were being mistreated. Now they have workers who dont care about the work or students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't have too high of expectations and you will be fine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-time Instructor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Part-time Instructor in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Pros

    The University is pretty laid back. There are a lot of food court options. The basketball games are a lot of fun.

    Cons

    The state is undergoing massive budget cuts, which makes job stability an impossibility. These budget cuts affect education at all levels, so in general, students are less prepared for college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am sorry that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas does not have many options for improvement. With the budget cuts, improvements seem an impossibility. Perhaps utilize more methods to weed out unprepared students. These students should go to CSN or take only remedial classes before being allowed into classes with the rest of the student population.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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