University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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University of Nevada Las Vegas Acting President Donald D. Snyder
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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. A few gems here

    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Researcher in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Researcher in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas as a contractor

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    University is centrally located. No shoveling snow :) Work experience will depend on the department you are in, but generally positive experiences for me in sciences. UNLV has a few real gems and intelligent professors, and not just the top names or grant receivers.

    Cons

    I have came across incompetent people in the administration areas more than I'd like to admit. I've heard negative comments about facilities management, my work contracts have been filed incorrectly numerous times, and my PI stresses way too much about avoiding red flags with accounts payable for legit research-related purchases. UNLV is trying to be a tier-one research university, but they still have some things in management to work out.

  2. Great work environment, peers and job.

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

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I worked in SEB which is the most expensive building built by the state so the facilities were great. Awesome Gym and my peers were world class all with advanced degrees from all over the world. Work schedule and material was great - I was able to choose my hours and much of the tasks I worked on. Great Work-Life Balance!

    Cons

    Summer Heat is intense, not much in the way of upper mobility or cross mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Retire!

  3. amazing experience one on one interaction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    access and interdisciplinary studies between departments

    Cons

    limited infrastructure labs space limited systems and equipment

    Advice to Management

    try to recruit more prof and expand research operations

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  5. Software engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as intern and it was a great experience cause you are at the core of the new technology and work with professor so you will learn a lot. The hours are really flexible and you are all the pros of the students.

    Cons

    The salary can be a cons for some people because you won't earn what you can earn in a big company. But it's still good beause the cost of life in Las Vegas is cheap. The other thing to keep in my is you won't have a lot of career opportunities unless you do a PhD and become professor.

  6. Great Campus, Great Benefits, Great People. But if you want to challenge yourself and continuously learn, go elsewhere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No room for growth/advancement, Mandatory Furlough Days, Salary Base Cut, Dealing with students in several capacities (Parking, immaturity, massive crowds)

  7. My experience at unlv has been pretty nice.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They're really flexible with the work schedule, as a student Ist and an employee second. They are very understanding of circumstancial issues, and the supervisors are fun/friendly/ but it is a job. Great first job.

    Cons

    I can't say I have one.

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of any, hm maybe more emphasis on community events and incorporating that into the work force to lighten thinthings up

  8. Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Graduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Contractor - Graduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work with young, talented people. Everyone is nice and smart.

    Cons

    Two many homework to grade and do not have time to study at the end of the semester

    Advice to Management

    increase salary

  9. GA UNLV

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They work on your classes schedule, pay for your classes, and work par-time during summer and full time in winter

    Cons

    it Highly depends with which professor your working with.

  10. Great learning and working experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great faculty to learn from
    - good working environment
    - great supportive staff and colleagues

    Cons

    - the infrastructure esp. for the engineering and science section can be improved than its current state

  11. Graduate Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of teaching opportunities. I have been here a while and have learned there are opportunities if you seek them out.

    Cons

    Low salary and benefits aren't that great considering the skyrocketing price of mandatory health insurance (thanks Obama). Getting involved with research and teaching opportunities requires a lot of asking around.


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