University of Nevada Las Vegas

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University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews in Nevada

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
61 Reviews
3.4
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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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    Software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • 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)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience at unlv has been pretty nice.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Teaching Assistant

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    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 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    increase salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    GA UNLV

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning and working experience

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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 full-time (more than a year)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    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.

  9.  

    Well supported by my department, though interdepartmental communication was sometimes difficult.

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I liked working in an academic environment, and my department generally had a positive esprit de corps. The campus is lovely. Las Vegas is a fun city.

    Cons

    Lack of resources due to budget restrictions sometimes made it hard to innovate new programs for our students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to work

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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 as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    UNLV provides strong personal relationships, supporting professionals, and a great opportunity for personal growth, advancement, and continual challenges when an individual goes looking for them. It is extremely difficult to be fired from UNLV, while this provides great job security, it also means that people who should move on, do not.

    Cons

    UNLV provides an extremely siloed structure where individuals and departments rarely know other people outside of their division and has excessive bureaucracy, often requiring individuals to perform tasks which are unnecessary for the sake of paperwork.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice people hit hard by recession

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere relative to other research universities I have worked at.

    Cons

    Budget basically at mercy of Nevada legislators who are very libertarian and oppose tax increases. Las Vegas has a low skill population with a large retirement community - neither who are pre-disposed towards supporting higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to change image of university with local elites (particularly the Las Vegas Review Journal crowd).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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