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Poor treatment of graduate assistants

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Current Employee - Gradate Research Assistant  in  Reno, NV
Current Employee - Gradate Research Assistant in Reno, NV

I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

You can find some world class faculty in UNR. Good area, lots of sunshine, lakeTahoe, casinos and ski resorts.

Cons

The university and the city as a whole is not academically motivated. Keep increasing the tuition and the state cuts budget continuously after the economy downturn.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better treatment of graduate assistants who are the actual workforce in this business, would be a plus . As a married international graduate assistant, I have the same low wage ($1400) for four years with no dental or vision benefit and no vacation, I would recommend reviewing related policies. Some universities allow dependents of the graduate assistants to study with in-state tuition but we don't have that one either.

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    Great for life-work balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno

    Pros

    Laid-back environment, Reno is not a bad place to live, close to Tahoe, close to the Sierra

    Cons

    Draconian budget cuts, lack of transparency as it relates to the futures of positions, bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about the future of positions and make an effort to have GA's feel appreciated.

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    Pretty much your typical state job

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    Current Employee - Computer Systems Administrator  in  Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Administrator in Reno, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno

    Pros

    Lots of PTO, laid back atmosphere. Very low pressure environment. Some flexibility in work hours.

    Cons

    Way below market pay, furlough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay market rate & keep the people worth keeping

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