University of Nevada Las Vegas

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University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews in Nevada

Updated July 20, 2014
Updated July 20, 2014
49 Reviews

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  1.  

    Beneficial experience

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    • 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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation package (especially for non-Nevada residents who get out-of-state fees waived), academic environment with increasing focus on research, leadership (depending on department and professors), personal and professional growth, ability to balance work and school, closer relationships with faculty, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Did not have a personal office (6-8 graduate assistants in computer lab style room), may have to work varying hours (nights, weekends) depending on project deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase research throughout the university and continue to give students experience with research based projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Admissions Counselor

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    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 for less than a 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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    THE PURCHASING DEPT IS A MESS!!

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    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
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  5.  

    Tough place to work

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    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
  6.  

    Interesting but also disappointing

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    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 for 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
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    Good place to start a career.

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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 for more than a 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
  9.  

    Great learning and working experience

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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 full-time for 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
  10.  

    IT Technician

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    Former Employee - IT Technician  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    It is a very friendly environment to work in. I had a lot of freedom in deciding how to solve specific or unusual problems and my supervisor has always been very helpful and encouraging. Also, if you are a student, they are very lenient on your schedule and working around your classes. I recommend working here.

    Cons

    I got paid lower than a standard IT technician due to being a student but the pros more than make up for the cons, especially the flexibility of schedule for students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 for 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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