University of Nevada Las Vegas

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University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews in Nevada

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
61 Reviews
3.5
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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.  

    THE PURCHASING DEPT IS A MESS!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time (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
  2.  

    Interesting but also disappointing

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    • 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
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  5.  

    GA UNLV

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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 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
  6.  

    Good place to start a career.

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    • 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 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
  7.  

    Great learning and working experience

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    • 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)

    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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    • 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.

  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    GA at UNLV

    • 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 part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, opportunities of learning more. Out of state tuition waived. No commuting - working at the same location where I'm taking the classes, 20hr a week,

    Cons

    Irregular schedule, sometimes overtime. Running errands when needed, not jus academic work. The rest is pretty good, no complains.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely politicized. You never know which end is up. Everyone keeps his or her head down in fear so as not to get ta

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

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

    Pros

    Living in the desert. Food in the city of Las Vegas.

    Cons

    Very dangerous. Officials engage in vicious behavior to protect their extraordinarily high salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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