University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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University of Nevada Las Vegas Acting President Donald D. Snyder
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Pros
  • Laid back atmosphere relative to other research universities I have worked at (in 3 reviews)

  • Great school, smart and talented people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The state is undergoing massive budget cuts, which makes job stability an impossibility (in 4 reviews)

  • stagnant and not active, poor health insurance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Graduate Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work conditions of research assistants depend vastly on the specific faculty adviser that the assistant is working for. One of the advantages is that some advisers allow their graduate assistants to develop relative independence in carrying out of research projects.

    Cons

    It funding for the research assistant comes from a grant with very defined objectives, then there is no freedom in the topic of research or in how to execute the project. Also, management is planing to turn UNLV into a Tier 1 research university. And yet at every step both research and the people doing it are put last.


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    Graduate Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time

    Pros

    For graduate assistants, UNLV provides for a low cost graduate education. Many of the professors show interest in both your academic and personal well-being in graduate school.

    Cons

    Low pay, health insurance is not good. Similar to what many others say about the downside of graduate assistantships across the country, not much in the way of professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Most dedicated assistance to professional development of graduate students (e.g. teaching workshops, CV development workshops, academic publishing workshops).


  3. Part time instructor at UNLV math

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Instructor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Part Time Instructor in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Pros

    The job is very free. You show up at the class time and you are free for the rest of your day. You come and go as you like, do work at home is big plus. Also the management is very friendly. They give you all the rules and you follow them, then nobody will come and bother you for anything else.

    Cons

    Classes to teach is limited. This is a contracted job. Each semester, depends on how many students registered for classes, you get assigned credits to teach. When there are not many students, you don't get many classes, then you don't get paid much at all.


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  5. Staff

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Pros

    some nice people and not very busy

    Cons

    working with people you wonder how they got their jobs


  6. Teaching Assitanrship

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Spring, TX

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

    Pros

    Not much of load work

    Cons

    Its tough to find job being student at UNLV


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    Undergraduate Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Fulfilling - On campus - Make your own hours - Good pay - Great co-workers The research can be extremely rewarding and state-of-the-art, but also stressful. The logistics of the job were very ideal. Do research when your schedule permits and report progress weekly. Pay was good. Co-workers were amazing; I loved being surrounded by motivated, high-achieving, and intelligent people. The atmosphere was friendly and focused on the science.

    Cons

    - Balancing school/work I found it difficult to manage a 15-credit semester and do research at the same time. My studies suffered as the research work became demanding.


  8. Competitive salary

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Las Vegas, NV

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

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

    Pros

    Since I worked as a GA, the salary provided to me was sufficient for living.

    Cons

    University not listed for the review.


  9. It

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You can study while you work. The hours work around your class hours. The management is very fun.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be cattiness between employees. The upper management only looks our for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! We are students and we have concerns!


  10. On Campus Work

    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant

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

    Pros

    professors are supportive and helps in grading

    Cons

    there isn't anything annoying. I found everything great.


  11. Tutor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited flexibility with schedules since most employees are students. May spend free time doing one's own hw. Interesting people and stimulating work.

    Cons

    Management outside lab may favor politics over education. Math department is weak and doesn't even have a building. Little graduate and career support.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize math and sciences in general ed. Require higher grades to advance in classes. Too many students struggle because they only do the minimum.



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