University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews

Updated August 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. Teaching

    Current Employee - Instructor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Instructor in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    It's interesting to teach students from different major.

    Cons

    It's difficult to find a balance when the education backgrounds of your students are very different.


  2. Research Assistant Life from UNLV

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good research. Diverse community. Help from peers

    Cons

    Low brand value. Less industry connections


  3. UNLV

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, chance to create some innovative stuff. Creating projects to help out the students. Excellent benefits. Good pay.

    Cons

    Seemed like all of middle and upper management wasn't on the same page a lot of the times which caused some problems for numerous employees. Favor shown to some employees over others. Opportunities for advancement were slim due to structure of office.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers, I saw a lot of people walk out of there that did great work but silly policies drove them away. For as cutting edge as the department could be, sometimes it seemed like taking the next step to do newer things was feared.


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  5. Research at UNLV

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Many people pushing to become Tier 1 - Beautiful establishment/labs - Some great professors - Great place for serious graduate students, a great research establishment just waiting to be built (they are on the ground floor of big things)

    Cons

    - It's Vegas, many distractions and real research takes serious dedication - Many graduate students only half commit to research - Graduate program is horrible pain with lots of paperwork mistakes, expect them constantly - Too many UNLV graduates involved in research (generally weak undergraduates) -

    Advice to Management

    The school from top to bottom must be on board in order to become a top Tier 1 University for research. Potential is there!!


  6. Excellent colleagues; fine students; no cost of living raises

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time

    Pros

    A good working environment in my college (GCUA). New Dean is an energetic and thoughtful person. Excellent colleagues willing to work with and for you. Students are rarely excellent, but there are some.

    Cons

    Students come from LV public schools, and thus some are unprepared for collegiate environment. No cost of living raises; all raises a result of merit pay application (only recently returned).

    Advice to Management

    Keep making this a good place to work.


  7. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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).


  9. Decent for adjuncts

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition assistance for GTAs was really helpful and teaching first-year students was rewarding. UNLV treats part-time instructors (PTIs) really well but a graduate degree is required for these positions.

    Cons

    Extremely poorly organized bureaucracy. Made it difficult to get anything done. No teaching assignments until 1 or 2 business days before the start of classes. The quality of instruction suffers because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Give composition instructors a bit more freedom for syllabi. Better organization of the scheduling problem would go a long way towards improving overall atmosphere. The current situation gets instructors off on the wrong foot and creates an atmosphere of incompetence where there needn't be one.


  10. Junior Software Ingineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and great work environment.

    Cons

    Temporary job, It may end at any moment.


  11. 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

    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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