University of Nevada Las Vegas

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University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
61 Reviews
3.4
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University of Nevada Las Vegas Acting President Donald D. Snyder
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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.  

    tutor

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

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Pros

    this is an awesome complany

    Cons

    sometimes not all the time bad form some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good or bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as intern and it was a great experience cause you are at the core of the new technology and work with professor so you will learn a lot. The hours are really flexible and you are all the pros of the students.

    Cons

    The salary can be a cons for some people because you won't earn what you can earn in a big company. But it's still good beause the cost of life in Las Vegas is cheap. The other thing to keep in my is you won't have a lot of career opportunities unless you do a PhD and become professor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    To Many Chiefs, Ineffective Management and Too Much Hidden Nepotism

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician

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

    Pros

    Great Vacation and Sick Leave Allowances
    Decent Health Benefits
    Everyone seemed to believe the state retirement program was excellent

    Cons

    This was close too the worst job I've had in my life.

    Due to revenue issues at the state level the pay was subpar for all the staff level positions.

    There were by far too many people who had their positions because of who they knew instead of what they knew and that led to an excessive amount of incompetent decision making.

    The culture at the University is the worst case scenario of "it's just a government job", this isn't to say that there aren't some good dedicated people at the university, but there are a lot of slackers and people with bad attitudes that are rightly unafraid of any consequences because of state progressive dicipline doctrine.

    Combine the low pay, the bad culture and the inept management, and the result is the working environment trainwreck that is UNLV.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all of yourselves and let someone else start over!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Student Worker, State employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the student worker positions at UNLV are going to be easy, usually with time to study/do other things you want to do.

    Cons

    Working with office staff aka state employees is hell. They don't do anything! UNLV wastes so much money employing all these office workers that pass off work to students. I'm grateful for the opportunity to work but shouldn't they do ANYTHING?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire excess office workers and give that money back to UNLV students in the form of more classes, better teachers, etc!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Campus, Great Benefits, Great People. But if you want to challenge yourself and continuously learn, go elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Very laid-back (minimum "presentable" dress-code), Employee-Matched Retirement, Abundant Sick and Annual Leave, Great coworkers

    Cons

    No room for growth/advancement, Mandatory Furlough Days, Salary Base Cut, Dealing with students in several capacities (Parking, immaturity, massive crowds)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at unlv has been pretty nice.

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    Current Employee - Student Resnet Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Student Resnet Technician in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    They're really flexible with the work schedule, as a student Ist and an employee second. They are very understanding of circumstancial issues, and the supervisors are fun/friendly/ but it is a job. Great first job.

    Cons

    I can't say I have one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't think of any, hm maybe more emphasis on community events and incorporating that into the work force to lighten thinthings up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate assistant

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Assistant
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Assistant

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time

    Pros

    Good pay for tuition and monthly expenses

    Cons

    Not very good course work at unlv

    Recommends
  9.  

    Okay place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Events held for employees, and special offers to them as well.

    Cons

    Some staff members have little initiative to assist, either others within the UNLV community or the general public. There are a few that do the bare minimum to get by, and don't try to mask it. Also: communication between departments is not very good at all. Parking. Paid once a month. Benefits aren't that great either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage a culture of "internal service." Work to improve communication between departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Teaching Assistant

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work with young, talented people. Everyone is nice and smart.

    Cons

    Two many homework to grade and do not have time to study at the end of the semester

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent people and opportunities at an institution going places.

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    Former Employee - Librarian in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Librarian in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There were many exciting things going on at UNLV at all levels of the organization. Most faculty and staff were highly committed to improving student learning and experience. The climate around campus was generally very positive. If you like to go to work each morning with the expectation of making an impact, this is a good place for you!

    Cons

    Really the only difficult thing about working at UNLV was that it was subject to budget fluctuations due to the state's funding process. There was a general sense of nervousness whenever the state budget came up for review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, things were great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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