University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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University of Nevada Las Vegas Acting President Donald D. Snyder
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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. Very flexible with schedules and lots of down time

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Assistant
    Current Employee - Media Assistant

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a very laid back work place. Everyone is friendly. You can study on your down time. Your work schedule can be work around your class schedule. You can take time off whenever you want for any reason.

    Cons

    Pay not much more than minimum wage due to low university budget. Job can be tedious and not intellectually stimulating. You won't learn much valuable skills here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much to say. Management is very good. Can't complain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. I was a graduate assistant at UNLV and worked for the Economics department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Pros

    Nice environment, relax people, assistant-ship opportunity for masters students

    Cons

    Too hot weather in the summer and tempting outside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give feedback to the assistants during the year

  3. ASC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Pros

    Fun work environment, good co-workers

    Cons

    no benefits, maximum hour limit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. amazing experience one on one interaction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Pros

    access and interdisciplinary studies between departments

    Cons

    limited infrastructure labs space limited systems and equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to recruit more prof and expand research operations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. tutor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. Software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Intern - 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
  8. To Many Chiefs, Ineffective Management and Too Much Hidden Nepotism

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. Student Worker, State employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10. Great Campus, Great Benefits, Great People. But if you want to challenge yourself and continuously learn, go elsewhere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. My experience at unlv has been pretty nice.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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