University of Nevada Las Vegas

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University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
55 Reviews
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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)

  • Great school, smart and talented people (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.  

    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
  2.  

    Okay place.

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    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    My experience as an undergraduate research assistant was a positive experience.

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    I had the chance to utilize what I have learned in my engineering courses and apply them to a realistic project.

    Cons

    The only problems I had were accessing the laboratory equipment. I had to wait until someone was available to open the lab.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mafia

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher

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

    Pros

    Nice weather, Vegas style attitude

    Cons

    Prides themselves as a "research university" however they do little research, and what is done is NOT supported by the university. The university management is more mafia than managers, in that they eat their young and have little interest in doing things right, just doing things to make money. Academic standards be damned!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revolt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    UNLV - research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Pros

    Steady pay. Allowed to work independently.

    Cons

    Some follow through is lacking. Especially on long research projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Beneficial experience

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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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation package (especially for non-Nevada residents who get out-of-state fees waived), academic environment with increasing focus on research, leadership (depending on department and professors), personal and professional growth, ability to balance work and school, closer relationships with faculty, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Did not have a personal office (6-8 graduate assistants in computer lab style room), may have to work varying hours (nights, weekends) depending on project deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase research throughout the university and continue to give students experience with research based projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Admissions Counselor

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Working with prospective students, great co-workers, helping students get into college, travelling, tuition benefits if you want to go back to school

    Cons

    National university still operating like a regional college, policies changing all the time, professional furlough in place until further notice

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    THE PURCHASING DEPT IS A MESS!!

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    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 an 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

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