University of Nevada, Reno Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Laid-back environment, Reno is not a bad place to live, close to Tahoe, close to the Sierra (in 6 reviews)

  • Working on campus was great because i could go to class during my lunch, or i could work two days a week and one half day (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Budget cuts have caused more and more work with the loss of positions (in 5 reviews)

  • Graduate students are overworked and under appreciated (in 3 reviews)

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  1. The usual state job issues, a beautiful campus, & nice coworkers.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Reno, NV

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, nice students, kind coworkers.

    Cons

    Low pay, advancement opportunity is heavily dependent on department politics, inefficient policies, usual red tape problems that plague state jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on revamping outdated policies and giving more decision power to workers.

  2. Engineering Tutor

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    Current Employee - Engineering Tutor in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Engineering Tutor in Reno, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Great work environment. Great way to review material.

    Cons

    It can be really hectic at certain times of the year.

    Advice to Management

    My supervisor is amazing.

  3. Physics Graduate Student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno

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

    Pros

    Some really cool experiments to take part in.

    Cons

    Graduate students are some times treated as second class employees.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a culture where grad students feel more appreciated as team mebers.

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  5. Mediocre at best.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada, Reno full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Faculty benefits are fantastic.
    -The school of engineering is the bright star on the dull horizon.

    Cons

    -This will always be a sub-par university in a sub-par city. However, leadership is under the impression that UNR can and should compete with bigger campuses which is laughable. This attitude has created a hostile or at least agitated environment for much of campus.
    -I found that overall incompetence is tolerated as long as you act like you have it together.
    -There is almost zero chance of internal promotion.
    -Pay is low, but it's Reno. What would you expect?

    Advice to Management

    If you relax and accept that this is the end of your career, you may find happiness.

  6. U of Nev Reno

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    Former Employee - Web Developer
    Former Employee - Web Developer

    I worked at University of Nevada, Reno

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work, IT is layed back, Great Benifits, Med and Vacation.

    Cons

    Low Salary, Poor office places.

    Advice to Management

    IT professionals are treated like common workers, you dont have to have a DOC or professors qualification to be treated professional.

  7. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate III in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate III in Reno, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reno is a nice place to live with a moderate cost of living. Decent benefits and paid time off. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy. Protocols continuously change. Poor morale amongst staff makes getting things done across Departments difficult. Increased work load with pay cuts for 6 years while paying increasingly more for health benefits and retirement and less in life insurance benefits. Sick of being bullied for being a State employee as political officials find it necessary to make us their scapegoats.

    Advice to Management

    We need more Indians and less chiefs.

  8. University of Nevada Writing Consultant

    Current Employee - Writing Consultant in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Writing Consultant in Reno, NV

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gained a ton of skills, very flexible, decent wage for on campus job

    Cons

    Hours are difficult to get

  9. Re: the last "former employee review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

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

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

    Pros

    There's a lot of BS in that last review. If you can deal with the low pay, it's a great place to work as long as you know your job is safe(and that's not on the administration-it's on the governor, the state and what $ cuts they want to make. Welcome to working in the public sector. That's just the way it works. I had a great boss, great co-workers & mgmt. was very fair as far as comp time(due to my job nature, yeah-some things can't be fixed until late at night). They respect that. Besides the pay, it was a GREAT job-but again, that's out of the hands of pretty much everyone at UNR. Maybe the president gets to decide who gets what, but, everyone was getting choked by the state at the time, so if the whole pie shrinks-yours will too.

    Cons

    The pay is low, but that's the norm for Reno. Being tied to the health of the state economy can lead to a bit of stress(but nothing like the previous disgruntled employee makes it out to be). She seems to have a problem with hiring of the new president, but during my time there-he went to war for the place. That tantrum seems like a personal agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Pretty much nothing. They deal with what they're given, as did we. Their hands are tied and they get what they get-as did we-but if the pay scales don't change, the revolving door of employees won't either.

  10. Eh, student work is student work

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Reno, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada, Reno part-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The schedule is pretty flexible; they are understanding of class times.
    Coworkers are fun to hang out with.
    The community is great and there are plenty of places to grab lunch.

    Cons

    Office Politics are annoying.
    Impossible to move upward.
    Professors look down on you or treat you poorly.
    No vacation time or benefits, but that's a given for part timers.

  11. Working as a research assistant in the engineering department.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Reno, NV

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

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

    Pros

    Working environment is great, and the college provide campus escort service for the student who go home late, which is important for those graduate student.

    Cons

    You have to really make a good balance on course work and project work. The papers are also important for graduate study, which makes students very busy.

    Advice to Management

    Could increase the salary for the graduate students.

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