University of Nevada, Reno Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson
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Pros
  • 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)

  • Flexible Schedule, Minimal Workload, Accommodating Management (in 4 reviews)

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

  • Red tape or approvals seemed to get in the way of actually getting the work done (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Student Worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nevada, Reno

    Pros

    Easy job, was able to do homework when I wasn't too busy.

    Cons

    No cons. Everyone was nice and training was easy.


  2. TA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno part-time

    Pros

    I am happy, it pays for school

    Cons

    too much work during mid terms

    Advice to Management

    NA/A


  3. Good University for research work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno

    Pros

    Good research opportunities, good people

    Cons

    nothing to mention as cons


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  5. Research Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Inexpensive, friendly, fairly good education,

    Cons

    A little isolated, not diverse enough


  6. Teachers Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno

    Pros

    Great place to work, the people are nice. Just do your job and do it right and you'll be fine

    Cons

    Grading is rough sometimes. The students can be needy at times.


  7. Marketing Associate - Nevada Wolf Shop

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Reno, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada, Reno part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Student work is flexible with what you need for class scheduling. Challenging work for a student who has never studied marketing, ability to grow. Amazing managers who are very helpful.

    Cons

    Challenging work environment. Demanding Wolf Shop COO who isn't flexible. Demanding, unwavering deadlines.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.



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