University of Nevada, Reno Reviews

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  1. Graduate student. Awesome experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nevada, Reno

    Pros

    University atmosphere. good work life balance. Affordable living and close to many outdoor activities.

    Cons

    none to mention. not really

  2. Considerable Option for Students

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling, able to determine own hours -- perfect opportunity for students.
    Received research credit while working for pay.
    Gained a lot of work skills and knowledge pertaining to my degree.

    Cons

    Graduate students are overworked for little pay. There was a limit to the number of paid hours per week, and in research, those hours are often exceeded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Many dead end jobs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Career life balance is better than previous jobs I had.

    Cons

    The only way to get salary increases is to change departments or go into management, , as a result we have large numbers of managers, directors, supervisors and very few people who actually do the work, it is absurd how many supervisors or managers only have one or two employees under them. Because there are many dead end jobs and we've had many years with no merit or salary increase, in fact we had salary cuts, the turn over is high, I've had 5 managers....moral in general is very low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Horrible administration, depressed/anxious colleagues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The students - though very mixed in abilities and levels - were primarily excellent in effort, interest, and commitment. Really enjoyable students who worked hard. The 100% retirement match was great (and somewhat compensated for the mediocre salary for younger/newer people).

    Cons

    Depression and anxiety amongst high percentage of staff, faculty and students was high. So much wrong with this work environment: overworked colleagues; backward administration who often acted without leadership, ethics or legality (this school fired the most tenure professors in the United States one year after the recession hit); some colleagues were average and decent, but most were malicious, spiteful, jealous and incestuous (not to mention bad at their research), in turn they regularly made problems for the department, keeping the department from growing and moving forward, etc. Numerous were beyond retirement age with no retirement in sight. A handful of tenured faculty were reported to the Dean's office and Equal Opportunity/Title IX for abuses over the years to staff and faculty, but nothing ever happened. I eventually quit since working there was in fact hurting my career and health, as did other colleagues throughout the Humanities. The health benefits were great when I started but by the end they were abysmal and expensive (went from $20 co-pays to $175/$200 doctor appointments because of revisions to out-of-pocket and deductible requirements. If you have a family, get some other insurance!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next time they have the chance to hire the best qualified candidate for President, go with it. UNR missed a great opportunity by not hiring the most recent female candidate who was in fact the most qualified and the university favorite out of the three candidates. There is no real leadership at that school; they are aiming to become a business selling a bad product to the highest bidder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Research Assistant

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    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy is good and workload is very manageable.

    Cons

    Pay is low and the work can be difficult depending on you manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Graduate assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It gives tution waivers and health insurance. Work experience is invaluable .

    Cons

    Work timings might be difficult to manage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Classroom Assistant at Child and Family Research Center

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    Former Employee - Student Classroom Assistant in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Student Classroom Assistant in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Best job I've ever had. Very understanding and accommodating administration. Always felt like a family but they certainly maintained professionalism and achieved high standards set forth by University and State accreditation system. A very reputable reference. Time off was super attainable. Flexible schedule based on changing class schedule.

    Cons

    Minimum wage as starting employee. Employer never took initiative to implement semesterly raises, as negotiated in interview. I worked there for 5 years and only had two 25 cent raises the whole time. Had I negotiated, I'm certain that would have been different. Admin was very approachable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to student worker's benefits because we are already the most overlooked assets to the CFRC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Poor academic leadership

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Lovely campus with wonderful grounds.

    Cons

    Both the university leadership and academic leadership suffer from poor management skills. Most of all, however, they lack in honesty and integrity. They would make one decision, then change their mind in a very short period of time, and go another direction. Further, there were a lot of politics both within the university and the universities' dealings within the state. Overall, employees and even the students were abused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over with new management! And find new academic leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great experience

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    Former Employee - President in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - President in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Real world experience that is hard to find at any other avenue especially as a college student

    Cons

    There are a lot of unnecessary rules and regulations that come along with working at any public institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Working on part time campus as a student on Nightingale Concert Hall

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    Current Employee - Assistant Technician
    Current Employee - Assistant Technician

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours that allowed me to schedule work around important tasks that involved school; Friendly management and coworkers; Management and experienced coworkers were always forgivable for mistakes and were more than willing to teach. Lovely culture and an always well behaved audience;

    Cons

    Not really a con; but as a student, I really wasn't expecting any compensation and benefits, hence the rating. As for career opportunities, I can't really inform from the experience I had as my occupation was limited to a part time, non-long term position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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