University of Nevada, Reno Reviews

Updated June 7, 2015
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  1. U of Nev Reno

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. 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


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  5. Re: the last "former employee review"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Eh, student work is student work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Great Benefits, Slow pay raise.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Reno, NV

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great, and its a gorgeous University to work at. President Johnson is doing one heck of a job.

    Cons

    Still have to take furlough's, and have yet to see any sort of raise (even cost of living) in years.

    Advice to Management

    Buildings are going up everywhere, but your employees still are having money taken out of the paychecks for furlough.


  9. Alumni Relations, Wolf Caller: Straight forward, non-stop calling, asking for donations.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wolf Caller in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Wolf Caller in Reno, NV

    I worked at University of Nevada, Reno

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talk to older Alumni, which may allow you to build relationships that may be favorable in the future.

    Cons

    Boring. It is a call center meant for students. Calling alumni and asking for donations is a whole con in itself, especially when students are usually broke after college.


  10. Many dead end jobs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  11. Horrible administration, depressed/anxious colleagues

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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