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University of New Mexico Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.5 108 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

University of New Mexico President Robert G. Frank

Robert G. Frank

(27 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • tuition remission if you're faculty or staff (in 7 reviews)

  • Benefits are good, health benefits good but expensive, free tuition, 4 (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, dependent on grant money (in 6 reviews)

  • It is extremely difficult to deal with the employment office after receiving a raise (in 3 reviews)

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    very good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt has a very nice working environment. The campus is very pretty.

    ConsIt's boring. Not many activities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Total Mess

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits and lots of vacation. Some departments are doing excellent work that is recognized nationally.

    ConsIf you hate bureaucracy, this place will drive you crazy. The worst HR department that I've ever seen. It seems impossible to get fired or be held accountable. Low standards across nearly every department that I interacted with while working here. No raises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better. Create systems to hold problem employees accountable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Slow Moving

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility and autonomy to get things done.

    ConsEverything is on UNM times which is "when i feel like it". No drive to be better as individual departments or as an institution. Just doing enough to get by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more involved with your teams. Expect staff to go the extra mile.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Accountant Assistant (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsGood place to work. Everyone is very understanding and flexible. The pay is great and easy to take time off.

    ConsSometimes it's a little to laid back, but that means there is less stress on you. So not really a con.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable but not financially rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsStable work, very little effect from a down economy (except lack of pay raises). Nice people to work with for the most part, tuition remission for 8 college credit per semester and time off (3hrs per week) to take classes, 14 hours of annual leave and 8 hours of sick leave accrual each month (pretty generous),

    ConsRelatively low pay for the metro area for most jobs (Except custodians that make a more than average to get people to apply), employer provided insurance is WAY too high given the size of the workforce (7000+) since smaller employers in the area have cheaper plans,

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at more fairly applied pay raise policies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    it was okay.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proseasy hours for students

    Consterrible administration and lack of drive from upper management. glass ceiling!

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with employees, employees may be young but they're adults and can handle the truth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    UNM Discriminates Against Older Employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVacation time, central location in Albuquerque

    ConsThere is no job security if you are an older employee. You may lose your job and be replaced by a younger employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of managers who discriminate and who are incompetent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Positive

    User Support Analyst II (Former Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsTo gain experience in the your field of study

    ConsLow pay and poor management

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore empathy towards student employess

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place for an entry-level job

    Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsOn-the-job training helps one to develop professionally

    ConsDeadlines for benefits enrollment should be withdrawn

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    All depends on the department, but overall a rewarding and unique experience when surrounded by a great team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLearned a lot in my internship position, surrounded by a great team, had a lot of fun and unforgettable memories.

    ConsBureaucracy you'd come to expect with a university, although not as bad as it could be. Mobility within a department did not seem likely.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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