University of New Mexico

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University of New Mexico Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
111 Reviews
3.6
111 Reviews
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University of New Mexico President Robert G. Frank
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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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  1.  

    Better than it thinks it is

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at University of New Mexico full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good graduate program, with very active research and exciting stuff going on. Close ties to the excellent medical school mean lots of data for scientists to work with.

    Cons

    UNM has some of the worst self-esteem I've ever seen at a university. No matter how interesting the research is, it seems like the students and faculty never give themselves enough credit for it. The administration used to be pretty incompetent, but this is turning around lately with the new president.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember that the students and teachers are the campus' lifeblood.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The work experience at UNM brings both ecstasy and agony.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at University of New Mexico full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The variety of persons, culture, interests, and levels of expertise is complex and daunting, at first. Eventually, one adjusts and gravitates to those most beneficial and rewarding.

    Cons

    The system can be very rigid and unforgiving and as such, resists growth, development and achievement, both for itself and the individual. The focus of the head of my Department tended toward control, rather that management of resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn that the employees are the organization's greatest asset. Then, learn ways to support, encourage and reward them that encourage mutual success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A great employer during school

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Government Document Assistant  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Government Document Assistant in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at University of New Mexico part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly, structured environment with steady pay increase and growth opportunities. It is a great place to work while attending school.

    Cons

    Departments can downsize or disappear overnight. Other than the job security there really isn't anything bad to say about UNM. Hard work will be appreciated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Total Mess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of New Mexico full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay better. Create systems to hold problem employees accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    very good

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of New Mexico

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It's boring. Not many activities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Student Assistant

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    Current Employee - Accountant Assistant  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Accountant Assistant in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at University of New Mexico part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    UNM Discriminates Against Older Employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of New Mexico

    Pros

    Vacation time, central location in Albuquerque

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of managers who discriminate and who are incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Slow Moving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of New Mexico

    Pros

    Flexibility and autonomy to get things done.

    Cons

    Everything 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with your teams. Expect staff to go the extra mile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Stable but not financially rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at University of New Mexico full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable 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),

    Cons

    Relatively 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look at more fairly applied pay raise policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    it was okay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of New Mexico part-time

    Pros

    easy hours for students

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees, employees may be young but they're adults and can handle the truth.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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