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"Poor treatment of graduate assistants"

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Current Employee - Gradate Research Assistant in Reno, NV
Current Employee - Gradate Research Assistant in Reno, NV
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No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You can find some world class faculty in UNR. Good area, lots of sunshine, lakeTahoe, casinos and ski resorts.

Cons

The university and the city as a whole is not academically motivated. Keep increasing the tuition and the state cuts budget continuously after the economy downturn.

Advice to Management

Better treatment of graduate assistants who are the actual workforce in this business, would be a plus . As a married international graduate assistant, I have the same low wage ($1400) for four years with no dental or vision benefit and no vacation, I would recommend reviewing related policies. Some universities allow dependents of the graduate assistants to study with in-state tuition but we don't have that one either.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Nevada, Reno

  1. "Pretty much your typical state job"

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    Current Employee - Computer Systems Administrator in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Administrator in Reno, NV
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of PTO, laid back atmosphere. Very low pressure environment. Some flexibility in work hours.

    Cons

    Way below market pay, furlough.

    Advice to Management

    Pay market rate & keep the people worth keeping


  2. "Great for life-work balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid-back environment, Reno is not a bad place to live, close to Tahoe, close to the Sierra

    Cons

    Draconian budget cuts, lack of transparency as it relates to the futures of positions, bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about the future of positions and make an effort to have GA's feel appreciated.

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