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Updated September 7, 2017
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  • Don't be fooled by anyone telling you that the benefits make up for the low pay (in 8 reviews)

  • There were no cons associated with this position (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "UNR is a far better choice"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is inexpensive to live in Las Vegas...

    Cons

    In Las Vegas - UNLV is a diploma factory; almost all emphasis for the school budget is based on sports and sports utilities, sidelining academics almost completely. It touts itself as a first tier research university, this however, is a joke. Their are good professors and some good programs, however, the vast majority of graduates are substandard. This is reflected in the employees.

    Advice to Management

    A university is about academics and not making money.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Deceitful and dishonest"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many of the faculty and staff are truly interested in providing a good education.

    Cons

    The Hotel College, sometimes regarded as the flagship department of the university, has been managed by people who enforce grade inflation to keep students happy. The quality of education has dropped considerably since the recession. Class sizes can be extremely large. More emphasis is placed on raising money than on providing learning resources.
    Medicaid is preferable to the health insurance that UNLV provides.

    Advice to Management

    The provost needs to remove the dean of the hotel college. Faculty members have been leaving after tolerating his 3+ years of lying and manipulating.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "THE PURCHASING DEPT IS A MESS!!"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. UNLV is centrally located in the Valley.

    Cons

    The management team (Director and Asst. Director) sorely lack people and management skills. UNLV needs to investigate why this dept has so much turnover - and the investigation will point to the current management - which is sooooo BAD; VERY, VERY BAD!! I will NEVER recommend anyone to work in the UNLV's Purchasing dept.

    Advice to Management

    Change the current management of the Purchasing/Contracts Dept. and make sure that the college interns actually work and do the simple tasks they are assigned to do. It seems that the interns come at will, NEVER FILE and if they do it's wrong due to most of the interns cannot alphabetize simple names (our future leaders) "Stupid is as stupid does."


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Tough place to work"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary. Assistant professors face tough standards, but are provided the time to pursue research interests.

    Cons

    Extremely political. Managment style can be dismissive and confrontational. A negative spin is put on almost any accomplishment. Deans and management concentrate on monitoring faculty, rather than providing the resources required to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Allow departments to manage themselves. The focus should be on providing faculty with the resources required to be successful.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Extremely politicized. You never know which end is up. Everyone keeps his or her head down in fear so as not to get ta"

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    Former Employee - Department Head in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Department Head in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Living in the desert. Food in the city of Las Vegas.

    Cons

    Very dangerous. Officials engage in vicious behavior to protect their extraordinarily high salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Pretty good.


  6. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good Hours
    -Holidays match with student holidays

    Cons

    -Pay is not good
    -Classified workers do not respect students
    -Classified workers are not trained in proper management
    -Most Managers do not understand federal laws( expect to have to fight to get both breaks in a 8 hour day)


  7. "A good working experience when you get past the budget cuts and low morale. Better days ahead."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When I was hired at UNLV seven years ago, it was a great place to work. Extraordinary family/work balance, liberal vacation and sick leave policies. My work was challenging and rewarding and salary and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Before applying for a job at UNLV, please research thoroughly the budget cuts and economic woes UNLV and the state of Nevada are enduring. Positions, colleges, programs, and departments have been cut. No raises of any kind since 2007 and morale is very low as the people who are still employed are experiencing stress and overwork situations.

    If you can find the right position here, it should be very satisfying.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on developing staff - beyond the requirements of tenure - and build a stronger infrastructure for the future. More empowerment of middle management, more training of supervisors will go a long way toward strengthening a financially troubled organization that has potential.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Do it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pay for part of education

    Cons

    there are numerous cons. management is clueless, very condescending in Delivery Services, only want results and don't care about the individuals.

    Advice to Management

    get a clue


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