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University of Nevada Las Vegas Nevada Reviews

Updated November 28, 2016
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  • Don't be fooled by anyone telling you that the benefits make up for the low pay (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay, health insurance is not good (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great starting place for a career"

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    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: tons of vacation and sick time.
    They pay relocation if you move from out of state.

    Cons

    Insurance is terrible.
    Pay is much lower than comparable private sector positions.
    Limited room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Expand your hiring tiers to allow more people a chance at a higher position.


  2. "Good employer but room for improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of the pluses of working at UNLV include: flexibility, ability to shape programs, potential to grow and be promoted into new jobs.

    Cons

    Many of the downsides come from outdated approaches to things such as overly bureaucratic systems, very top down style of governing and cumbersome approaches to change. Benefits are also lagging behind other universities.

    Advice to Management

    Management has steadily improved but infrastructure to support further growth and development of UNLV has been sorely lacking and has made those striving to improve the university frustrated and disillusioned.


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    "Intern in Transportation Research Center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Programmer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many, you do get to work with good people but there are a lot of interns that couldn't get internships elsewhere and come to Vegas just to party

    Cons

    Lack of communication, lack of direction, disorganized, good luck getting your paperwork signed in time so your contract doesn't accidentally expire

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate the scopes of work and talk to your engineers before you agree to modifications of the projects.


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  5. "Event Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, everyone worked well together and collaborated on large scale events. The entire team was very student focused and always kept that at the forefront when making decisions on scheduling, etc.

    Cons

    I felt that I was extremely underpaid for the amount of work and hours I put in. If I had an event, I had to be there, including nights and weekends. This is typical for an event planning role, however UNLV does not have a comp program, therefore I never received compensation or time off for hours worked in excess of 40.

    Advice to Management

    I think UNLV really needs to take another look at their pay structure and comp time policy. Coordinator level positions are all compensated at the same rate, although the jobs are truly incomparable in regards to responsibilities and hours worked.


  6. "Student Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy School - life balance.

    Cons

    Too demanding for little pay.


  7. "UNLV has potential."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hardworking staff and faculty; dedicated student base who are inspiring to work with.

    Cons

    Shrinking support of liberal and performing arts programs in favor of STEM programs

    Advice to Management

    Crowdsource ideas and get inventive to develop world-class programs. And don't be quiet about it: many locals don't know about how strong the resources, performances, and lectures are at UNLV. Garner more of their support and help. Ally with the community at large.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "UNLV - Still figuring it out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Demographic shifts to the Southwest bode well for UNLV. More people means a larger population of students and donors over time.

    Cons

    UNLV is young, so there are not as many alumni for donations, but UNLV leaders want UNLV to climb up the rankings, with little idea of how difficult this would be to do. There does not seem to be a culture of excellence at UNLV, only a culture of appearing to be excellent. Everything is focused on looking like a good school, but other actions, such as keeping entrance requirements low, work against actually achieving these goals. Also, there seems to be a policy at UNLV designed to avoid lawsuits at every turn. Innovation is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear goal to be excellent at a few things that fit with Las Vegas and Nevada instead of trying to copy everyone. Be at the forefront on decreasing the role of tenure, making the tenure clock longer and providing non-tenure assignments. Many of the tenured faculty are poisonous.


  9. "Query place, part time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy to negotiate schedules, easy location.

    Cons

    Low pay, small work space.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are students and very busy, remember that.


  10. "UNLV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job had a lot of perks for education and forms of training provided.
    Lots of relaxed days due corresponding to academic schedule and lots of down times when school is university is not in session.

    Cons

    Lots of internal procedures and politics created by management that produces inefficiency and making actual work unpleasant.

    Advice to Management

    Please try and see the viewpoint of employees for they actually are the ones implementing the rules and procedures that is handed down by management sometimes without foresight.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Typical University Bureaucracy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Applications Coordinator/IT Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Instructional Applications Coordinator/IT Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and interesting faculty. People at your same level will work with you to get whatever job done. Can be a very dynamic atmosphere.

    Cons

    Depends on your unit - some are very open and horizontally inclined while others will be very closed off and want to build walls. Upper management holds a lot of things close to their chest and there are a lot of "secret" plans that no one wants to explain even after they are started.


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