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Updated June 9, 2017
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Pros
  • I work in the communications department, it's a great work environment filled by some of the hardest working folks (in 8 reviews)

  • Benefits, PERS retirement plan, vacation and sick days (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Enjoyable and positive environment for education all around."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professors and associate professors are connected with students. Diverse and quirky staff and student body. There is rapid growth and consistent improvement in many areas from the curriculum to the physical campus.

    Cons

    The state of Nevada has consistently ignored education in general but has been especially callus towards higher ed. Budget constraints are significant.


  2. "Great starting place for a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.

  3. "UNLV Facilities Management is a great place to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible.

    Coworkers are all very easy to get along with.

    Christmas banquet at the end of the year where you can win prizes

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary sticks out. The worse thing is the weather because you are in Las Vegas.


  4. "Great Place To Earn Experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UNLV/CSUN Preschool Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - UNLV/CSUN Preschool Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working here gives you a distinct family environment that I haven't gotten with any other employer. Great training & employer accommodates school schedule.

    Cons

    Employer is short on staff which sometimes over books current staff. When staff calls off, some replacements haven't been in the classroom they are assigned to before.

    Advice to Management

    More hands on training. Staff would benefit from shadowing current employees and on the job training. Schedules are accommodated well.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Deceitful and dishonest"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Web Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours
    good colleague
    contributing to the community
    helping others

    Cons

    aggressive or discriminatory language php
    confidential information
    community guidelines

    Advice to Management

    helps millions of students improve their grades and earn college credit uilt these courses from the ground up, leveraging data and technology to make the entire learning process simple

  8. "Resident Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, extensive support from supervisors, flexibility with schedule.

    Cons

    Stressful position, lack of communication between Department and RAs, hard to move up in Housing without transfering to a different campus.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity is key, but please remember to keep team cohesiveness in mind as well. Increase communication with RAs about policy changes/expectations.


  9. "Graduate Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Best atmosphere and work cultures.
    Ability to learn new things

    Cons

    No cons that I see.
    The work given did not exceed the hours provided.

    Advice to Management

    None at all.


  10. "Has Potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No one cares if you break all the rules. Good for independent minded people. No expectations of any actual work. Date your students...

    Cons

    Administration makes poor decisions regarding hiring and poor long-term initiatives that ignore the needs of the local community. For example, UNLV's tier 1 initiative is misguided. It looks good for marketing but becoming a tier 1 research institution does not benefit the Las Vegas community much. The infrastructure simply is not there to support such research.

    Furthermore, deans, department chairs and presidents hire terrible professors. It's as if they try to make the worst decision possible among available choices. "Star hire" faculty are often frauds with poor quality research, inflated metrics and tend to bully students and ignore teaching duties.

    Advice to Management

    Don't do things simply for media attention such as the tier one initiative. Stop hiring useless faculty and instead hire and retain talented support staff and lecturers.


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