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University of Nevada Las Vegas Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun work environment, good co-workers (in 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Low pay, health insurance is not good (in 6 reviews)

  • Low salary and benefits aren't that great considering the skyrocketing price of mandatory health insurance (thanks Obama) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Undergraduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time

    Pros

    Hands on experience with current market practices

    Cons

    Takes time away from school studies

    Advice to Management

    All good


  2. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great cultural diversity and fun, passionate environmen.

    Cons

    Still in developing stage, has limited funds aimed at research.


  3. "Great coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, sick time & annual time, atmosphere & envirnoment

    Cons

    low pay, University doesn't value some of the support departments, it's all about academia

    Advice to Management

    Increase the budgets for your support departments without them the place is not conducive for academia


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  5. "Graduate Teaching Assistant at Mechanical Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    - Just do your assigned teaching task, and you should be fine. Any issues, bring it to the notice of the department chair Dr.O'Toole, he is helpful in solving them. Joan Conway at the department is also very helpful.

    Cons

    No Cons as far as I remember.

    Advice to Management

    They should try and do bi-weekly paycheck if possible.


  6. "Worked part time as a TA for the ECE department."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere in the department.

    Cons

    Sometimes they give you more work than one can do in the 20 hours one is supposed to work.


  7. "Great place to work (but tough for adjuncts)."

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. The work is always challenging (which is a good thing).

    Cons

    Adjuncts are underpaid. There should be more effort in helping graduates transition into either Phd programs or full time careers.


  8. "Great student opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time

    Pros

    The school provides incredibly flexible hours for students and a good amount of support for balancing work and study. Pay is steady and the environment is friendly.

    Cons

    The workplace/management, from my experience, has lacked organization. There have been a few issues, definitely minimal, that have arisen from some structural issues in the department.

    Advice to Management

    Overall it's been a positive experience working at the University and I would recommend it to anyone with the opportunity. Unfortunately I can't speak to full-time employment as an individual, but I've had very few bad experiences on the job.


  9. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas part-time

    Pros

    I am working and studying under an amazing teacher and innovator in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Dr. R. Jacob Baker is an unparalleled educator with a global following. The opportunity to learn IC design from and work for Dr. Baker has brought out the best in me as a student and will ultimately make me a better engineer/designer.

    Cons

    Honestly, the only downside is my hours are limited to 20/week during the semester. I love what I am doing and would prefer to work more.


  10. "Some really passionate professors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nevada Las Vegas full-time

    Pros

    There are some really great professors who can clearly teach difficult and abstract concepts with ease and a true passion for the immediate subject matter and where the subject will useful in the future.
    Advisors are awesome to work with. They care about the students input and work hard to keep students on the right track.

    Cons

    A few professors are ineffective. They are extremely knowledgable (from my experience) but cannot pass on the knowledge in a way that is beneficial to the students.


  11. "Loved my experience..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with some great people. Independent and free to do as I please, as long as I completed my work. Much of the tutoring I did was highly complementary to the pursuit of my graduate degree.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.



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