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University of Nevada, Reno Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  • Graduate students are overworked for little pay (in 6 reviews)

  • There aren't many benefits for part time student workers (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Challenging area of city to work in


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Nevada, Reno part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as a GRA for 1.5 years while working on my masters degree. The academic office I was employed in was amazing. It was not overly bureaucratic; my boss did not micromanage and provided me, along with my other graduate colleagues, with so much freedom. He valued my opinion and was very flexible and supportive. He always encouraged me to put school first, which was incredibly helpful when semesters became hectic.

    Overall:
    -I loved the environment (not just my office, but the school in general)
    -I felt appreciated and valued
    -I was challenged intellectually and always given opportunities to grow
    -My opinion mattered
    -My colleagues were supportive
    -UNR was the perfect size, not too big, but not too small.
    -There is certainly a "family" vibe on campus
    -My office was not stuffy; we were casual, which is something I loved!

    Cons

    -Would have liked more opportunities to collaborate within the office (usually we worked on many different tasks and "did our own thing") and outside with other departments as well.
    -You will definitely experience overly bureaucratic individuals and departments on campus, but that's the nature of H.E.

    Advice to Management

    The family environment at UNR is incredible and I hope it continues to feel this way for students and new employees!


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    "UNR is like a feudal system"

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    Former Employee - Higher Level Administrative Faculty in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Higher Level Administrative Faculty in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Nevada, Reno full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The campus, faculty, and students are great.

    Cons

    The administration is abominable. You might as well be working for a feudal lord. They have hired—at top salaries— numbers of incompetent, underqualified people who lord it over those below them. Retaliation is the name of the game. Do not EVER make recommendations or give constructive feedback. You will be punished. They fire women like they were expendable units, especially older women. The purge after the economic recession of 2007 wiped out many, many older folks, as well as hundreds of women, who make up most of the "lower level" staff (classified). It's too bad that the campus is so dysfunctional for employees because the mission of UNR, its faculty, and the students are wonderful. Sigh.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue about supporting women.


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    "UNR Review"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Reno, NV
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Nevada, Reno part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am a student so it is convenient.

    Cons

    There aren't many benefits for part time student workers.


  6. "Undergraduate Research Assistant - Physics"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff in the physics department are kind and helpful. My adviser works with my schedule and recognizes that I am a student worker. The pay is good and the job has interesting challenges with opportunities to travel for experiments and conferences.

    Cons

    The position is only part-time, and sometimes it gets boring and/or repetitive. Other than that, the job isn't too bad. Regardless, I will be leaving after graduation to pursue more lucrative opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to keep your students/employees interested if you want them to stay! Academia has few advantages over industry, so you need to make the position worthwhile.


  7. "Busy"

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    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    Many patients. Poor services. Many residents. Good city to work it. Close to California. Good training. Would work here then leave.

    Cons

    Poor resources for residents. No gym. Poor food options. Old facilities. Lack of support from above. No other comments at this time.


  8. "Analyst, Job Evaluation"

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

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and lots of good people to work for and with. The university is one of the largest employers and has a wide impact on the city and state. This position has influence on all departments and work units.

    Cons

    Academics generally do not understand business operations. Those who have become top administration can be difficult to work with and place a low value on certain aspects of business.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to administrative staff and ensure fair treatment between units. Train academics entering business/operational roles the basics of business management and have business units anonymously evaluate their performance on this.


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Semi-flexible hours, ample opportunity to learn new techniques and skills within social science research.

    Cons

    Low pay, varying levels of managers


  10. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nevada, Reno full-time

    Pros

    co workers people are just trying to survive in a very unpredictable environment

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    No leadership
    No accountability

    Advice to Management

    Get moving with whatever you are trying to do with the clinics and give your employees more credit for their loyalty


  11. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    Pros

    It is nice and beautiful campus. People are very friendly.

    Cons

    There are no concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work culture.


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