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University of Nevada, Reno Reviews

Updated May 12, 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. "Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experienced faculty, Ample resources, exposure to challenging situations

    Cons

    Labs are too crowded during the finals. Need more books in the library.

    Advice to Management

    I loved it here and I don't think there is any particular advice I'd give to the management rather than thank them.


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Research assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great environment, and fun people. Very personal experiance.

    Cons

    not a ton of variety in opportunities.


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  5. "Not a bad gig!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for a university is pretty easy stuff. In retrospect, compared to what I do now, this was a walk in the park!

    Cons

    Leadership was as relaxed as the job was. They did as little as we were required to do which was a bare minimum. Nothing got accomplished


  6. "Lawlor Events Center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Custodial Worker in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Custodial Worker in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stocking and cleaning restrooms not so bad.

    Cons

    Get off late at 2am or 3am in morning.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff that can work til 2am to clean Arena.


  7. "Student Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a fun and easy-going place to work. The employees all enjoy their jobs and the work environment is outgoing.

    Cons

    The potential for growth is minimal among the department especially since this is a student worker job.

    Advice to Management

    Since the employees work closely with the students and graduate assistants it is beneficial to listen to advice about improvements to the work process.


  8. "Good place, nice professors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All professors are like family members. If your bosses are rich, you can travel anywhere, as long as you have published a conference paper in that place.

    Cons

    The salary is not very high. But it can cover all your expenses, including tuition fees. The research can be complicated. Please choose what you like.

    Advice to Management

    There are a few international scholarships but not a lot. I suggest the university can offer more opportunities and financial support for the international students.


  9. "Wonderful Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The University of Nevada allows graduate students a fair opportunity to perform important support for professors in grading assignments and sharing knowledge and information between undergraduate students and college faculty and providing support for graduate students in the form of experience in networking and financial compensation for research and tuition.

    Cons

    Like all growing institutions of higher education, graduate teaching assistants have to deal with greater volumes of students, include many students who to put it politely make life difficult for faculty and staff alike.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more candidates for graduate school to apply to the University of Nevada to help faculty with the higher volume of grading undergraduate students work in a timely manner.


  10. "Student Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Undergrad Lab Tech in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Undergrad Lab Tech in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Was able to work and create my own hours

    Cons

    Unless you have a PhD, you do not have a good chance working at UNR full time


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid the University Libraries (Knowledge Center)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Faculty in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Faculty in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are many wonderful opportunities available at UNR. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    Academic bureaucracy is standard. However, the culture within the Libraries at UNR (Knowledge Center specifically) is downright toxic. Much of the long time staff are apathetic and managers are not held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Review the turnover rate within the Libraries. That amount of turnover is indicative of poor leadership. Recruit new leadership from outside UNR at the Dean and Assistant Dean levels


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