NIC

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NIC Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
53 Reviews
3.7
53 Reviews
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NIC President, CEO, and Director Harry H. Herington
Harry H. Herington
37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great growth - strong collaboration - good people to work with (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits package that has improved over time (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • upper management and project management have little to no software expertise (in 3 reviews)

  • Working with government can sometimes be infuriatingly slow (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIC full-time

    Pros

    Growing company - great people - amazing medical benefits.

    Cons

    Because the company is growing rapidly - some jobs require 50+ hours/week on a regular basis. Some areas (HR for example) aren't keeping up with the growth of the company. The HR processes in place are more akin to a start-up company than what is needed to retain our technical talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating job families for growth within job areas - mature your HR functions in general. Yearly reviews are less than credible - no consistency between managers or directors - no common processes or goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIC full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot about software development and was a springboard for my career, liked working with state agencies on a variety of interesting projects, cool downtown office space, good benefits, nice to have all federal holidays off.

    Cons

    The QA process was non existent and left the PM's to manage angry clients which was frustrating, it seemed like the folks in Kansas were reaping all the monetary benefits of the hard work at the state portals, our GM had us work furiously to get a "free to the state" online business registration application live so she could get a $50k bonus for getting the state to agree to a $1 transaction fee increase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to learn new things..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RF Design
    Current Employee - RF Design

    I have been working at NIC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great place to learn things,friendly environment,you get to see the products you make get used..!

    Cons

    compensation is OK..not a lot of options for advancement..!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work and grow

    Cons

    Good place to work and grow

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Software developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at NIC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good people to work with. Can leave office by 5:00. Chillax job.

    Cons

    The salary options are limited. I wont say its too less but you need to ask and persist to get a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more salary

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great environment, compelling business model and terrific coworkers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Madison, WI

    I have been working at NIC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work is challenging without being stressful, the company has tons of experience to draw on, and offices actually share expertise and ideas.

    Cons

    Salaries are good but only about the middle-of-the-road for the web industry. Working with government can sometimes be infuriatingly slow. The company is not great at thought leadership around web tech and devices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update the intranet. Provide a better more reliable technical infrastructure, and invest in more mobile devices or offer a BYOD program; we need to look like we're leading-edge in tech.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best place to start and grow your career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIC

    Pros

    Great growth - strong collaboration - good people to work with

    Cons

    Growing pains can cause stress (good problem to have)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share vision with employees - when the employees understand the vision - they can truly own it and help make it happen

  9.  

    Product Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at NIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership and corporate culture. Individual offices have a lot of autonomy so you have to make sure you get in with a good group.

    Cons

    Only client is State government so the process can move slowly and it can get very monotonous. Its not the most interesting client to work with at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company to Join

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIC full-time

    Pros

    Work that you do has a very visible impact in the target area.
    Company CEO is more accessible then most.
    Benefits of a small team locally with support of large team for common functions.
    since local teams are smallish, you get to learn and do much more.

    Cons

    Some positions such as software development have little to no advancement opportunities since you are almost always going to be only dealing and doing things locally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communications between local teams to share knowledge and experience would be great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, Excellent Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment
    Friendly, dedicated coworkers
    Excellent Health Care and Stock Benefits
    Great place to develop your skils

    Cons

    Not the highest paying company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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