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Pros
  • The people are great and they work very hard to keep the laid back culture that helps people thrive here (in 5 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, looks good on a resume, great co-workers and direct supervisors (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Little opportunity for advancement, (in 3 reviews)

  • But it's unusual because you gain great academic experience while getting paid (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    This company is regularly abusive, petty, and entrenched in mediocrity.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They offer more money to graduate students than a lot of universities.

    Cons

    The location is not great for those going into the arts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grade inflation requirements for graduate students to get a B- are not helpful. Abusive practices in the areas of assignment scheduling and grading are common. Top talent is attracted by the money but leaves quickly when confronted by the current staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Research

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    Current Employee - Histology Technician  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Histology Technician in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Not enough to keep busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication, challenges

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    University of Nebraska system

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    it is a normal state univerisity as normal as most other state univiersities in Mid-west area.

    Cons

    It is located in mid-west which is considered as a big country yard. No doubt, it is realy a contryside land.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    good office, nice colleagues, and nice staff

    Cons

    winter big snow, too little activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give international students more guides to adapt to the life here, give them more chances to know about united states.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very relaxed environment but severely low salaries.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Typically the environment is extremely laid back and relaxed, relaxed deadlines, relaxed management. Nothing "mission critical" to get done in most cases. Nice incentive to go back and further education with the employee scholarship program.

    Cons

    As of late in my own experience is that the environment in our college is changing, wanting more activators moving things forward, more fast paced work environment, getting things done, strict deadlines, asking to put in overtime, etc. The problem being we are not being compensated for our extra work, and are severely underpaid judging by regional averages the way it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't grandfather your employees in at low salaries with minimal expectations for raises (3% annually if we are lucky). Your good employees know they are worth more and will find other jobs elsewhere, and you will be stuck with the slackers and non-achievers, who instead of getting canned seem to get promoted to the head of their own department.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underpaid and overworked.

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Flexible hours, looks good on a resume, great co-workers and direct supervisors. A very fun and active working environment that gives you a lot of contact with people and events.

    Cons

    Students make minimum wage, regardless of how much more qualified they are than other workers. No room for advancement or recognition of good performance. Poor higher management, using any excuse to continue paying next to nothing, but still giving you more work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Students workers are the reason why the office continues to function. Many of them do more work than the permanent positions, yet do not get paid nearly enough for our amount of contribution. The workplace is a lot of fun and promotes ethics, but many underlying issues exist.

  8.  

    Good program for self-motivated individuals

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant - Chemistry  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Research Assistant - Chemistry in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Good funding, instruments, and a research ingenuity.
    Convenient location and low cost of living.

    Cons

    Faculty more vested in their own success than graduate student opportunities/advancement.
    Faculty not vested in student retention, even in the case of talented students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the evaluation system consistent for all labs and all graduate students.
    Foster an environment that encourages student retention.
    There needs to be a more targeted approach to career development and training. Yes your grant is important, but our fate after graduate school is also important ;)

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    A teaching university

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Have some research lab there. You can learn cut-edge knowlege even in midwest. Better place to get BS and MS degrees.

    Cons

    No famous professors. Instructors are lazy, someone even do not show off in office hours. Most time you just learn the courses by yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staffs are not hard working. There are no good police to evaluate staffs. Need to build rules to get rid of lazy guys.

  10.  

    Do your homework.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    There are a lot of good departments with great people.

    Cons

    The bad departments are really bad. Before going to work there, try to get as much first-hand information as possible about the department before accepting the job (like you should for all jobs).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I agree with the previous review that management should not discount employees who don't have Ph.D.s.

  11.  

    uncompetitive atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Software Development Specialist  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Software Development Specialist in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    benefits are better. employers are respectfull for the work we do.

    Cons

    management is very slow. Pay is on the lower end of the spectrum. No sense of competitiveness and management is still stuck in old days. Do not realise the importance of technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk less work more... think more about implementation instead of high level talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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