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3.8 48 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

University of Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman

Harvey Perlman

(16 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

    Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) Lincoln, NE

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrade 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research

    Histology Technician (Current Employee) Lincoln, NE

    ProsGreat benefits, laid back atmosphere

    ConsNot enough to keep busy

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication, challenges

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    University of Nebraska system

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Omaha, NE

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lincoln, NE

    Prosgood office, nice colleagues, and nice staff

    Conswinter big snow, too little activities

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

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    Very relaxed environment but severely low salaries.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lincoln, NE

    ProsTypically 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.

    ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementDon'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.

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    Underpaid and overworked.

    Student Worker (Current Employee) Lincoln, NE

    ProsFlexible 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.

    ConsStudents 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 Senior ManagementStudents 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.

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    Good program for self-motivated individuals

    Research Assistant - Chemistry (Current Employee) Lincoln, NE

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

    ConsFaculty 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 Senior ManagementMake 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 ;)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A teaching university

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Omaha, NE

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

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

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    Do your homework.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Lincoln, NE

    ProsThere are a lot of good departments with great people.

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

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    uncompetitive atmosphere

    Software Development Specialist (Current Employee) Lincoln, NE

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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