University of Nebraska Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
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University of Nebraska President Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, looks good on a resume, great co-workers and direct supervisors (in 4 reviews)

  • Great work environment and easy to collaborate with people (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Tenured faculty are like mini gods (in 5 reviews)

  • Unless you are a UNL graduate you can feel a little isolated (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Graduate Research Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Nebraska part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great facilities and resources. Very professional scientists and researchers.

    Cons

    East campus and Innovation campus are rather far away from the main campus.


  2. Graduate research assistant job

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    20 hr per week; Research related work; Good opportunity to get paid in campus; There will be great balance of work and class. You can arrange your time to do the research and help in the laboratory.

    Cons

    Not too much negative comments here. The only think you may need to consider is that you'd better to stop by a group first and talk with the group members before you talked with the professor who is in charge, since some groups have really heavy load.


  3. Stable Employer - with a need to stabilize departments

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

    I worked at University of Nebraska part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time-off policies, hours and wages (along with benefits packages) are all solid here. If you are hired into a good office environment, you are lucky. Everyone is looking to help the students, which is admirable.

    Cons

    Central administration does not look out for the individual departments/programs that students are actually working with, fueling most of their support instead to advising, recruitment and athletics. It is leaving many academic programs out to dry.

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is: support the academic programs. Giving higher perks/full-time work to office staff may also provide the needed stability for individual departments to grow (and gain recruitment).


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  5. Awesome School, greate CS/CE program.

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

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good pay coupled with low cost of living. One can plan and live a very balanced enjoyable life. Flexibility of timing. Overall, excellent place to work.

    Cons

    The weather gets very, very harsh but even that does not warrant a snow-day. Thats about it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job -maybe reconsider weather policy as you have loads of people coming in from all over the world who are not used to the extreme weather here.


  6. Great

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

    I worked at University of Nebraska

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job is very flexible around my school schedule and I got to choose my own office hours. It is a great position to work on leadership skills as well as expanding knowledge in my own field of study

    Cons

    Lots of times the students make problems way more complicated than they need to be, which took more time to fix on my end. Also fair and consistent grading to a multitude of student solutions.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  7. visitor scolor and doing research, no salary

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    Former Employee - Visitor Scolor in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Visitor Scolor in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    doing animal research, a chinese tutor

    Cons

    learn a lot about my research, spoken English is better, but culture diference is dificult for me

    Advice to Management

    Because we are not American citizen, as a foreign student, we must on call everytime


  8. Great place to grow as a young professional

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent faculty, staff, and academic programs. Many opportunities are provided for research and professional development.

    Cons

    They need to improve their efforts to recruit, hire, and retain people of color.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to know what is going on with the students so that programming and curricula can be applicable to their needs.


  9. Student Researcher

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

    I worked at University of Nebraska part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours were flexible, and I worked with wonderful staff to complete my job. I learned a lot and built great relationships with faculty. Doing real research as an undergraduate is a unique opportunity that not all students receive, and if utilized properly, can be used to help get future jobs, even in other fields, which this job helped me with.

    Cons

    Pay was not incentivized. Working on crunched deadlines on more intricate projects wasn't more highly compensated for successful completion than run of the mill tasks like might be in a corporation, but this was a minimal complaint.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. I was very happy there.


  10. Great at what they do -- being a university press

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

    I worked at University of Nebraska full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with a great group of professionals and many great authors. Great benefits. Nebraska Press has a wonderful reputation in the industry. The organization uses its resources very well.

    Cons

    Unless you are a UNL graduate you can feel a little isolated. Very limited opportunities to move up. Pay is barely liveable.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should not be so insular. As a non-UNL grad I felt like the outsider, which is not a great way to cultivate talent. I felt that I could have contributed much more but my voice was seldom heard.


  11. I had great experience in drug discovery while I working here.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and easy to collaborate with people.

    Cons

    New year holidays are so short

    Advice to Management

    keep it up



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