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Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
80 Reviews
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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)

  • Hard to imagine growing student body when faculty positions are cut but administration grows (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to grow as a young professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Student Researcher

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska part-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. I was very happy there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great at what they do -- being a university press

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and easy to collaborate with people.

    Cons

    New year holidays are so short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I have really enjoyed working here!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodian  in  Kearney, NE
    Current Employee - Custodian in Kearney, NE

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

    Pros

    It is a low stress job. The medical coverage is great and you get a lot of time off. The benefits are great and for the most part the people are wonderful and caring.

    Cons

    You have to clean nastiness sometimes but that is kind of what the job of a custodian is so it isn't that big of a deal. Typical University politics and change takes time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within instead of always bringing in someone from outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Being a Resident Assistant is a Valuable Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Resident Assistant  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Community Resident Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Room and Board
    Great Coworkers
    Rewarding to help students
    Experience that I use in interviews now

    Cons

    Paperwork
    Getting woken up in the middle of the night occasionally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go green and get more things electronic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bioinformatics Intern

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Intern  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Intern in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    A very wide variety of labs, Multiple projects per lab, and relaxed research enviroment

    Cons

    minimal equipment for research use unless in well funded lab.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    research scholar

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    people here are very enthusiastic

    Cons

    it is not convenient for us to come here from other states

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy more data base, so we can search more and down more articles to read. we need more information.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I really enjoyed my tenure at UNL.

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Instructor in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Great people, decent pay, beautiful campus. I really enjoyed the relationships I made on the job. I was very lucky to have a nice office and access to updated technology.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement, for some employees - the technology was quite outdated. At times it felt like some were at a disadvantage only being an "instructor" and not "faculty".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more opportunity for advancement. Ensure all employees have updated technology. The University needs to approve partner benefits. It would be nice to have employee meal discounts in cafeterias.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Flexible and Understanding work environment meant to help others and help you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Flexible work hours,
    Understanding management,
    Fun and rewarding environment,
    Kind and compassionate co-workers,
    Sometimes little feedback on job performance
    Lateral movement is possible.

    Cons

    Sometimes monotonous, but allows for you to focus on other projects,
    Little opportunity for advancement,
    Sometimes difficult to get the position if you don't fit the model they are looking for.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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