NIC Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
45 Reviews
3.6
45 Reviews
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NIC President, CEO, and Director Harry H. Herington
Harry H. Herington
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  1.  

    Best Place I've Ever Worked

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    Current Employee - Manager/Technologist  in  Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Manager/Technologist in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at NIC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The senior leadership team is incredibly talented. They've developed a culture that encourages innovation at all levels. They have proven that they believe in developing talent from within and that they genuinely care for their employees. This team is the strongest I've worked for.
    - NIC is hungry to do more and to do it great. The environment is not one where careers grow stale.
    - The latest technology is always in play. For a technologist, the environment allows great growth opportunity.
    - The talent level is high. There are many very smart people to work alongside.

    Cons

    The concerns I had 2 years ago no longer exist. This is a solid company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great focus but core issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NIC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Promoting from within is great. Strong focus on community.

    Cons

    Due to size of States, talent pool for some exec's is limited and it shows in ability to think large picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    States are not working well enough together and the feeling is corporate is not on their side which is fare from the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not interesting

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at NIC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Offices in desirable locations within the city covered. Work life balance is generally OK.

    Cons

    Leadership seems to be more loyalty than merit based. Salaries are pegged to the home state, which is unrealistic for some areas. Each portal is small enough that there is little chance to advance unless you want to move. Work life balance is basically good because the pace of working with government is relatively slow, so it can be boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about bringing in new talent with a broader perspective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Legal Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS

    I worked at NIC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance is exceptional. The co-workers are on first name basis and introduce themselves to new co-workers and interns. The CEO, Harry, takes time to meet all of the employees at all of the subsidiaries. Any new ideas coming from new employees or interns are considered, no ideas are turned away by the leadership.

    Cons

    There are not many cons other than the commute to the home office may take some time for some employees. They do not hire new attorneys straight out of law school and prefer to hire attorneys with at least five years of experience for their small legal department. However, their legal team is top-notch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should keep what they have been doing, it appears to be working out well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work and grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NIC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work and grow

    Cons

    Good place to work and grow

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Certain state offices of NIC are better than others...but not the PA office. Horrible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Appeared to be an up and coming operation within PA...and appeared to be a good company on the onset.

    Cons

    Too many management changes, people who came in after I was hired (within a few days) were micromanagers to the HILT and would fire/demote people without cause. The corporate office might be nice, but the Pa office is HORRIBLE. My advice ? Look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a close watch on your state hubs/territories. Watch for the number of people leaving in a short period of time (whether by their own choice or not). There's more to what's going on with certain hubs/offices than meets the eye.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome!

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    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer  in  Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Jackson, MS

    I worked at NIC full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Lot of potential to learn new techniques and improve your expertise level in one's field.

    Cons

    No challenges. Great work experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Positive so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good niche company with niche approach to software service delivery.

    Cons

    Below average pay
    Unclear career path within company
    Disorganized upper corporate management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Total objective 3rd party review of the company direction and operations. Seems directionless

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A great internship experience.

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    Former Employee - Web Content Analyst  in  Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Web Content Analyst in Salem, OR

    I worked at NIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, close collaboration throughout entire company, positive culture, great learning experience for an intern.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Software developer

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at NIC full-time for more than a 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

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