NIC Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
43 Reviews
3.6
43 Reviews
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NIC President, CEO, and Director Harry H. Herington
Harry H. Herington
29 Ratings

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    developing desktop and web application , good company of government , more work on database side

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Ahmedabad (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ahmedabad (India)

    I worked at NIC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    developing and maintaining database , web and desktop application and communication with client

    Cons

    smartclient technology use and commication with client

    Recommends
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIC

    Pros

    nice to start with this companyy

    Cons

    better life and learn oppor and enviro

  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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.  

    Great for many years, sliding now, hopefully great again soon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Get in & get the job done type of people for the most part.

    Cons

    Management is being brought in without having first gone through the trenches which means they have no idea what the people doing the work are actually doing or having to deal with day to day. The original idea of the company was promotion from within you start at the bottom & work up, that is no longer an option, the career paths are no longer used. The national conferences are only for management personnel now, the grunts are no longer needed to go & learn new things or present new ideas to the whole company, which takes away from where this company began - 2 guys in a basement working their butts off to make it great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people doing the work. They know what the company needs to survive. Talk to them. Tell them what is going on and where things stand.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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