State of Nebraska Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Executive Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Nebraska

    Pros

    Great gym with great employees

    Cons

    Not a sustainable budget for a building that size.

  2. The department of revenue has many long term employees that were good to work with, making work fun and enjoyable.

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    Former Employee - Senior Revenue Auditor in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Senior Revenue Auditor in Omaha, NE

    I worked at State of Nebraska

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The office culture is good and the job duties had enough vanity to keep it interesting.

    Cons

    Being a government job limits the benefits beyond pay and general benefits. Limited growth into management positions.

  3. Stay for the people leave because of the red tape

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are usually like family. Can be very low stress. Basically zero chance of ever losing your job unless you do something catastrophically stupid. And even then. Great benefits and a million days off.

    Cons

    The sea of red tape will consume and frustrate any attempt at improvement. Lack of any performance based pay increase means nobody cares about performance. inability to fire people means there is a 50/50 chance your coworker or boss is drunk, senile or incredibly incompetent. Pay is awful for tech and engineering positions.

    Advice to Management

    Implement performance based reviews and salary. Trash dead weight. Stop fighting turf wars and harming citizens.

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  5. More Training

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    Former Employee - DHHS Worker in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - DHHS Worker in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people. I really liked my supervisor. I enjoyed watching another worker help others. However, since I wasn't trained at much, it was overwhelming.

    Cons

    I was separated from the other new hires, and as they went into training, I just sat at my desk and read through new employee material. I'm not sure I was separated on the first day. Then, once I was in training, I had to catch up with the others and the new instructor went too fast for all of us.

    Advice to Management

    Allow new hires to be trained together.

  6. If your favorite color is beige this job is for you!

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

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security. Low expectations. Mostly nice people that are very relaxed because they've lost all fear of performance reviews or layoffs.

    Cons

    Institutionalized seniority entitlement with zero reward for performance.
    Innovation is discouraged.
    Every decision is owned by different groups that are discouraged from communicating or accepting input.
    After good companies hire all of the solutions focused IT staff, this is where the rest find work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Be available.

  7. Politics play huge part

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    Current Employee - IT Applications Developer in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - IT Applications Developer in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at State of Nebraska (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment for working with people

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more inline with private sector

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff

  8. Helpful (1)

    Job Security but low pay and liitle chance to advance or grow professionally

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    Current Employee - DHHS in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - DHHS in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    State employees have job security as state government rarely downsizes plus once you have been with the state for a few years you can bump less experienced people if your position is eliminated

    Cons

    Pay raises are controlled by union contracts so the best performing and worst performing employees get the same pay raise

    Little chance to advance unless you are friends with the people in upper management

    Change in elected officials mean change in upper management and policy

    Advice to Management

    Make pay raises based on performance not union contracts
    Make supervisors write honest and clear performance evaluations
    GIve those who want to lead the training and skills to lead

  9. Great employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Nebraska

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome co workers

    Cons

    Costly benefits, lack of advancement

  10. Horrible

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Support Analyst in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - IT Systems Support Analyst in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of time off. People are generally nice.

    Cons

    Everything else. Lazy people.

    Advice to Management

    Management is bound by the idiotic labor contract. My advice, don't work there.

  11. Wages are low-work harder for less.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good leave accrual after 10 years. Flexible. Dependable, stable employment. Personal growth--not so much in most Agencies. Have worked for 2 Agencies, 1 had fabulous management-one had the polar opposite. Dedicated, loyal workforce.

    Cons

    Low wages-not competitive with private industry. Varies from agency to agency--some are loaded with cons**universally true--wage increases are offset by insurance costs, and do not keep up with the cost of living.

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