State of Nebraska

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State of Nebraska Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Allow new hires to be trained together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. Be available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    Pros

    Good environment for working with people

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more inline with private sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Nebraska

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome co workers

    Cons

    Costly benefits, lack of advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    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)

    Pros

    Lots of time off. People are generally nice.

    Cons

    Everything else. Lazy people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Stay Away if you want to advance in a career!

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    Former Employee - Records Clerk in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Records Clerk in Omaha, NE

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a good job if you want to come to work and feel like lounging around. It got me through my last year of college.

    Cons

    There is alot of cattiness there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Social Services Worker - DHHS

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    Former Employee - Social Services Worker Trainee in Scottsbluff, NE
    Former Employee - Social Services Worker Trainee in Scottsbluff, NE

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

    Pros

    Wonderful environment, great staff, in-depth policy training. Help is almost always available if you have a question.

    Benefits are fantastic, pay is decent, you have a good amount of freedom and mistakes are addressed constructively with positive feedback. It's a low-stress environment and overall just a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes policy learned in training conflicts with policy used in actual work and can create challenges -- but those are usually quickly resolved thanks to helpful supervisory staff and seasoned workers.

    Some people also remarked about there being "too many chiefs". Sometimes each team will have a different approach to something than another team -- you get used to it though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Poor Training

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    Former Employee - Developmental Disability Service Coordinator in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Developmental Disability Service Coordinator in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    The benefits were pretty good

    Cons

    Supervisors that lack patience with new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should provide better training

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