State of Nebraska

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State of Nebraska Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  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 for 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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    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 for more than a 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!

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    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    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 for 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
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    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 for less than a 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits were pretty good

    Cons

    Supervisors that lack patience with new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should provide better training

  9.  

    I had an overall good experience.

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

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people I worked with were just a committed as I was to provide a valuable service to the state.

    Cons

    Hard to implement ideas because policies and procedures stifle innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    GreaCG

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Great Work Culture, Positive Impacts for the State

    Cons

    fixed income with a ceiling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

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    Former Employee - Public Information Officer  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Public Information Officer in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good insurance and retirement plans

    Cons

    Directors without accountability or ambition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to learn to work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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