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State of Nebraska Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
22 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work and lots of awesome people

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    Former Employee - Energy Technical Advisor in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Energy Technical Advisor in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    Awesome hours eight am to five pm
    Great experience learning about federally funded grants and all of the strings attached.
    Management was laid back.
    The state offers tuition reimbursement, and provides most of the necessary reference material such as code books and standards.
    The position required minimal travel less than ten percent, most travel was for training or site inspections.

    Cons

    It would be great is they offered flex time,

    Recommends
  2.  

    Meaningful work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at State of Nebraska

    Pros

    Meaningful work and helping citizens.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in state and federal law.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Both wonderful and frustrating and sometimes precarious.

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    Current Employee - Consultant - IT in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Consultant - IT in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at State of Nebraska

    Pros

    The pay for consulting work is comparable with the market. Long-term contracts tend to makeup for what appear to be lower hourly rates. The work schedule and stress level tend to be very agreeable. The State can also allow for experience with newer technologies. Depending on the particular State agency you contract with, management can be very good.

    Cons

    Contracts can be subject to the whimsy of managers that often take home less money than the consultants. If the management you work with is apathetic about what you do, then it's time to be concerned. Also, recent budgetary considerations have made consultants a prime target for down-sizing. Finally, the pace of work can be painfully slow on occasion, as co-workers (both other consultants and State employees) can sometimes be totally indifferent about project success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to build and empower good teams and try to maginalize (or eliminate) employees or consultants that demonstrate no interest in organizational goals or success.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great employer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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  

    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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    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
  8.  

    Positive environment with excellent room for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adm Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Adm Assistant in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement combined with tremendous training opportunities is an excellent benefit to aid in professional development and career planning. Senior staff are interested in the success and well-being of line and general staff.

    Cons

    While benefits and special employee programs are good, the pay is not. Unfortunately, many excellent people leave government operations to seek better pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    More Training

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Wages are low-work harder for less.

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    • Senior Management
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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

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