State of Nebraska Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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,

  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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Meaningful work and helping citizens.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in state and federal law.

  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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome co workers

    Cons

    Costly benefits, lack of advancement

  6. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work!

  7. GreaCG

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    fixed income with a ceiling

  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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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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