University of Nebraska Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Stable Employer - with a need to stabilize departments

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Time-off policies, hours and wages (along with benefits packages) are all solid here. If you are hired into a good office environment, you are lucky. Everyone is looking to help the students, which is admirable.

    Cons

    Central administration does not look out for the individual departments/programs that students are actually working with, fueling most of their support instead to advising, recruitment and athletics. It is leaving many academic programs out to dry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your money where your mouth is: support the academic programs. Giving higher perks/full-time work to office staff may also provide the needed stability for individual departments to grow (and gain recruitment).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Loved the environment, go huskers!

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Teacher in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    creative staff, good balance, lots of fun

    Cons

    winters are horrible and a bit depressing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less multiple choice, more choices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Awesome School, greate CS/CE program.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Very good pay coupled with low cost of living. One can plan and live a very balanced enjoyable life. Flexibility of timing. Overall, excellent place to work.

    Cons

    The weather gets very, very harsh but even that does not warrant a snow-day. Thats about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job -maybe reconsider weather policy as you have loads of people coming in from all over the world who are not used to the extreme weather here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    The job is very flexible around my school schedule and I got to choose my own office hours. It is a great position to work on leadership skills as well as expanding knowledge in my own field of study

    Cons

    Lots of times the students make problems way more complicated than they need to be, which took more time to fix on my end. Also fair and consistent grading to a multitude of student solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Post docing stinks

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I suppose the facility is nicely equipped, and it is relatively stress free. The sub-urban campus makes getting around very easy.

    Cons

    Pay is incredibly low. Far below NIH standards. Parking is very expensive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. visitor scolor and doing research, no salary

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    Former Employee - Visitor Scolor in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Visitor Scolor in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    doing animal research, a chinese tutor

    Cons

    learn a lot about my research, spoken English is better, but culture diference is dificult for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because we are not American citizen, as a foreign student, we must on call everytime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Worst employment experience of my life

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    There were nice people there but academia makes it pretty impossible to move laterally so it did me no good.

    Cons

    Tenured faculty are like mini gods. When you have a bad one, they are vengeful and evil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be useful if the university found ways to prevent tenured faculty from destroying the careers of their underlings. When someone has the reputation of the faculty I worked for, they should not be allowed to hire underlings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Great place to grow as a young professional

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent faculty, staff, and academic programs. Many opportunities are provided for research and professional development.

    Cons

    They need to improve their efforts to recruit, hire, and retain people of color.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is important to know what is going on with the students so that programming and curricula can be applicable to their needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Nice folks, dead end job

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

    I worked at University of Nebraska full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lack of pressure meant you could focus more on personal goals

    Cons

    Others abused the freedom the position offered which led to frustration and poor morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. I worked as a researcher for 6 years at UNL and had a great experience. All staff are very helpful and welcoming.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Well-connected and collegial atmosphere - both within your department an outside.
    -Cost of living for Lincoln makes for healthier savings.
    -Everyone puts in top quality effort at their jobs.

    Cons

    -Chances of finding industry jobs at Lincoln is low for some fields.
    -Parking on campus is tight if you don't have a commuter pass

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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