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University of Nebraska Reviews in Lincoln, NE

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
81 Reviews
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Pros
  • The people are great and they work very hard to keep the laid back culture that helps people thrive here (in 5 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, looks good on a resume, great co-workers and direct supervisors (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Little opportunity for advancement, (in 3 reviews)

  • Hard to imagine growing student body when faculty positions are cut but administration grows (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2. 2 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 an 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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Student Researcher

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

    I worked at University of Nebraska part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours were flexible, and I worked with wonderful staff to complete my job. I learned a lot and built great relationships with faculty. Doing real research as an undergraduate is a unique opportunity that not all students receive, and if utilized properly, can be used to help get future jobs, even in other fields, which this job helped me with.

    Cons

    Pay was not incentivized. Working on crunched deadlines on more intricate projects wasn't more highly compensated for successful completion than run of the mill tasks like might be in a corporation, but this was a minimal complaint.

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    Nothing. I was very happy there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great at what they do -- being a university press

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

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

    Pros

    Working with a great group of professionals and many great authors. Great benefits. Nebraska Press has a wonderful reputation in the industry. The organization uses its resources very well.

    Cons

    Unless you are a UNL graduate you can feel a little isolated. Very limited opportunities to move up. Pay is barely liveable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should not be so insular. As a non-UNL grad I felt like the outsider, which is not a great way to cultivate talent. I felt that I could have contributed much more but my voice was seldom heard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I have really enjoyed working here!!

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    Current Employee - Custodian in Kearney, NE
    Current Employee - Custodian in Kearney, NE

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

    Pros

    It is a low stress job. The medical coverage is great and you get a lot of time off. The benefits are great and for the most part the people are wonderful and caring.

    Cons

    You have to clean nastiness sometimes but that is kind of what the job of a custodian is so it isn't that big of a deal. Typical University politics and change takes time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within instead of always bringing in someone from outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    This company is regularly abusive, petty, and entrenched in mediocrity.

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

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

    Pros

    They offer more money to graduate students than a lot of universities.

    Cons

    The location is not great for those going into the arts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grade inflation requirements for graduate students to get a B- are not helpful. Abusive practices in the areas of assignment scheduling and grading are common. Top talent is attracted by the money but leaves quickly when confronted by the current staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Research

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    Current Employee - Histology Technician in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Histology Technician in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Not enough to keep busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication, challenges

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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