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University of Nebraska Reviews in Nebraska

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
82 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.  

    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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    Web Developer

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Best opportunity for a student to learn technologies before getting into a real job.
    Well paid. Flexible Work Hours.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. This is a decent work place. I have no complaints. I like it very much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Intern in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Intern in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people
    Flexible for students
    Located downtown

    Cons

    Lack of diversity
    Certain workers are definitely favorited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    This was a great experience and I learned a lot.

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    Current Employee - Research Intern in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working here as an intern was very challenging and provided me with a great opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of non-profit organizations. The people are great and they work very hard to keep the laid back culture that helps people thrive here. People are generally always happy and always approachable with any questions or comments. As an intern, I was even approached by upper management about comments and concerns with the current way of operation.

    Cons

    While it was challenging for the first year, it became monotonous after a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard to not let the culture morph into the cold corporate feel that other employers suffer from.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No Place Like Nebraska

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    Current Employee - Campus Tour Guide in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Campus Tour Guide in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    It fits in perfectly with class schedule. You can give a tour between classes. The management is very approachable and helpful. They are easy to forgive mistakes and provide advice for improvement. Honors tour guides get many nice perks, such as lunches and reserved tours. More hours too.

    Cons

    It is a feeding frenzy at times when there are more tour guides than tours. It's first come first serve, so if you do not arrive 15 minutes early, you probably won't get a tour. They have hired to many people. Few people get more than 5 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more diligently to find people that can definitely work the times you need instead of the shotgun approach of hiring almost everyone expecting many to quit. A big reason people quit is because hours are too few.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    grad research assistant

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

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

    Pros

    flexible n fun to work.

    Cons

    not for weak hearted students.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Undergraduate Research Assistant for UCARE

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

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

    Pros

    You get great experience and hands on learning with some very established faculty members. On top of the experience, you get paid $8/hr which is a plus. You have to apply for the funding for both the 1st year and 2nd year.

    Cons

    In reality, $8/hr isn't much. But it's unusual because you gain great academic experience while getting paid. Some work can be repetitive and boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're great. Really care about the learning experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Extremely collegiate. Some stubborn Deans, etc. though.

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Good students, Can mind your own business.

    Cons

    Not a big research institute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    working with students, teaching, recruiting, administrative tasks

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Omaha, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really felt I was making a difference in the community. The job was very rewarding. Met a lot of interesting people.

    Cons

    Sometimes the job lacked clear instructions. Did not have any employee benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it would be nice to provide employees at least with health insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great environment to work in.

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    Current Employee - Professor in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Professor in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everything! I love what I do and love where I work. From the top to everyone below, I find UNO a wonderfully supportive, healthy environment. It is clear that we are cared for and this helps us create the best possible environment for our students. The buildings are beautiful and so are the grounds. There is a sense of pride in the UNO community that is often a rare find.

    Cons

    Ofcourse, I wish that the pay was higher. I have no other complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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