University of Nebraska Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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University of Nebraska President Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, looks good on a resume, great co-workers and direct supervisors (in 4 reviews)

  • Great work environment and easy to collaborate with people (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Tenured faculty are like mini gods (in 5 reviews)

  • Unless you are a UNL graduate you can feel a little isolated (in 3 reviews)

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  1. A good place to focus on what you want...

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Associate in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Doctoral Associate in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm a doctoral student and love the flexibility. I have had great mentors and have developed my potential for attaining the academic career that fits me.

    Cons

    Location...Nebraska is nice, but...the lack of ocean kills me.

    Advice to Management

    I honestly don't have much visibility of the upper echelons. My direct mentors definitely provide the support necessary to succeed. I'm not sure how much of the same they receive from the upper echelons, but what I do hear about the Chancellor's office is very positive.


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    Good place to work, with great benefits

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends

    Pros

    The University of NE was a great place to work. I like my jobs and coworkers a lot and I usually had the freedom to get my work done.Over all a great place to work, very dynamic, lots of good benefits, access to taking classes, a great gym and the ability to get tickets to football games

    Cons

    It is a government job, so there isn't always freedom to just get something done, but this doesn't usually cause too much of a problem. Usually this was only an issue when trying to procure software/hardware. Also if you are not Professor you will never rise to highest levels of management. Basically I saw the University of NE as a trade off- the salary and opportunity for advancement was less but the benefits and time off allowed for a great work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't discount the value of employees who don't have phd's


  3. Good

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Lincoln, NE
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible environment, depending on your boss research is rewarding opportunities for publication, depending on your boss allowed to work independently in most cases

    Cons

    poor wages can be poor support at times bad education, as it is a research college it all depends on your advisor

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have a wonderful team and an awesome boss. Very flexible work timing given that I take classes part time.

    Cons

    Since its a University, things happen slowly and are expected to happen slowly and you cant expect otherwise. It is pretty different from a corporate environment.

    Advice to Management

    Things would work more smoothly if things are done in a more systematic manner with the use of technologies and web. I know you are slowly moving in that direction but progress is slow.


  6. Excellent

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

    Pros

    The University of Nebraska at Lincoln has many opportunities for advancement and resources available for research purposes, including a very cooperative library staff.

    Cons

    It gets very cold in the winter.

    Advice to Management

    Provide regular competency reviews.


  7. Great environment to work in.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Professor in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. working with students, teaching, recruiting, administrative tasks

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    Former Contractor - Program Coordinator in Omaha, NE
    Former Contractor - Program Coordinator in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Nebraska as a contractor (More than a 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 Management

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


  9. Extremely collegiate. Some stubborn Deans, etc. though.

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good students, Can mind your own business.

    Cons

    Not a big research institute.


  10. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Nebraska part-time (More than a 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 Management

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


  11. grad research assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nebraska part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible n fun to work.

    Cons

    not for weak hearted students.



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