University of Nebraska Reviews

Updated June 21, 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. Teaching Assistant

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

    I worked at University of Nebraska

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cost of Living, Large Campus with great facilities

    Cons

    Professors lie about whether they have funding for you or not, currently in bed with oil companies who try to commission researchers to boil hydrocarbons like heptane in unventilated labs, professors lack concern for student safety, hexavalent chromium particles were detected in one of the labs and responsible staff covered it up, professors try to run you out of the program if you have a medical condition like diabetes because they do not want their research projects to be compromised even if you are making all the gateways in your research

    Advice to Management

    UNL may eventually be sued for unfair and unsafe business practices


  2. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  3. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Hold people accountable


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  5. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Eh.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kearney, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kearney, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Some of the people I worked with were really great and I really enjoyed the environment.

    Cons

    Management was/is pretty unbearable. Pay is low and benefits are average.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a platform for employees to offer feedback without fear of retribution. Also, some anger management courses may help curb the temper tantrums.


  7. Great place to build your resume / get experience, but don't expect a competitive salary.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits package and generous amount of time off/sick leave is provided. Very flexible working hours and telecommuting is an option for some jobs.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry. Central IT is in desperate need of reorganization. The amount of time it takes to fire nonproductive and troublesome employees causes senior management to ignore problems rather than take the time to deal with them. In some cases, troublesome employees get *promoted* (with an increase in title and pay) out of a department as a way of dealing with the problems they cause.

    Advice to Management

    Yes, this is a public institution, but being paid less than comparable state jobs is an insult. If it isn't possible to pay wages comparable to industry, the least senior management could do is to pay wages comparable to our state government colleagues.


  8. Great place for underachievers.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Plenty of vacation, and sick leave. Low pressure, low stress and casual workplace.
    Plenty of time in the work day to socialize, and catchup on office gossip.

    Cons

    Low pay, Unmotivated people. Huh, is that a cause and effect.

    Advice to Management

    Have the balls to fire some of those useless people.
    Everyone seems to get the usual 3% yearly raise, and the difference between a satisfactory performance review and an outstanding one is 0.5%. That's not really an incentive to work hard.


  9. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Research

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Not enough to keep busy

    Advice to Management

    More communication, challenges


  11. University of Nebraska system

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    it is a normal state univerisity as normal as most other state univiersities in Mid-west area.

    Cons

    It is located in mid-west which is considered as a big country yard. No doubt, it is realy a contryside land.



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