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University of Nebraska Reviews in Nebraska

Updated December 31, 2014
Updated December 31, 2014
85 Reviews
3.9
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Review Highlights

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 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 a 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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 a 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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  5.  

    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 a 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
  6.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people
    Flexible for students
    Located downtown

    Cons

    Lack of diversity
    Certain workers are definitely favorited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 a 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
  8.  

    Being a Resident Assistant is a Valuable Experience

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    Former Employee - Community Resident Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Community Resident Assistant in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    Room and Board
    Great Coworkers
    Rewarding to help students
    Experience that I use in interviews now

    Cons

    Paperwork
    Getting woken up in the middle of the night occasionally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go green and get more things electronic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bioinformatics Intern

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

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

    Pros

    A very wide variety of labs, Multiple projects per lab, and relaxed research enviroment

    Cons

    minimal equipment for research use unless in well funded lab.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    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 a 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
  11.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    flexible n fun to work.

    Cons

    not for weak hearted students.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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