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University of Nebraska Reviews in Nebraska

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
82 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Work/life balance, very flexible hours, great coworkers, location close to downtown and most of the city core, administrators typically easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits offered, very low starting salaries; many positions are basically students or former students performing slave labor, parking situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New employees need higher higher starting wages to be kept on board long term and be given more opportunities for advancement; as it is, many people just sort of flounder here for a few years before moving on.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    NICE EXPERIENCE

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    respect each students, great classes, great professors.

    Cons

    sallary is low, not be pushed to do publications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide better salary, push students to make publications

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I love my job!

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

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Quality of the staff is very evident

    Cons

    Very harsh weather in Nebraska

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very relaxed environment but severely low salaries.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Typically the environment is extremely laid back and relaxed, relaxed deadlines, relaxed management. Nothing "mission critical" to get done in most cases. Nice incentive to go back and further education with the employee scholarship program.

    Cons

    As of late in my own experience is that the environment in our college is changing, wanting more activators moving things forward, more fast paced work environment, getting things done, strict deadlines, asking to put in overtime, etc. The problem being we are not being compensated for our extra work, and are severely underpaid judging by regional averages the way it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't grandfather your employees in at low salaries with minimal expectations for raises (3% annually if we are lucky). Your good employees know they are worth more and will find other jobs elsewhere, and you will be stuck with the slackers and non-achievers, who instead of getting canned seem to get promoted to the head of their own department.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eh.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, but the salary could be better!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Relaxing, but can be challenging at times.

    Cons

    You probably won't work here if it wasn't for the job satisfaction (the salary isn't up to par).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to higher and retain the best, please consider salary increases.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    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 ManagementAdvice

    none

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Review of Graduate Teaching Assistant Position

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities
    Guidance if you're interested in academia for your profession

    Cons

    Lack of cultural diversity
    Lack of guidance if you're interested in applied sectors for your profession

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more guidance to graduate students on non-academic career paths

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underpaid and overworked.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Flexible hours, looks good on a resume, great co-workers and direct supervisors. A very fun and active working environment that gives you a lot of contact with people and events.

    Cons

    Students make minimum wage, regardless of how much more qualified they are than other workers. No room for advancement or recognition of good performance. Poor higher management, using any excuse to continue paying next to nothing, but still giving you more work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Students workers are the reason why the office continues to function. Many of them do more work than the permanent positions, yet do not get paid nearly enough for our amount of contribution. The workplace is a lot of fun and promotes ethics, but many underlying issues exist.

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