University of Nebraska Reviews

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University of Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman
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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. Generally good employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Steady employment...decent benefits..good holiday schedule...decent ticket options to events... Lots of insurance options...mostly good people to work with

    Cons

    Raises do not exceed inflation or cost of living increases....expected to work overtime...using sick time is frowned upon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better raises that cover inflation and cost of living increases...allow 4 day work week...give annual reviews...relinquish some control to subordinates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Stable Employer - with a need to stabilize departments

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

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

    Pros

    Time-off policies, hours and wages (along with benefits packages) are all solid here. If you are hired into a good office environment, you are lucky. Everyone is looking to help the students, which is admirable.

    Cons

    Central administration does not look out for the individual departments/programs that students are actually working with, fueling most of their support instead to advising, recruitment and athletics. It is leaving many academic programs out to dry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your money where your mouth is: support the academic programs. Giving higher perks/full-time work to office staff may also provide the needed stability for individual departments to grow (and gain recruitment).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Loved the environment, go huskers!

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Teacher in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at University of Nebraska (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    creative staff, good balance, lots of fun

    Cons

    winters are horrible and a bit depressing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less multiple choice, more choices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Awesome School, greate CS/CE program.

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    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

    Very good pay coupled with low cost of living. One can plan and live a very balanced enjoyable life. Flexibility of timing. Overall, excellent place to work.

    Cons

    The weather gets very, very harsh but even that does not warrant a snow-day. Thats about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job -maybe reconsider weather policy as you have loads of people coming in from all over the world who are not used to the extreme weather here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Not good

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Nebraska full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It pays my bills every month which is pretty nice. That way I can afford a place to live.

    Cons

    It does not pay me enough for all the work that I have to do. I generate a lot of revenue but am not paid for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. I was responsible for recruitment of students into the University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    Great management, did very little micromanaging.

    Cons

    Training was minimal. I expected more from such a large institution. I didn't feel equipped or adequate oftentimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about your training.

  8. Great

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

    I worked at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    The job is very flexible around my school schedule and I got to choose my own office hours. It is a great position to work on leadership skills as well as expanding knowledge in my own field of study

    Cons

    Lots of times the students make problems way more complicated than they need to be, which took more time to fix on my end. Also fair and consistent grading to a multitude of student solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Nebraska

    Pros

    there no pressure
    great team environment

    Cons

    it is hard to get promotion at the university

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote based of performance not experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. visitor scolor and doing research, no salary

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    Former Employee - Visitor Scolor in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Visitor Scolor in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    doing animal research, a chinese tutor

    Cons

    learn a lot about my research, spoken English is better, but culture diference is dificult for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because we are not American citizen, as a foreign student, we must on call everytime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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