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"Good company, good benefits, poor compensation, poor growth potential"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Developer in Olathe, KS
Current Employee - Developer in Olathe, KS
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good company, good people. Casual, flexible work environment. Employees guinely encouraged to pursue work/personal life balance. Great benefits . . . health insurance paid for entire family, 401K, ESOP, vision. Corporate emphasis on community service.

Cons

1. Limited career growth opportunities. Unless your manager gets hit by the proverbial truck or you are willing to relocate to one of their state portals, there are just not that many directions you can go at NIC.

2. Compensation. Unless you are a director level or higher you can count on a cost of living adjustment every year and nothing more, regardless of the performance of the company or yourself personally. Very frustrating philosophy.

3. All of the company's customers are state, federal, and local government entities, so as you might imagine it is not a culture that comfortably embraces change or quick decisions.

Advice to Management

The compensation philosophy has to be reconsidered. When the economy and market start heating up (as they are now at least in technology fields) it will be difficult for good people to not leave knowing they can go down the road and easily get a 15-20% raise.

Other Employee Reviews for NIC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, great experience, fast-paced environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package
    Very stable company (long term government contracts)
    Fast-paced environment
    Good people
    Really good experience

    Cons

    Government small-minded thinking
    Government applications can feel repetitive and don't necessarily allow for a lot of creativity
    Some advancement opportunities but usually means moving

    Advice to Management

    Get a good creative team, don't settle for good enough when it comes to government web applications.


  2. "Corporate Engineering Resource"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NIC full-time

    Pros

    - Paid insurance benefit, and it's good coverage
    - 40% work remote, if desired
    - Workload includes time budget for personal projects.

    Cons

    - Split Dev and Ops teams. I would prefer more integration.
    - Slow uptake on new technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Push for unification of technical resources, look for opportunities to leverage these resources in new ways.

    NIC Response

    May 16, 2017 – Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your review and for being a valued member of Team NIC! NIC is continuously evaluating technologies, processes, and industry trends to improve our delivery model and employee experience ... More

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