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"Great place to work!"

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Former Employee - Protective Service Worker in Lincoln, NE
Former Employee - Protective Service Worker in Lincoln, NE
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Pros

HHS offers great training opportunities and has started working hard to make sure workers are trained before they get cases dumped on them. You also get state government benefits (health insurance, retirement plans etc) - the benefits can't be beat in the private sector. There are lots of opportunities to move up (or move to a different department) - HHS also has offices all over the state, so if necessary you can move towns and keep a similar job title.

Cons

Case loads are really high, and when you're doing this kind of work its hard to leave it at 5pm and go home....if you have a heart for the work you're doing, you'll end up putting in a lot more than 40 hours per week. Some workers are require to take on-call, in addition to regular working hours. Expecations from management are sometimes unrealistic, especially given the high caseloads. Management seems to tell you what needs done w/o helping you figure out realistically how to get it done. (i.e. you will see all the kids on your caseload this month, you will get all your documentation done, and you will not work overtime b/c the department doesn't want to pay for it)

Advice to Management

Please recognize how many cases I have and be realistic in your expecations. Help me prioritize to determine what needs done first, and what can slide until case loads are more manageable.

Other Employee Reviews for Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

  1. "Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Social Worker in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to help people who may be in a tough situation. Strong union.

    Cons

    Same cases are harder than others. Some situations are dreadful and hard to look past. You can work circles around your employees and you could get unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who work hard. Keep in touch with all levels you supervise.


  2. "Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I met some friends there

    Cons

    Toxic management
    Toxic building
    Coworkers often acted like children in junior high
    No consistency in management of personnel
    Human Resources very biased

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and get professional

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