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State of Nebraska Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2019

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3.1
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State of Nebraska CEO Pete Ricketts
Pete Ricketts
20 Ratings
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  • "Pay is low compared to the private sector(in 7 reviews)

  • "Low pay, little opportunity for advancement(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "worked here 8 years"

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    Current Employee - General in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits (health, sick, vacation)

    Cons

    A lot of red tape

    Advice to Management

    None

    State of Nebraska2019-02-23
  2. "Nice coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Caseworker in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to work with great people

    Cons

    Hard to change poor management culture

    Advice to Management

    Listen to subordinate employees

    State of Nebraska2019-06-15
  3. "Meh."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The retirement benefits are nice if you can ride out the complacent culture and constant pressure of politics.

    Cons

    It's easy to get bored. Improvement in the system is frustratingly slow. Management often doesn't seem to understand how to engage their employees in the improvement process which leads to disinterest and a lack of buy in. Little advancement opportunity.

    State of Nebraska2019-05-30
  4. "Needs Better Overall Management"

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    Former Employee - Temporary Park Worker in Manley, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Nebraska part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discounts on food, apparel. Complimentary park sticker for work use only. Lower management kind and accessible.

    Cons

    Upper management does not seem to understand what goes on at the lower levels, tends to give band-aid solutions to larger problems.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees, especially those that work at the park year-round. They can give you an understanding of their needs and can provide you with a better understanding of how best to spend revenue.

    State of Nebraska2019-05-28
  5. "Good benefits, terrible management"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great, hard working employees

    Cons

    Some managers are managers due to time in, but are not leaders

    State of Nebraska2019-05-15
  6. "Headed in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Process Improvement Supervisor in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Stable employment, great opportunities, employees that care about Nebraska residents

    Cons

    Pay is below private sector, but to be expected

    State of Nebraska2019-04-24
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Climbing uphill against a mudslide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time

    Pros

    The retirement benefit is really good and dental/eye insurance is cheap and effective.

    Cons

    Terrible interagency politics and communication. The Governor saps every drop of motivation out of the workforce. There is almost no upward mobility and they are dishonest with the job postings about pay and job descriptions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people. Create a culture that attracts and retains talent in key positions. In all positions...

    State of Nebraska2019-04-28
  8. "Will make you feel secure, but not rich."

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    Current Employee - IT Business Systems Analyst in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are nice and so is the flexibility.

    Cons

    Paid on the lower end of the market for this field.

    State of Nebraska2019-04-01
  9. "Textbook Dead End Job"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Like all government jobs, job security.

    Cons

    Low pay. Despite your work you will forever be the same as the guy who does nothing all day. Management are either do-nothings, narcissists or both. If you need a team, good manager or just a modern environment to feel comfortable, seek employment elsewhere. This is very much a good ol’ boys club in a corn field.

    Advice to Management

    Do something besides talk about yourself and browse the web.

    State of Nebraska2019-05-04
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work and great benefits.

    Cons

    Management do nothing and know nothing

    Advice to Management

    Improve yourself

    State of Nebraska2019-03-15
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