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Updated February 21, 2018
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State of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts
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  • The pay doesn't begin to compare to similar jobs in the private sector (in 6 reviews)

  • Frequently no raises, or very, very small ones (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Health Licensing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska part-time

    Pros

    living the Nebraska mission while serving NE

    Cons

    More work than time permits

    Advice to Management

    open communication


  2. "DHHS IS&T Help Desk Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time

    Pros

    Working with great people at a high paced keeps you very busy environment

    Cons

    Needs more Teamwork. There are times that can be overwhelming and being asked if anyone can help is discouraged.

  3. "Love the work that I do...but opportunities limited"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unique work environment with high exposure to various issues
    Great deal of autonomy
    Project-oriented work
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth
    Little to no raises

    Advice to Management

    I know we are in the middle of budget cuts, so there's not a lot that can be done about raises, etc. Look for efficiencies and where you can cut non-essential jobs so that those remaining will have better opportunities


  4. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed raises and potential for job growth

    Cons

    Poor employees and supervisors never get fired


  5. "Good place to work, excellent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very little a pressure and get to work with a variety of people. If you enjoy help people it can be a fulfilling career.

    Cons

    Most state or government jobs can be monotonous and some people are not as friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue staff development and engaging.


  6. "Good benefits"

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

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, tuition reimbursement, good, place to start a career, good network building

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, lack of innovation

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Save your time and don't apply"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers who believed in helping others.
    Good retirement and benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership is so filled with drama and promotes only the good old boys’ club. Pay for performance would divvy up 1% between the team so not motivating at all for someone making $10 an hour. If you worked there before the new administration you were labeled lazy and unwilling to change.

    Advice to Management

    We knew what process improvement was before you came to the State. You could have gotten a lot done if you would have talked less and listened more.

  8. "Printing Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Copy & Print Center Supervisor in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Copy & Print Center Supervisor in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nebraska full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Long term employment great benefits

    Cons

    I have no complaints

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it once was, sadly."

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

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation and sick time allotment, eventually.

    Cons

    Vague direction, zero incentive, stagnating pay, next to no pay increases even after several yrs of employment. Old ideas are recycled every time there's a change in mgmt, rinse and repeat. I don't know who's running the show, but there's some major deficiencies trickling down. Watch the person next to you who has half the capability, drive, initiative and dedication make the same amount and receive the same miniscule pay raise once per year. Typically it's pocket change. The whole dynamic harbors inefficiency, destitution, negativity and no retention of the talented individuals who eventually can't tolerate watching their equals get the same pocket change raises every year.
    TLDR;
    No incentives, high turnover, not competitive in the job market.
    Would recommend to anyone who's lazy, untalented and is proud of their perpetual mediocrity. You will shine here.

    Advice to Management

    Step down if you're in over your head, focus on what's important, not what's going to get pressure off you to perform so you can get back to fidgeting at your desk all day.
     Don't get upset when great employees get better offers elsewhere and leave you with the lackluster employees who can't qualify elsewhere so they stay on the gravy train of "everyone's equal, don't offend the poor performers by raising the high performers' pay well beyond their's."


  10. "Department of Revenue"

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    Former Employee - REVENUE AUDITOR in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - REVENUE AUDITOR in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours -- 40/week flat, no overtime, flex hours

    Cons

    Pay is not as good as other accounting jobs out there

    Advice to Management

    my manager was wonderful


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