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State of Nebraska Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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Pros
  • The benefits are great - especially the 100% retirement account match in which you become fully vested after five years (in 10 reviews)

  • Good benefits and good flexibility from management (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay doesn't begin to compare to similar jobs in the private sector (in 6 reviews)

  • Underpaid and you have to be liked by upper management to move up (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Both wonderful and frustrating and sometimes precarious."

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    Current Employee - Consultant - IT in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Consultant - IT in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends

    Pros

    The pay for consulting work is comparable with the market. Long-term contracts tend to makeup for what appear to be lower hourly rates. The work schedule and stress level tend to be very agreeable. The State can also allow for experience with newer technologies. Depending on the particular State agency you contract with, management can be very good.

    Cons

    Contracts can be subject to the whimsy of managers that often take home less money than the consultants. If the management you work with is apathetic about what you do, then it's time to be concerned. Also, recent budgetary considerations have made consultants a prime target for down-sizing. Finally, the pace of work can be painfully slow on occasion, as co-workers (both other consultants and State employees) can sometimes be totally indifferent about project success.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to build and empower good teams and try to maginalize (or eliminate) employees or consultants that demonstrate no interest in organizational goals or success.


  2. "Meaningful work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends

    Pros

    Meaningful work and helping citizens.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in state and federal law.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work and lots of awesome people"

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    Former Employee - Energy Technical Advisor in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Energy Technical Advisor in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Awesome hours eight am to five pm
    Great experience learning about federally funded grants and all of the strings attached.
    Management was laid back.
    The state offers tuition reimbursement, and provides most of the necessary reference material such as code books and standards.
    The position required minimal travel less than ten percent, most travel was for training or site inspections.

    Cons

    It would be great is they offered flex time,


  4. "Epidemiology Surveillance Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time

    Pros

    I worked in a great team, lots of opportunities for training, nice co-workers, because it is a smaller state government you get to wear different hats.

    Cons

    Limited raises, or opportunities for advancement, unless you change jobs.


  5. "Help Desk Coordinator - DHHS"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Coordinator - DHHS in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Help Desk Coordinator - DHHS in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    No Overtime. No flex schedule.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Excellent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Ssw in North Platte, NE
    Former Employee - Ssw in North Platte, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I loved my time working with the State of Nebraska. Expectations were clear and supervisors were supportive. Excellent training program

    Cons

    Constantly changing job duties
    No opportunity for overtime
    Workload sometimes excessive
    No down time
    Sometimes required to pick up slack for co-workers who don't pull their weight


  7. "Excellent Career Choice"

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    Former Employee - Nebraska (NE) in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Nebraska (NE) in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Training opts are tremendous and managers are knowledgeable

    Cons

    Pay is below national average

    Advice to Management

    Don't change!

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good supervision, benefits, time off, sick time and recognition for work done. Flex time, comp time, and vacation is excellent. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    no upward mobility, stagnate pay grades.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, team works very well together, great people to work with.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to working for the State of NE. This is a great place to work


  10. "Construction Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Nebraska full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people. Great Benefits package.

    Cons

    The pay was sub par.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you do.


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