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Updated March 24, 2017
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University of Nebraska President Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • Great co-workers who are excellent at training, relaxed work environment, free gym membership (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits and interesting projects to work on (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Very restrictive atmosphere, very low pay for employees who aren't in management (in 4 reviews)

  • If you aren't faculty, don't expect a decent paycheck unless you're at an executive level (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well structured workplace, very friendly city

    Cons

    Need to provide more support to some minority groups.


  2. "University of Nebraska-Children's Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Nebraska part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours: being part of the university they understand and support your schedule, this is really great especially if you are in school and need to update it often.
    Minimum requirement: when I applied the only requirement for a part-time teacher is one or two courses in early childhood education. Great if you don't have much experiences.
    Great facilities: compare to some of the other daycare centers in town, they have great equipment and facilities for the kids, which means less safe guarding for the teachers.

    Cons

    No training: I started right after the interview, no training or observation. I think because of the education courses requirement they probably expect you to know from textbook about the basics of child care. That being said, if you have never worked in a daycare, you might find yourself making a lot of mistakes that could really have been catastrophic, especially for the parents and children (caring for a baby, safety concerns, that sort of stuff). They will obviously point it out when you do something wrong, but up until recently when I had to go through standard paid training at another daycare, I had realized how useful it would've been if I had the same training when I started with the Children's Center.

    Environment: because they hire a lot of college students, the working environment can be a little unprofessional. I have seen a lot of the assistant teachers sitting around and gossiping instead of interacting with children. And when there is a small conflict, it can turn into some unnecessary drama. But it really depends on who you work with. Most of the lead teachers are really professional and supportive.


  3. "Accounts Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Specialist in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Accounts Specialist in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Nebraska full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers who are excellent at training, relaxed work environment, free gym membership

    Cons

    not a lot of upward mobility opportunities without law degree, have to deal with unsatisfied people who are being sued sometimes


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  5. "Athletic Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment to enjoy Nebraska athletics

    Cons

    Not much direction on goals from the leaders


  6. "Overall great place"

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    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Nebraska part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible for students with busy schedules. Office is light hearted enough not to make it boring

    Cons

    Since students don't get paid as much, they work on weekends and holidays a lot!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to say no to other departments who don't want to do part of their job so they make us do it since the operations center never closes


  7. "Treats employees well"

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

    Pros

    The university treats its employees well. Competitive wages (especially compared to cost of living), comprehensive benefits package. Employee/dependent scholarship program.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say.


  8. "Chemistry Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Lab Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for the University which is a state entity. Can take classes for just the cost of student fees. Time off over the Christmas holiday.

    Cons

    Chemistry department was/is very dysfunctional. Staff like to talk about others and it is very clique. Don't know who to trust and who not too.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house.


  9. "Associate Professor"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nebraska full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible and open to new ideas

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to give in to the whim and fancies of the departmental secretaries


  10. "Stable work environment"

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    Current Employee - IT in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - IT in Lincoln, NE
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nebraska full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place if you want stable work environment, steady income, and continuous work.

    Cons

    It's a great example of how convoluted the Education system is. Very difficult to overcome obstacles if you want to get anything done. If you aren't faculty, don't expect a decent paycheck unless you're at an executive level. You can't move up/get promoted as staff unless you follow their training programs.

    Advice to Management

    Consider evaluating available resources and promoting an environment where alternative ideas are a good thing. It's embarrassing to walk into a position only to discover that you've gone back 5 years in time from your previous position.


  11. "Great place, but it's also higher ed..."

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    Former Employee - Career Coach in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Career Coach in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UNL is a great place to work. Every office has it's own culture. Be sure to interview the people who are interviewing you. Ask questions about their specific culture and how they handle things in their department. Most of the time it's a family focused place that affords people flexibility.

    Cons

    Depending on your department, it can be frustrating to work through the system. So many levels to go through to accomplish somewhat simple tasks at times. Make friends and use your connections to your advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote based on seniority, promote based on talent and work ethic.


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