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Updated July 17, 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 8 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. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Nebraska part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Academic Freedom, Opportunity to Grow, Work with Young People

    Cons

    Difficult to get full time without a PhD


  2. "Veterinary Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Veterinary Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to talk to clients and improve the lives of animals. You get to experience all types of animals and people. I get to communicate with people who love animals as much as I do.

    Cons

    The clients are sometimes rude which can be hard to manage. It is difficult to communicate with clients that cannot pay for their animal's care.

    Advice to Management

    Advice would be to listen to employees on how to improve a vet clinic. Another bit of advice would be to stay modern in technology and new animal welfare procedures.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Low Pay, not benefits, disorganized management.

    Advice to Management

    Better organization


  6. "Accounts Specialist"

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    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


  7. "Athletic Department"

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    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

  8. "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


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Technician in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Administrative Technician in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed contact with students; co workers, and availability of location

    Cons

    Job classification and office changed; no student contact


  10. "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.


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