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Updated March 24, 2017
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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. "Loved the environment, go huskers!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Teacher in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Nebraska (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    creative staff, good balance, lots of fun

    Cons

    winters are horrible and a bit depressing

    Advice to Management

    less multiple choice, more choices


  2. "Awesome School, greate CS/CE program."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good pay coupled with low cost of living. One can plan and live a very balanced enjoyable life. Flexibility of timing. Overall, excellent place to work.

    Cons

    The weather gets very, very harsh but even that does not warrant a snow-day. Thats about it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job -maybe reconsider weather policy as you have loads of people coming in from all over the world who are not used to the extreme weather here.


  3. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job is very flexible around my school schedule and I got to choose my own office hours. It is a great position to work on leadership skills as well as expanding knowledge in my own field of study

    Cons

    Lots of times the students make problems way more complicated than they need to be, which took more time to fix on my end. Also fair and consistent grading to a multitude of student solutions.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


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  5. "Post docing stinks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I suppose the facility is nicely equipped, and it is relatively stress free. The sub-urban campus makes getting around very easy.

    Cons

    Pay is incredibly low. Far below NIH standards. Parking is very expensive.


  6. "visitor scolor and doing research, no salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visitor Scolor in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Visitor Scolor in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    doing animal research, a chinese tutor

    Cons

    learn a lot about my research, spoken English is better, but culture diference is dificult for me

    Advice to Management

    Because we are not American citizen, as a foreign student, we must on call everytime


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst employment experience of my life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There were nice people there but academia makes it pretty impossible to move laterally so it did me no good.

    Cons

    Tenured faculty are like mini gods. When you have a bad one, they are vengeful and evil.

    Advice to Management

    It would be useful if the university found ways to prevent tenured faculty from destroying the careers of their underlings. When someone has the reputation of the faculty I worked for, they should not be allowed to hire underlings.


  8. "Great place to grow as a young professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent faculty, staff, and academic programs. Many opportunities are provided for research and professional development.

    Cons

    They need to improve their efforts to recruit, hire, and retain people of color.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to know what is going on with the students so that programming and curricula can be applicable to their needs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice folks, dead end job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Nebraska full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lack of pressure meant you could focus more on personal goals

    Cons

    Others abused the freedom the position offered which led to frustration and poor morale

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable


  10. "I worked as a researcher for 6 years at UNL and had a great experience. All staff are very helpful and welcoming."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Nebraska full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Well-connected and collegial atmosphere - both within your department an outside.
    -Cost of living for Lincoln makes for healthier savings.
    -Everyone puts in top quality effort at their jobs.

    Cons

    -Chances of finding industry jobs at Lincoln is low for some fields.
    -Parking on campus is tight if you don't have a commuter pass


  11. "Student Researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours were flexible, and I worked with wonderful staff to complete my job. I learned a lot and built great relationships with faculty. Doing real research as an undergraduate is a unique opportunity that not all students receive, and if utilized properly, can be used to help get future jobs, even in other fields, which this job helped me with.

    Cons

    Pay was not incentivized. Working on crunched deadlines on more intricate projects wasn't more highly compensated for successful completion than run of the mill tasks like might be in a corporation, but this was a minimal complaint.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. I was very happy there.


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