Great work/life balance, but it comes at the cost of being paid fair market value
Accounting Clerk II (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – September 21, 2018
My positions in the state provided me with a somewhat flexible 8-5, M-F schedule with many holidays off. Compared to my past employers, that provided a very nice work/life balance. It comes at the cost of being paid a fair market wage though. Most of the positions require degrees and years of experience. You are compensated much less than your peers in the industry, and oftentimes asked to do more. There has been a hiring freeze for a couple years now, which has caused employees to take on multiple roles and large workloads. This also makes it more difficult to advance, because departments are only allowed to post for positions approved by the Governor's office. Advancing is more about waiting for people above you to retire or take new jobs than your own abilities and accomplishments.
Work/life balance, work independently
Pay, opportunity for advancement