Creating an awesome work environment By Kyle Danielson May 24, 2022

Nelnet Recognized as a Top Workplace in Lincoln

For the second year in a row, Nelnet was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in Lincoln by Woods Aitken LLP, the Lincoln Journal Star, and the Lincoln Human Resource Management Association. Winning entries in the competition were based solely on employee survey results, which were evaluated and ranked by Quantum Workplace of Omaha, NE. It’s an honor to know that so many Nelnet associates love working here and are willing to spread the word.

Nelnet is dedicated to serving others, and we like to think that’s a major reason why so many associates have stuck around. Whether it’s customers, associates, or communities, Nelnet strives to support anyone we can. We stay committed to service by living out Nelnet’s core values every day. Here’s a few of our values and examples of how we embrace each one.

Create an awesome work environment.

We want our associates to succeed, just like we want our customers to. In Lincoln, that means state-of-the-art facilities, a casual dress code, and competitive benefits packages. Nelnet associates enjoy benefits like earned time off and free health premiums, with many of these perks starting on day one. We’ve also established a hybrid work environment since the pandemic, to give associates the ability to work where they feel the most comfortable to get things done.

Communicate openly and honestly.

Any successful organization must be based on open and honest communication. We show our transparency to the public by answering any questions via phone, email, or social media. Within the company, we build honest communication by holding annual associate culture surveys for feedback on ways to improve as an organization. We also host a monthly event series called Nelnet Spark, where innovators across Nelnet share and discuss new trends, concepts, and developments.

Give back to the communities in which we live and work.

We’re not just here to serve customers and associates – Nelnet has always been dedicated to giving back to our communities. We want to see our neighbors and fellow humans thrive, so we strive to reach that goal by donating time and money to causes that make a positive impact on society.

In 2021, Nelnet’s annual United Way fundraising campaign raised over $1.2 million with the help of generous associates across the organization. Nelnet is here to provide opportunities for people, so it’s wonderful to see so many associates lending a hand to assist those in need.

These are a few of the values that have attracted so many to work, grow, and build a future at Nelnet. If you like what you see and are interested in a career at Nelnet, check out our open positions and find one that’s right for you.




Kyle Danielson

Associate Creative Writer

Kyle Danielson is an associate creative writer for Nelnet. He works on a number of different writing projects for Nelnet's vast array of businesses. Kyle's favorite part of his job is that he can (sometimes) incorporate horrendous puns into his writing. In his free time, Kyle likes to inhale ramen and hide from the sun playing video games.