Creating an awesome work environment By Kyle Danielson October 1, 2020

Nelnet Recognized as a Top Workplace in Rhode Island

Nelnet has been recognized by Providence Business News as a Top Workplace in Rhode Island for 2020. These businesses were selected based on surveys conducted by employees of each company. It’s an honor to be held in such high regard by our own associates. Our Warwick, Rhode Island office has associates from nearly every part of Nelnet Business Services – operations, sales, technology, and communications, to name a few.

A major reason why so many associates love working here is because of Nelnet’s dedication to service. Whether it’s customers, associates, or communities, Nelnet strives to support the people we live and work with. We stay committed to service by living out Nelnet’s core values every day. Here’s a reminder of those values and how we embrace each one.

Provide superior customer experiences.

Customer service comes first because it’s the bedrock on which Nelnet was founded. We strive to help people achieve their dreams. In every interaction with our customers, we aim to make life easier for them.

Here’s what Amy Stover, a director of product sales in Warwick, said about life at Nelnet. “I love working at Nelnet because we put our core values at the center of everything we do with more than just words. Our actions reflect who we are; our initiatives keep our values as the central focus. I appreciate that Nelnet takes a stand on social justice, does its absolute best to protect our associates through this pandemic, and encourages associate contribution to our communities and to ourselves.”

Create an awesome work environment.

Beyond helping our customers succeed, we also want to set up our associates for success. In Rhode Island, 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. Many of those perks even start on day one. Plus, we try our best to enjoy each other’s company at work with frequent fun events like the occasional food contest.

Pursue opportunities for diversification and growth.

It’s important that we, as a company and as individuals, always look for ways to improve. As a business, we’ve diversified for the future with ventures in all-fiber network communications, renewable energy, and repayment assistance benefit programs. To help associates reach their career goals, we have various professional development and online learning available for free.

Communicate openly and honestly.

Internally and externally, a 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, and we build transparency within by holding annual associate surveys for feedback and organizational improvement, and hosting Nelnet Spark – a monthly internal event where innovators across Nelnet share and discuss new trends, concepts, and developments.

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

It can’t be stressed enough how important it is to give back. We want to see our communities, our neighbors, and our fellow humans thrive. We’re dedicated to reaching that goal by donating our time and money to causes that make a positive impact on society. We pay it forward to the Rhode Island community by participating in Rhode Island Community Food Bank drives, donating to help families through Children’s Friend each December, and supporting other local organizations like women’s shelters, elderly animal rescues, and pediatric cardiac causes (to name a few).

These are the values that have attracted so many to work, grow, and build a future at Nelnet. Later this year, there will be an event awarding the top businesses within each size division. We look forward to seeing where Nelnet ends up among our fellow Rhode Island businesses.

Until then, if you’d like a career with Nelnet in Rhode Island or any of our other locations, 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.