Nelnet was recently named a Top Workplace in Greater Madison by the Wisconsin State Journal. These 40 businesses and organizations were selected based on engagement surveys conducted by employees of each company. It’s always great to know that Nelnet associates love where they work.

The work environment has changed a lot over the last year, and our main priority was to ensure the safety of customers and associates. We were quick to adapt to drastic changes by transitioning associates to work from home indefinitely, and we’re glad that associates have responded positively to these measures. Here’s some of the actions we took:

Working from Home

As a first step to protect associates’ wellbeing, Nelnet made it possible for nearly all 6,500 associates to work from the safety of their own homes in just a matter of days. Our Information Technology team expanded Nelnet’s virtual network access and increased internet capabilities to address the new environment.

Exercising Extreme Caution in Office Return Plans

As the vaccinated population increases throughout the country, it will become safer to move work back into the office. Nelnet’s COVID response team has been monitoring available information and meticulously planning for associates to safely return to the office when they are ready. These plans establish robust guidelines to ensure clean workspaces, socially distanced floor plans, and masks, wipes, and hand sanitizer throughout each office.

Plans to Offer On-Site Vaccinations

Nelnet is planning to offer vaccinations to associates once the option becomes available. Vaccines are an essential part of ending this pandemic, and we strongly recommend associates get the vaccine when possible. We are encouraging associates to receive the vaccine in the meantime if they are eligible, but intend for on-site vaccinations to be an option if it will help down the road.

These are just a few of the reasons why Nelnet was voted a Top Workplace in Greater Madison by the Wisconsin State Journal. If you’re interested in employment opportunities with Nelnet, check out our open positions to find one that’s right for you.