North Carolina State University Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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North Carolina State University Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson
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Pros
  • The work -life balance is wonderful (in 11 reviews)

  • Good work environment if you get into the right lab (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Budget cuts over the last few years have severely affected some units, with little prospect for improvement in the near future (in 8 reviews)

  • Department politics can sometimes get in the way of productivity, but that is to be expected of any company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University full-time

    Pros

    Statistics, and a great set of facilities that offer exposure to a lot of what the field has to offer.

    Cons

    Would be nice to have more interactions with corporate sponsors and more guidance for future career opportunities.


  2. Change is Hard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great professional development and access to learning and innovation

    Cons

    No reinforcement to use the learning and professional development. Stagnant pay, poorly trained leaders and managers

    Advice to Management

    Get out in the trenches to really see what is going on


  3. Graduate Research Assitant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good part time job for students. One of the good universities in the locality. Offers good education

    Cons

    Low Pay, Not a permanent job. No benefits. Very less or no growth opportunities.


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  5. Associate Director

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    Current Employee - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working community, good campus

    Cons

    Poor benefits, senior leadership not so great


  6. Grad Student - RA

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    Current Employee - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at North Carolina State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Good student benefits.

    Cons

    Working conditions depend highly on your adviser and the research group. Work hours can be long.


  7. Decent entry-level (Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services)

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    Current Employee - Communication Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Communication Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This job has good flexibility and relatively low stress most of the time (except for seasonal crunch times). It has decent benefits and good vacation and sick leave.

    Cons

    Hard to improve on base salary, and little room to negotiate. No real room for growth in this position/ department.

    Advice to Management

    Help create more growth opportunities for your better employees.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Life at NC State

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    Current Employee - Facilities Maintenance Supervisor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Facilities Maintenance Supervisor in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina State University (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You receive a lot of leave time and the benefits are good. It's also a beautiful campus close to downtown Raleigh.

    Cons

    You are working for a state agency, so it can take a long time to get the answers you need. It is also difficult to move up because of how they have everyone career banded.


  9. NCSU Employee

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    Former Employee - Wood Shop Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Wood Shop Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits if you are taking classes as well.

    Cons

    Overall lack of professionalism...too many days not having enough work to fill the whole workday.

    Advice to Management

    better scheduling and organization


  10. Helpful (1)

    Associate

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great university, good hours and pay

    Cons

    no room for advancement, supervisor lacked solid management skills


  11. Graduate Research Assistant job review

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Great work atmosphere and talented people to work with. 2. Good exposure to state of art research facilities.

    Cons

    1. Per hour payment less than national average with very little hike over last 3 years. 2. Administrative workflow is quite slow.

    Advice to Management

    If possible try to make the payment at per with the increasing living costs in Raleigh.



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