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North Carolina State University Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
242 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very easy work, casual work environment, friendly managers overall great environment to work (in 17 reviews)

  • You will make more in private but the quality of life and work-life balance are great (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Since it is a state school, there are a lot of budget cuts happening right now (in 8 reviews)

  • Sometimes limited resources as a research graduate students (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This university has a very dedicated faculty and is full of great researchers! There are a variety of different academic programs available which is fantastic for networking and exposure to a variety of disciplines.

    Cons

    I have had only positive experiences from working here.

  2.  

    Superb, very good learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plenty of resources at your disposal, great place to earn knowledge and always at the cutting edge of technology

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep giving students opportunities to excel!

  3.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Nice people. Nice research. Excellent facilities. The laboratories are really great and awesome place for research related activities. Professors are very helpful. Great place for international graduates.

    Cons

    The parking permit cost is very high. The bus service to school specially at night is not very good. Also, in recent years there had been a safety concern at various places specially at night time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The safety of students should be ensured.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great place to study

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment and good facilities, lots of international students. Especially the new Hunt library, also, there are many companies nearby which offer many job opportunities.

    Cons

    Not much. The weather is cool.

  6.  

    Graduate student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    NCSU offers a great research atmosphere with many faculty working collaboratively to further projects as well as student learning.

    Cons

    Research is what you make of it. You have to be willing to work hard.

  7.  

    I had a very good experience here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    very good working environment and friendly faculty

    Cons

    too many students are enrolled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Ability to create a real learning environment without too much oversight. Staff are superb and are truly helpful in many departments. Ability to reach out and receive help immediately.

    Cons

    Department politics can sometimes get in the way of productivity, but that is to be expected of any company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility, low competition, friendly, several collaborations

    Cons

    Limited funding, slow growth, slow paced, stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great School

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Quality education, great place to build your network, wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Funding is going down, tough to get admission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase enrollment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Physics Department Student worker

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    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Well paid for a part time job. Plenty of free time for students to do their homework.

    Cons

    none. Can't think of any cons. It was a positive work experience.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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