State of North Carolina Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Pros
  • The state had develped many policies to foster work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • The benefits and retirement system are fairly good (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • NO RAISES, Promotion salary cap (in 5 reviews)

  • The atmosphere was very hierarchical and mid-level managers seemed very focused on keeping lower level employees "in their place" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Now is not a good time to be working for NC State Gov't

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of North Carolina

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and that's pretty much it. and decent job security.

    Cons

    Had a horrible experience working for state government, low morale, the pay was horrendous despite having a master's degree, and management was ignorant and incompetent. My last boss didn't even have a degree, I believe, just hired because of who she knew. Also, state government now is extremely racist, especially since new admin. has been in. Only hire wealthy, white people, whether they are qualified or not, and you can have a degree and all types of experience and can't even get a lousy interview. If I'd known better, I'd chose a different profession than the public sector.

    Advice to Management

    Fire ALL current management and hire people with experience and common sense and get political cronies OUT!!!


  2. Terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Court Clerk in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Court Clerk in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and monday though friday

    Cons

    supervisor, pay, state is cheap


  3. Lost and confused

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This is a government position, so it's perhaps less volatile than the private sector. It is almost impossible to get fired from these agencies.

    Cons

    The agency is VERY politicized.
    There is no consistency to policies or direction from one year to the next.
    No training opportunities exist.
    Advancement is not possible without moving to another agency.
    Like all state jobs, raises happen rarely.

    Advice to Management

    Reform of state government and restructuring of these kinds of commissions is the only hope for improvement in both performance and employee satisfaction.


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  5. State Government is no longer a career option

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

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Steady work hours, easy to maintain work-life balance

    Cons

    No longer dependable and constant, the whims of the legislature leads to instability and inability to do one's job effectively


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    No Pros submitted at this time.

    Cons

    Does not reward employee loyalty, infested with cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. Helpful (1)

    NC temporary solutions

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - PERSONNEL TECHNICIAN in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - PERSONNEL TECHNICIAN in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at State of North Carolina as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great state government work experience and the hours are great- 8-5 with a flexible work schedule. Also since it us a temporary agency there are part time options, etc. you can also work at another department if your current assignment ends or is not working.

    Cons

    Awful customer service, rude employees at temporary agency. Also for a long time you could not submit time sheets online or by fax so you had to drive there and drop them off. I think this has changed however. Also temporary employees do not get benefits.

    Advice to Management

    The temporary agency needs to coach customer service skills to its employees. Many times when I called for pay stubs or time sheets the employees were rude and unhelpful. My employer also had issues with them making mistakes on the invoices.


  8. Salaries and Preferential Treatment of Employees

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    Current Employee - Insurance Company Examiner in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Insurance Company Examiner in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    No pros other than a boring job.

    Cons

    Very low salaries and no potential for salary increases. At the mercy of the the legislature. Poor manager who act like dictators. Most managers hand pick employees they want to give a promotion to justify a salary increase. Employees almost work for free. No opportunity for improvement or advancement. Young people rdon't come to work for the state. Not your employer of choice.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all employees. Stop low balling salaries.


  9. Dissatisfied.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of North Carolina

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    job security, that is it.

    Cons

    Low pay , not technology savvy.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture good employees, be broadminded.



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