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East Carolina University Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
87 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Greenville is a great place to live and an excellent location (in 7 reviews)

  • Always striving for excellence, setting student's education as a priority, and investing in faculty and staff to excel at their jobs (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • lack of cost of living raise, tight state budget, have to pay for parking (in 3 reviews)

  • It is in a small town, though this only bolsters the school spirit within the community (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working at this company, I experienced a consistency in workload along with a very approachable and helpful staff.

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    Former Employee - Student Self-Help in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Student Self-Help in Greenville, NC

    I worked at East Carolina University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    When working on smaller tasks, more enduring tasks, your supervisor doesn't mind if you watch movies while you complete them in order to take some of the monotony away.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge was only being allowed to work 20 hours over two weeks. On many occasions, the added income would have been beneficial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest allowing students to work more hours if their schedule permits it. Or even hiring them for more than a student position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great opportunities for masters students

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at East Carolina University

    Pros

    knowledgeable and friendly faculty
    good experience using geographic software
    flexible schedule

    Cons

    pay is not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at East Carolina University

    Pros

    ECU is a good place to work. The university is indeed friendly and they give opportunities to students including international students. The structure is organized and is highly recommended

    Cons

    Nothing much to say. Every organization has its issues just as individuals do. The university is okay and w=is well recommended for graduate and undergraduate programs for those considering options in these.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    ECU

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    Current Employee - Career Development
    Current Employee - Career Development

    I have been working at East Carolina University

    Pros

    Great Campus, good size yet manageable. Most students have a strong work ethic and truly wish to succeed.

    Cons

    Difficult to navigate HR at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide greater support to those interested in professional growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Friendly and hard working

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at East Carolina University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and hard working: admin staff and faculty and students. The pedestrian campus is pretty.

    Cons

    There is a lack of standard operating procedures. Training is terrible, rote, and out of context. Too much email and too few conversations with real follow-up. The students need to wear clothes. Too much smoking on campus. There's no budget to work with. Faculty leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trim management and overpaid upper tier prof admin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Assets, Inadequate Management

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Greenville, NC

    I have been working at East Carolina University

    Pros

    Serves a very impoverished community and offers many resources.

    Cons

    the environment is not professional and the leadership is not mature and cohesive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purge leadership positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great location

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    Current Employee - Health Care
    Current Employee - Health Care

    I have been working at East Carolina University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours, flexibility, location, childcare, colleagues

    Cons

    Parking, flat salary, limited advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place; wrong fit for me

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    Former Employee - Trademark Licensing & Administration Coordinator in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Trademark Licensing & Administration Coordinator in Greenville, NC

    I worked at East Carolina University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice location - good weather, close to beaches, lots of recreational opportunities
    Institution of higher education - good opportunities for continuing education, beautiful campus

    Cons

    People were generally very nice and pleasant, but there were a lot of cliques and internal groups present. Established employers outside of your own specific department weren't as welcoming or inviting as hoped. It was very tough being a person completely new to the area and not knowing anyone. You would think they would be more accommodating for a new person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly environment and terrific supervisors

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant

    I worked at East Carolina University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work with good people. Great job for students.

    Cons

    Not much formal training and disorganized at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning experience though out my masters life but sometimes its challenging

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Greenville, NC

    I have been working at East Carolina University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Every semester gets something new out of me. Great to hold a job while still studying . Professors are understanding and very supportive ( for the professors I worked with)

    Cons

    Sometimes handling both job and school work becomes challenging that it exceeds my hours and I don't get paid for it..

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