North Carolina State University

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Grad student teaching assistant at North Carolina State University

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Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at North Carolina State University part-time (more than an year)

Pros

NCSU is huge and offers a lot of opportunities. It also has a lot of connections to the real world, and I've heard that job placement is good. I appreciate how flexible my program is with its class offerings and qualifying exams. They seem realistic too, in terms of having a balance between a personal life and academics.

Cons

I have a small salary, which makes finances tight, but that's typical of being a teacher's assistant.

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Positive Outlook
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    Graduate Student

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance as a graduate student is very flexible and is largely dictate by the advisor's personality and work schedule. In my case, my advisor was very hands off and did not require strict hours so long as I produce results in a timely manner.

    Cons

    Work can be tedious and time consuming. And often overtime (50+ hours/week) is required to obtain results. Given the level of compensation, this seems a bit extreme.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wasteful Spending, Stereotypical State Workers

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at North Carolina State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are students and scholars that come make contributions in spite of the systemic waste.

    Cons

    Bloated bureaucracy, wasteful spending, too many cowardly, overpaid provosts. There are a few programs that border on being pure diploma mills. There are more than a few people who solely exist to protect their status and position. My immediate supervisor insisted that reports be falsified to boost our statistics. There is always a push to try to spend your budget before the end of the fiscal year so that monies are not returned to the State coffers. This stubborn ignorance that causes people to refuse to return unused monies is draining our government. Liberal agenda is too often forced down your throat. Is happens in every department. Politics at its worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a minute in the real world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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