North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Reviews

Updated April 21, 2014
Updated April 21, 2014
5 Reviews

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    Great experience, but bureaucratic and political

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, good opportunities to collaborate, influential

    Cons

    Will work you ragged and the job security is nonexistent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Respecting Educators

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Teaching and taking pride as students learned art and taking pride in what they acomplished or art awards won.

    Cons

    Non respect for teachers, low salaries, non raises, student violence on teachers. As I was assaulted by a student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries, respect and protect teachers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    A Hostile and Oppressive Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Licensure Specialist  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Licensure Specialist in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Building is In a centralized location in downtown Raleigh

    Cons

    Lack of quality management, low pay, no advancement, no recognition for going above and beyond your call of duty, and lack of regional/cultural diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in management who know how to lead, who know how to do their job, and who know how to value and appreciate their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't come here for stability

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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 Department of Public Instruction

    Pros

    Benefits package is decent, good vacation, sick leave. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Chaotic, lots of reorganization, jockeying for position. No opportunity for raises, advancement, etc. Entirely at the whim of the legislature for funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication of activities, initiatives and objectives would go a long way. Also, less buffeting of staff when upper management decided to go jousting at each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits if you like clerks who hang around long enough to get promoted to your boss

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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 Department of Public Instruction

    Pros

    Many employees are genuinely committed to the work they do and performing their duties with the utmost dilligence. The facilities are clean and well maintained. The work location in downtown Raleigh is very pleasant to work in.

    Cons

    Many of the middle management members in the agency are jaded and callous about their subordinate staff and overall improvement to the work flow of the agency. They sometimes malign their staff when they bring ideas for improvement or change to their leaders. Change is a necessity to improve. Many of the middle managers and some senior ones as well, avoid change like it's a deadly disease.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you look in the mirror each day remember; change starts with you. Leadership is not a gimmick or an inspirational quote. It is seen, good or bad; and emulated by your staff. It takes courage to change and improve. It is human to be afraid sometimes and it is ok. It is not ok to turn a blind eye to your middle and junior management who steer efforts towards the status quo.

    Some good examples of change that'll make a difference:
    1. Take one day a month and be a shadow to one of your subordinate managers for the entire day.
    Don't say much, just observe. Watch for what they do, what they don't do, how they do it and when they do it. You'll learn volumes of what your managers do good, bad and otherwise.
    2. Next month do the same thing with one of the managers subordinates or sit in a cube in the section and don't announce your presence. Observe the work they do, how they interact and how they accomplish their daily tasks. Ask them for input on problems you see at the higher levels. Many times you'll see and hear things you'd not thought of.

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