North Carolina State University
4.0 of 5 231 reviews
www.ncsu.edu Raleigh, NC 5000+ Employees

North Carolina State University Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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4.0 231 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

North Carolina State University Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson

W. Randolph Woodson

(82 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
231 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very easy work, casual work environment, friendly managers overall great environment to work"
    in 16 reviews
  • "You will make more in private but the quality of life and work-life balance are great"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Budget cuts over the last few years have severely affected some units, with little prospect for improvement in the near future"
    in 8 reviews
  • "The funding for graduate students is limited"
    in 5 reviews
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    Best place to study and work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    Prosgood environment, clean facilities, great technology

    ConsI cannot find any cons! maybe the fact that you need a car because buses get very crowded

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    My experience at NCSU

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proschance to make a difference

    Consacademic processes move very slowly

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    My experience has been positive. I've gained a great deal of knowledge and cutting-edge research experience.

    Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsThere are significant resources and facilities to support investigators research activities. The faculty are world-renowned in their respective areas of research and are very supportive in mentoring junior investigators.

    ConsThe salary for individuals in training (i.e. postdocs) is not very competitive with other institutions. There is not much career placement support in place to assist with the job search and placement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade the salary policy for postdocs to become competitive with the national average. Need to implement a more formal mentoring program to assist junior investigators in training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsCollaborative environment with lots of access to different equipment and people with different expertise. Very diverse atmosphere with lots of opportunities for translational research. Lab space built in 2005, so nice facilities with separate lab and office spaces.

    ConsMake sure to pick a good advisor that will mentor you. Expectations related both to time commitment and level of independence are higher than appropriate (even for graduate school). Funding is sometimes an issue (but that happens anywhere)

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    Flexible environment on a great research campus

    Research Technician (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsFlexibility in schedule, good vacation/sick leave policy, good benefits

    ConsNo upperward mobility, no merit based raises (in the current political climate, no salary increases at all), lots of red tape on the management side of things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate research assistant

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsDecent facilities, good library, computational facilities.

    ConsBeware of 1200 in fees (not tuition), every semester, campus cops (willing to write tickets for no reason)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    URec is the worst

    Facility Assistant (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly staff members, and everyone is college-aged in the workplace. Flexible schedule and they usually listen to your hourly requests. Pretty easy to get shifts covered.

    ConsProvided very little training, promotions were done purely through favoritism, management was barely involved yet acted like this was the most important job of your career. Also treated you like you were five. The computers were blocked, and they wanted you to basically be a robot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of all of them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsSurrounded by a good number of smart people on my team
    Flexibility

    ConsSenior Leadership has close ears and doesn't want to hear the needs of those that work in the org.
    Raises are promised when people are promoted and while the promotion occurs - more responsibilities, title changes, the money never comes and the answer is always "we are working on it" This goes on for years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo what you say you are going to do
    Treat people fairly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Research technician in a biology lab.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCool working environment. Lab work is fun.

    ConsNo vacations, less paid holidays.

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    Good city, good weather, no pollution and good people

    Assistant (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsGood, good, good, good, good

    ConsOkay, okay, okay, okay, okay

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep close watch on departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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