North Carolina State University Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Pros
  • I don't feel as if the department is super competitive and I have a nice work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Work environment is great and you get to travel around North Carolina (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Since it is a state school, there are a lot of budget cuts happening right now (in 8 reviews)

  • Department politics can affect your experience in the program and/or your lab (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Research Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University part-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility and supportive work environment

    Cons

    None - great University

  2. RA

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

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

    Pros

    Good and lively environment to work with.

    Cons

    Hectic with the responsibilities sometime when the deadline approaches!

    Advice to Management

    Nothing special as it seems all perfect!

  3. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, location, state benefits, vacation time rolls over up to 240 hours

    Cons

    No raise unless the nc state government agrees to it.

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  5. Worked at the Department of Computer Science as a TA for the algorithms course. Was a very fulfilling experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at. The Centennial campus is fantastic and the Hunt Library is a nice place to conduct office hours on certain days. Can engage in very interesting discussions with the students.

    Cons

    Not many.
    Not allowed to bring personal computer during office hours.
    Lack of a project in the course.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Please allow personal laptops during office hours. TA should start preparing any necessary course work before the semester starts.

  6. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fully paid tuition plus insurance and stipend.

    Cons

    A lot of work, most professors do not have time to help you. You are on your own in this job.

  7. Excellent student-life/work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at North Carolina State University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Willing to adapt to my class schedule and able to help me connect with other working students

    Cons

    Difficulty in identifying opportunities for advancement in the position I worked in, large amount of paperwork throughout the life of the position

  8. It was a great experience. Learnt tonnes of stuff.

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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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity adds to the work place culture

    Cons

    Not that I can think off

  9. HR Leave Administration Specialist

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Raleigh, NC

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits, including subsidized health insurance, defined retirement benefits, paid vacation, sick and community service leave, etc. Offers Work/Life Programs.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Compensation is not competitive. Difficult to move up.

  10. Residence Director

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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 State University part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    professional development funding, supervision experience, budget management experience

    Cons

    Periods of high work loads/unpredictable hours, Decentralized units

  11. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    Great pay
    Good experience
    Worked to put me into a class I was interested in

    Cons

    Not always challenged by supervising professor.

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