North Carolina State University Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • The work -life balance is wonderful (in 11 reviews)

  • Good work environment if you get into the right lab (in 20 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)

  • Department politics can sometimes get in the way of productivity, but that is to be expected of any company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. research assistant

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

    I worked at North Carolina State University (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It is a very nice research environment. The lab safely is aways the top priority. Everyone is welling to help you.

    Cons

    The salary is just ok. I am pretty satisfied with the life and work balance there.


  2. Licensing Analyst

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    Former Employee - Licensing Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Licensing Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at North Carolina State University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The atmosphere is more collaborative than competitive. The team is highly talented with abundant knowledge. The office of technology transfer is very good place for learning pretty much everything.

    Cons

    The pay maybe slightly less.

    Advice to Management

    The management is very efficient and well-structured.


  3. Go Wolfpack!

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina State University (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful campus, with a strong student pride and lot of amenities. Good working environment with a nice Postdoctoral Association.

    Cons

    Centennial and Central Campus are not well connected


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  5. ncsu

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    good academic environment, professor will teach research assistant some useful knowledge in hot research area. if you want experimental experience, you will find it great. here it is well respected. Professors are great here.

    Cons

    requires publications. limited fundings and hard work. Engineering students find it good here, but not sure for other major. some professors donnot care too much about students life but research.


  6. Teaching Assistance

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at North Carolina State University (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your time is flexible compared with LA; The job is Not a load for a student; You can learn a lot from this experience.

    Cons

    No Cons at all for this opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    You can make your degree as special and great or as little and easy as you want. Most faculty are very open to helping you make your degree.

    Cons

    Some faculty can be difficult to work with. HR/ bookkeeping can be a pain to deal with depending on your situation.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work with students to help enhance their degree and help to prepare them for future jobs.


  8. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Carolina State University part-time

    Pros

    I worked at the gym through my time in undergrad. Flexible schedule, room for advancement.

    Cons

    Very limited pay raises, even being there for 3+ years.


  9. Temporary Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Raleigh, NC

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

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

    Pros

    I can work varying hours and from home when resonable. It's a very independent position.

    Cons

    There are not any cons that I can think of as of now. Everything is great for me.


  10. Good experience for recent graduates

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    There was flexibility around the job. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Little room to grow. Academic environment can at times have little structure. Repetition can be expected


  11. Change is Hard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    Great professional development and access to learning and innovation

    Cons

    No reinforcement to use the learning and professional development. Stagnant pay, poorly trained leaders and managers

    Advice to Management

    Get out in the trenches to really see what is going on



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