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North Carolina State University Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
281 Reviews
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281 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Makerspace & Ask Us Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    Fun job and got to help students and faculty in an amazing library

    Cons

    sometime became mundane and hectic during high-use hours

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    Awesome work environment, always loved my coworkers

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

    I worked at North Carolina State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was a student worker who worked as a Community Assistant and was promoted to Community Assistant Coordinator. Looking back, that was the most satisfied I have ever been with a job. Great boss, no drama, and truly enjoyed the job.

    Cons

    Creating employee schedules was the worst part just because of everyone's class schedules. It was a minor bump in the road. My workers were always happy to help out however they could.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I have been working on a PhD at NC State in the Biomedical Engineering department for 4 1/2 years.

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment for collaboration, personal and professional development. Cross campus department in College of Engineering and School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.

    Cons

    Small department, small research labs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A well place

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    Former Employee - Community Assistant
    Former Employee - Community Assistant

    I worked at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    Nice managers
    Good hours
    Good interactions with other people
    NC State believes in growing and training of employees
    I loved interacting with students

    Cons

    Little flexibility and growth
    Hard to get time off
    Rigid schedule and some protocols were unnecessary
    Peak hours can be tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Membership Services Specialist

    Former Employee - Membership Services Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Membership Services Specialist in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at North Carolina State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment for a college student

    Cons

    Better scheduling and more hours wanted

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    University Special Events Office

    Current Employee - University Special Events in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - University Special Events in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina State University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    NC State University is a great environment to work in. The many staff members I work with are hard-working, innovative, and always focusing towards improving NC State's Community.

    Cons

    The only challenge I have working is that I am also currently enrolled full time as a student. The internship is very rewarding and I wish that I could devote more time into it.

  8.  

    The inorganic chemistry department is growing in talent, instrumental capabilities, and prestige.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    Good flexibility in terms of scheduling and autonomy for graduate students, depending on your research advisor.

    Cons

    Some organizations within the university are a bureaucratic nightmare.

  9.  

    Exciting place to work with great people who know what they're doing

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for personal growth, good leadership and management, flexible schedules, coworkers easy to interact with, nice modern office space

    Cons

    Communication tenuous at times, open office space shared with people from other organizations can make for awkwardness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Depends on who you work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    Your life as a graduate student will entirely depend on the boss you choose.

    Cons

    Not the highest ranked or most prestigious school.

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    Great Experience as a TA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    - Great support from the GSSP - health insurance, tuition
    - Helpful mentors
    - Lots of professional development opportunities
    - Raleigh is a nice city - not too big, not too small

    Cons

    - North Carolina State University is a large institution. It's easy to get lost if you don't connect with mentors.

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