North Carolina State University Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Services Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Student Services Coordinator in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good people to work with, walkable to shops and restaurants

    Cons

    Pay is not that great and haven't had any pay raises for 5 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great, never had any issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Little room for growth, low pay, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with diverse students, faculty and staff

    Cons

    Very little room for growth/advancement; Low salaries and little to no increases in the past several years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training/mentorship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Getting paid while pursuing a doctorate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary provides a level of flexibility due to cheap living conditions in the Raleigh area. Depending on professor, the hours required vs. efficiency of progress towards a doctorate can allow for a manageable work/life balance. I chose correctly.

    Cons

    As a graduate student you are compensated for "half time" (ie 20 hours per week) but expected to work whatever it takes to get the job done (dependent on professor's expectations).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to get a raise every now and again to deal with the rise in rental prices/cost of living (Graduate research assistants at Duke receive +$1000 each year).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Nice Campus, Low Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The Centennial Campus is wonderful. Lots of new buildings and labs. Staff is always quick to make sure you get paid on time etc. (Which isn't always the case for graduate students.)

    Cons

    The pay is not very high compared to many other schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer higher RAs in order to attract better students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. great awesome for a culinary cook

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grill Cook Prep in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Grill Cook Prep in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    learning to cook for a crowd

    Cons

    no health benefits or hours low pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Athletic Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    Everything about working for the athletic department was a joy. My co-workers and superiors we're all an ease to work with and made my internship that much better.

    Cons

    It's hard to find a con about my time working there. If I had to point out a negative it would be the that parking is very scarce so first come, first serve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. NC State - Leader of the Pack!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Services Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Support Services Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina State University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, HR Training and IT Support, Management

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more promotions within the same career band

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. A good place to work, but navigating business administration is frustrating.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Great scholarly environment. Many faculty are doing great science, and the atmosphere is very collegial.

    Cons

    The business administration is not nearly as helpful as I have experienced at other institutions. Purchasing, grant submission, reimbursement are all more challenging than they need to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much bureaucratic red tape to be really efficient at your job. One example - why have an online leave system, yet make employees turn in printed paper copies of their leave twice per year?

    Recommends
  10. Fantastic place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great place and nice people

    Cons

    Funding is always a problem for state college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. It is a great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    People work together to make a nice work environment. There is considerable flexibility in order to provide a good work life balance. Communication is genuinely encouraged.

    Cons

    The compensation is not competitive. The experiences people have vary widely depending on the department.

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