State of North Carolina Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Pros
  • The state had develped many policies to foster work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • The benefits and retirement system are fairly good (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • NO RAISES, Promotion salary cap (in 5 reviews)

  • The atmosphere was very hierarchical and mid-level managers seemed very focused on keeping lower level employees "in their place" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Stock clerk II

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedules,Its a State job

    Cons

    Working on weekends, with little or no help from superiors.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more help for the weekends.


  2. Business and Technology Application Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Making a difference to citizens of NC.

    Cons

    Not many growth opportunities.


  3. Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    Working for your state. People are great to work with.

    Cons

    no raises, some management not cut out to be management. Sometimes it is the same way we have always done it attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Give people an opportunity to change things for the better. Take out managers that do not know how to manage.


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  5. Division of Prisons

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of North Carolina (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady pay, chance for advancement.

    Cons

    Staff is very difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Attract better employees if possible.


  6. Good Old Boys

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Judicial Branch Employee
    Current Employee - Judicial Branch Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Retirement, health insurance better than most, 401K and other deferred compensation plan.

    Cons

    No raises in last 7 years unless you are owed a political favor! Then you will receive a 20% raise or an appointment as a Director because you campaigned across the state for the boss.

    Advice to Management

    Appoint competent employees, not those who think more of themselves than others.


  7. Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Company Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Company Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The leadership is very good, every team member is heard all the way to the top.

    Cons

    The pay isn't what it should be for a police officer


  8. HR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good networking opportunities for recent graduates.

    Cons

    Bad pay scale and grades for talent.


  9. It aint what it used to be..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Bankers hours, paid holidays, great insurance compared to other companies, very reasonable as well. I paid $14 a month for myself with the discounts on the 80/20 plan.

    Cons

    Some positions state 8-5 but really tun out to be more like 7-7. No pay raises. Management is very cliquish. Will not stand up for their employees when needed. Obvious like of some employees while blatant dislike for others. Not very professional at all. No advancement. No tuition reimbursement for non CJ staff. Low pay compared to other states. High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    You should never let your personal feelings of friendship with your employees get in the way of being fair and impartial to all employees. Needs a better family medical plan. Needs to find a way to retain good employees.


  10. Good benefit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    State has good benefits. Laid back and usually good work environments. Also has good retirement. Always looking to hire new employees.

    Cons

    The state always has jobs available but are extremely slow in hiring. Can be very difficult to move up once you have found a job.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to employees. Usually work very hard, harder than in the corporate world, and have very little reward or appreciation shown.


  11. Great People, Unfortunate Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with some very talented people.

    Cons

    Lack of resources, downsizing, lack of staff



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