State of North Carolina

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State of North Carolina Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
53 Reviews
2.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The state had develped many policies to foster work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Job security, good work life balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay in relation to private sector (same job) (in 4 reviews)

  • No raises for many of the last 10 years (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    I loved my job, but the pay is horrible.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of North Carolina

    Pros

    Great work place, flexible hours, training available

    Cons

    Pay was horrible. I felt like I should be making more

  2.  

    Trade off

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Life time health insurance benefits if you do the time. Mandatory retirement comes in handy in the end.

    Cons

    Mandatory retirement makes the ole paycheck very small . Contribution of employee is 6% but the state contributes very little. No raises. They do reward with time off but the workload in the DSS area does not allow you to take it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    State of North Carolina Employee for 14 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and retirement system are fairly good. Good accrual of time off.

    Cons

    Turnover rate in certain areas high which causes cycling changes in work schedule and coverage. Management poor in areas which includes poor communication, favortism, lack of concern or appreciation for staff as one sometimes feel just like a body to cover a shift, consistency poor. Teamwork poor at times among staff with lots of workplace gossip. Stagnating pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with staff, exercise fairness across the board to include enforcement of policy and procedures to all employees. Listen to staff suggestions. Encourage staff to come to management to discuss arising problems and/or situations.

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  5.  

    Terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Court Clerk in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Court Clerk in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and monday though friday

    Cons

    supervisor, pay, state is cheap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Average

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

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

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation
    Office culture

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    No money for professional development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work, compensation below average

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Clerk
    Current Employee - Deputy Clerk

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

    Pros

    Most workers are friendly and there is always something to keep you busy. You stay involved with community and state issues.

    Cons

    Compensation is very poor and management/state supervisors rarely commend workers if they are working hard. Immediate supervisors cannot give you a raise even if they wanted to because of the politicians, most of which have no idea what it's like to work in the trenches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commend workers when they are working hard and making a difference in the office. With no/little raises, the moral in the office can be poor and giving someone praise here and there makes a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Lost and confused

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a government position, so it's perhaps less volatile than the private sector. It is almost impossible to get fired from these agencies.

    Cons

    The agency is VERY politicized.
    There is no consistency to policies or direction from one year to the next.
    No training opportunities exist.
    Advancement is not possible without moving to another agency.
    Like all state jobs, raises happen rarely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reform of state government and restructuring of these kinds of commissions is the only hope for improvement in both performance and employee satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Nurse investigator in abise, neglect, misappropriation of drugs/money for nonlicensed personnel in health care settings.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse Investigator in Bethania, NC
    Former Employee - Nurse Investigator in Bethania, NC

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from my home. Challenging. Court appearances/

    Cons

    Supervisor had no people skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    State Government is no longer a career option

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Steady work hours, easy to maintain work-life balance

    Cons

    No longer dependable and constant, the whims of the legislature leads to instability and inability to do one's job effectively

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    No Pros submitted at this time.

    Cons

    Does not reward employee loyalty, infested with cronyism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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