State of North Carolina Reviews

Updated April 6, 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 for many of the last 10 years (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. State Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    accrued time off. Out when you need to be

    Cons

    Inefficient, stuck in one place, no pay increases ever

  2. good benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits, great co-workers, staffing ratios are great

    Cons

    lots of down time, not being utilized to my full potential,

    Advice to Management

    let LPNs do what they were trained to do and treat them as nurses

  3. New to state government, too soon to have any reflections.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great to be working for the citizens of this state.

    Cons

    The organizational culture is well behind the times.

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  5. Good Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. If you have the willingness and desire, you can learn a lot. If you lack initiative, this is not the place for you.

    Cons

    Wages could be more competitive with the private sector. Seems to be very management heavy. More worker-bees would be an improvement.

  6. Would be a good job if the pay was better and employees were more accountable. Too many retired in place workers.

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    Current Employee - Forest Service
    Current Employee - Forest Service

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Lot's of comp time off earned but at the expense of being paid overtime pay.

    Cons

    Depending upon were you work will make or break you. Some areas have a lot of complaining and others the people accept that they will not get rich but make the best of it.
    The State is VERY cheap. No money to do projects right. Outdated equipment for some important things but crazy money is spent of items that could be rented for a lot less.
    Uncertainty over if a retirement will be there for you.

    Advice to Management

    Performance based salary increases.

  7. Attorney

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place to work and flexible hours

    Cons

    low salaries and working conditions are not very professional

    Advice to Management

    better salaries

  8. Fun, but no money.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun, laid-back atmosphere at times.

    Cons

    Few pay raises. No opportunity for advancement.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Trade off

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

    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.

  11. I loved my job, but the pay is horrible.

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    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

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