State of North Carolina Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
47 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security and audit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable environment. Decent set of benefits

    Cons

    Government politics. Legislative mandates with no funding.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    positive experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at State of North Carolina as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Had a great time defining requirements for the Health Benefit Exchange working with a professional team.

    Cons

    Lots of ambiguity making it difficult to pull the project together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    NC temporary solutions

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    Former Employee - PERSONNEL TECHNICIAN  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - PERSONNEL TECHNICIAN in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at State of North Carolina as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great state government work experience and the hours are great- 8-5 with a flexible work schedule. Also since it us a temporary agency there are part time options, etc. you can also work at another department if your current assignment ends or is not working.

    Cons

    Awful customer service, rude employees at temporary agency. Also for a long time you could not submit time sheets online or by fax so you had to drive there and drop them off. I think this has changed however. Also temporary employees do not get benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The temporary agency needs to coach customer service skills to its employees. Many times when I called for pay stubs or time sheets the employees were rude and unhelpful. My employer also had issues with them making mistakes on the invoices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Salaries and Preferential Treatment of Employees

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    Current Employee - Insurance Company Examiner  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Insurance Company Examiner in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    No pros other than a boring job.

    Cons

    Very low salaries and no potential for salary increases. At the mercy of the the legislature. Poor manager who act like dictators. Most managers hand pick employees they want to give a promotion to justify a salary increase. Employees almost work for free. No opportunity for improvement or advancement. Young people rdon't come to work for the state. Not your employer of choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to all employees. Stop low balling salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to provide a good work life balance.

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Specialist  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - IT Systems Specialist in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It is a place where you can keep your skills sharp. You have flexibility in your schedulre and your managers understand that you have a family life. Co-workers are nice as there is no rat race to reach the top.

    Cons

    Low salaries and infrequent pay raises. Motivation level is low as there are no rewards for hard work. Red tape and bureaucracy is high and some people just do not do much work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should try innovative ways to motivate the employees. Employes need to be given important and challenging work. It is ok to fail and learn than not to try at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    code monkey

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Short hours, stable job with decent pay

    Cons

    Lower than average pay, stagnation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dunno

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great opportunity to learn about political process and to refine crisis communication skills.

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    Current Employee - Information Communication Specialist III  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Information Communication Specialist III in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Once employment milestones are reached, there is job security.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for career advancement; salary increases dependent on legislative action rather than being performance based; resources are limited to update technology, especially communications technology needs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Job stability but low pay

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    Current Employee - Magistrate  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Magistrate in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    The job is relatively stable, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Salaries are dreadfully below private sector, statutory raises have been frozen and will be for the foreseeable future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Recommended for those needing a flexible part-time schedule, but agency rarely hires FT permanent positions w/ benefits

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    Former Employee - Public Health Survey Interviewer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Public Health Survey Interviewer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at State of North Carolina part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedules with day, evening, and weekend hours available. This job may be ideal for students, retirees, and those who don't need health insurance or other benefits, as agency does not provide any benefits to its temporary employees no matter how many years they work there.

    Cons

    There is very little opportunity to move into full-time permanent positions with benefits. The pay, while above minimum wage, is quite low. Due to government budget cuts, the agency provides neither raises (annual or otherwise) nor bonuses for its temporary employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Opportunities for advancement, annual raises, and bonuses or other incentives (besides flexible work schedules) would allow agency to retain good employees longer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Boring, but easy.

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  West Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in West Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Never really anything challenging to do.

    Cons

    Bosses in a different location are completely unaware (or just don't care) about this department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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