State of North Carolina

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State of North Carolina Reviews

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

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.  

    After nearly 17 years of service within NC State government, it is time for a change.

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, Job opportunities, Senior management

    Cons

    NO RAISES, Promotion salary cap

  2.  

    Few diamonds in an organization of Rough...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rehabilitation Counselor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Rehabilitation Counselor in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Job security, good work life balance

    Cons

    No raises, little room for advancement, peers are largely functioning at a lower level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fill a spot, especially a management/supervisory spot, with whomever is available. Wait until there is someone who can adequately do the job. This creates a dangerous cycle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    I wanted a lifetime caareer, but politics forced me out.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generally stable employment, comp time, good vacation/holidays, 3 days a year of community service time, SOME good managers and coworkers, feeling you are aiding the people of the state.

    Cons

    Political environment since 2013 is ridiculous. Right-wing politicians forcing out untold institutional knowledge and hiring their donors, who know nothing about the job or field. Nowhere is this worse than in DHHS.

    Low salaries and a grande total of 1.2% raise in 6 years. Benefits are generally below-market except for vacation time (much contrary to popular opinion, where everything thinks state employees reap in the benefits--that hasn't been true for decades). Hard to fire people, so the only way to get rid of bad employees if to make life miserable for all. Naturally this has the opposite effect, since the first ones to leave are the GOOD employees who can find something else where they are treated with dignity and respect.

    When the Legislature is in Session, work becomes absolutely chaotic as everyone scrambles to answer often ridiculous and uninformed questions from Legislators which instantly trump all other work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management = The Governor. Stop calling state employees "seat warmers"! Encourage your Department Secretaries and Commissioners to hire based on merit, experience, and knowledge, NOT on how much money they gave to your campaign! You can't expect talented emplyees to stay in such an environment of nepotism and favoritism. This needs to start at the very top, with the Secretaries and Commissioners--hire based on background and knowledge, not on campaign contributions and politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Low paying

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant IV in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Office Assistant IV in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Stable work, work is fairly easy.

    Cons

    Low paying, no annual raises, and cap on promotional raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Some areas are good, some are not so good

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Steady job, interesting work (at times).

    Cons

    The working structure is very much like a fiefdom, from top to bottom. Some of the kingdoms can get out of hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix/unify the entire state working structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Mediocrity

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had a great boss.

    Cons

    Like I said I had a great boss, but no longer there due to politics.

  8. 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable environment. Decent set of benefits

    Cons

    Government politics. Legislative mandates with no funding.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    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 (less than an 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
  10. 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    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 (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

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