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"Great benefits if you like clerks who hang around long enough to get promoted to your boss"

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

Pros

Many employees are genuinely committed to the work they do and performing their duties with the utmost dilligence. The facilities are clean and well maintained. The work location in downtown Raleigh is very pleasant to work in.

Cons

Many of the middle management members in the agency are jaded and callous about their subordinate staff and overall improvement to the work flow of the agency. They sometimes malign their staff when they bring ideas for improvement or change to their leaders. Change is a necessity to improve. Many of the middle managers and some senior ones as well, avoid change like it's a deadly disease.

Advice to Management

When you look in the mirror each day remember; change starts with you. Leadership is not a gimmick or an inspirational quote. It is seen, good or bad; and emulated by your staff. It takes courage to change and improve. It is human to be afraid sometimes and it is ok. It is not ok to turn a blind eye to your middle and junior management who steer efforts towards the status quo.

Some good examples of change that'll make a difference:
1. Take one day a month and be a shadow to one of your subordinate managers for the entire day.
Don't say much, just observe. Watch for what they do, what they don't do, how they do it and when they do it. You'll learn volumes of what your managers do good, bad and otherwise.
2. Next month do the same thing with one of the managers subordinates or sit in a cube in the section and don't announce your presence. Observe the work they do, how they interact and how they accomplish their daily tasks. Ask them for input on problems you see at the higher levels. Many times you'll see and hear things you'd not thought of.

Other Employee Reviews for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

  1. "Nutrition Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits working for the state are pretty good. The summer off for teachers and students is a plus because it makes the workload lighter.

    Cons

    Salary is low but that is to be expected with most state jobs. State jobs are much more related to politics that the average Joe realizes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and act like you are hearing them by repeating some of the things they say where and when it matters.


  2. "Right to Work State"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Educator in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can get fired at any time.

    Cons

    Not enough pay or protetion

    Advice to Management

    Avoid at all costs: training and benefits package leave to be desired.

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