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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  1. "Admin Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Management, Positive Work Environment, Good Benefits

    Cons

    State Politics made work more difficult and funding unstable


  2. "HS Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Science Teacher in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Science Teacher in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    steady salary and high demand

    Cons

    Having to deal with delinquent (and sometimes dangerous) students

    Advice to Management

    Nothing they don't know; smaller class sizes and more capable male teachers would be helpful.


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    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Public School Teacher in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Public School Teacher in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the kids and teachers. Good holiday breaks.

    Cons

    Political/social pressures, overwhelming and unattainable workload, rarely had free wkd without bags of paperwork, several unprofessional/unethical actions at central office


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  5. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Work directly impacts K12 students of NC.
    - Opportunity to meet and work with some great K12 school staff.
    - Opportunity to travel through out the gorgeous NC mountains.

    Cons

    Reimbursement for travel expenses can be a slow process.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wake Forest, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wake Forest, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supporting education across the state

    Cons

    Shifting politics can be challenging


  7. "Great place for innovative educational professionals to flourish"

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    Former Employee - Director, Digital Teaching & Learning in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Director, Digital Teaching & Learning in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative senior leadership, committed work force, flexible hours, a place where educational professionals can realy make a difference

    Cons

    in a glass house, with governor and general assembly not necessarily in agreement on how North Carolina's public schools should be governed, assisted, and evaluated

    Advice to Management

    stay collaborative, foster more leadership from within


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    "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with children is my life calling, so in being a teacher I am able to do that.

    Cons

    State government, the current Legislative leadership and the governor seem to have a secret agenda of causing the Public School system to fail. Every year that I have worked here it gets worse. The quality of what I teach gets lower. Money is spent on testing, and data collection. Technology does not teach kids like a great teacher. Classroom technology has lots of problems. Schools, parents and teachers work for years to buy pads or laptops and in just a few years of use they are old or broken. The state government does everything possible to lower teachers salaries and benefits. They keep telling the citizens that teachers are failing and our schools are failing. Teachers have to test test test and can teach only what is given to them to teach. Then they blame the lack of progress on us. We have near 0 leeway to be creative and to design our own instruction. We are constantly being monitored to be sure we use the curriculum given to us . Teachers were very upset at a recent meeting when we were told by administrators to use more projects and creativity. But they are the very ones who made is so hard to be creative. This is an exasperating situation. Teachers are miserable but put on their best Happy Face each morning because we love children and know that each child deserves the best.

    Advice to Management

    Let teachers teach. Tell us the standards, or the Common Core or what ever, then let us do our job. Stop all the testing. Someone is making money off of all this, not us that's for sure. Its so sad.


  9. "Great place, but favoritism"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you are friends with someone in charge which a lot of hires seem to be. However, there are many divisions, so I can't say this is true for other divisions outside of the one I worked for. Supervisors favor some employees and the disparity in salaries shows.

    Cons

    See my above pros comment regarding favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equal


  10. "More fiefdoms than Game of Thrones"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, lots of days off/vacation. Some good people.

    Cons

    The management there is in a constant war for territory with other managers. It's a miserable situation to be in, where you are trying to do your job, but constantly caught up in the machinations of upper management for more headcount/power.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your staff, stop letting petty power-plays drive the organizational direction.


  11. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Online Facilitator/Instructional Designer/Technical Writer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Online Facilitator/Instructional Designer/Technical Writer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my position there.

    Cons

    Would have liked to stay with the state.


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