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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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  1. "Good Help with limited funding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best parts of working through DPI include learning new ways to implement and illustrate student educational success. The information and tools provided were effective, current, and well facilitated.

    Cons

    The downside to DPI is the limited about of funding that has to be distributed to so many needy students.


  2. "Lots of Turnover for a reason"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a great deal about special education and the law

    Cons

    No one is truly valued for what they know and skills brought to the table. Look at turnover in the section where you are applying. If there has been more than 50% turnover in 3 years or under a certain leader, definitely question that.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging professional employees. You hire adults to be consultants within the EC division and other divisions, not teenagers. You are driving away highly qualified employees within their specialty areas at a rapid pace and no one seems to care. Section leaders need leadership training--not management. Look at the difference between a leader and a manager. Best move I ever made was leaving.

  3. "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.


  4. "Nutrition Director"

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    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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time working at NC Dept of Public Instruction. I learned a lot and worked with some great people

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to add to this section

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any details to add to this section

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    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Public Instruction full-time

    Pros

    Big and huge environment

    Cons

    Management and employees are dishonest, harassment, fake statement and bully other employees. People works there is afraid of loss job; therefore, won't say anything.

    Advice to Management

    June Atkinson doesn't have any management experience or education.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. "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.


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