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North Carolina State University Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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North Carolina State University Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson
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Pros
  • "Helpful colleagues, friendly work environment" (in 68 reviews)

  • "They worked around your schedule to make sure you had a school and work-life balance" (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons to working here" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Salary can be a bit higher for graduate students - help us decrease the stress" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Fun Summer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina State University full-time

    Pros

    Not much work, decent money

    Cons

    I honestly had none, it was a really fun summer with a really fun team. Although sometimes the tasks given were very tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Rehire Miriam, best boss I have ever had!


  2. "Student life is good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University full-time

    Pros

    The university has top rated professors

    Cons

    The rigidity of the graduate school can be somewhat annoying.

  3. "Maintenance Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Carolina State University full-time

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and work is easy

    Cons

    The pay is not good and management is not reliable.


  4. "Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work. Great students. Interesting and worldly colleagues.

    Cons

    Ageism. Management is not aware of the amount of work done beyond 40 hour schedule. No opportunity to take allocated vacation time.


  5. "Research Assitant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You choose your own hours.
    You learn a lot and get paid.

    Cons

    The income is low.
    You have to wait and see each semester if they renew your employment


  6. "Decent work for a student"

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    Current Employee - Facility Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Facility Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great potential for upward mobility, effort is appreciated, work is easy and looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, extreme emphasis on professionalism, suffers from "customer is always right" syndrome.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind that students are students and their time can be spread fairly thin.


  7. "Student and employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Carolina State University part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent health care.

    Cons

    Very low pay as expected by a university.

    Advice to Management

    Support faculty who are focused on students rather than research.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina State University part-time

    Pros

    Under leadership of chancellor Randy Woodson, the research culture in NCSU at present is very healthy, upbeat, collaborative and interdisciplinary. Staffs are also very supportive to graduate research assistants.

    Cons

    Student fees and living cost rise in a very steep fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Don't rob your students too hard. They don't have much left.


  9. "Postdoctoral fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina State University full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting edge research facilities

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement and minimal pay


  10. "Tech Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina State University full-time

    Pros

    Great vacay
    sick leave
    flexible
    location
    no micro managing

    Cons

    pay
    mangement
    no growth
    low pay
    low pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay your personnel at the market rate so they dont leave


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