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North Carolina State University Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice work environment good campus (in 55 reviews)

  • efficiency of progress towards a doctorate can allow for a manageable work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is really good really no cons (in 20 reviews)

  • The funding for graduate students is limited (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Good For Students"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours to match schedules and Understanding Supervisors

    Cons

    There is a lot of times where you are expected to find things to do although there may not be any.


  2. "I wish good managers existed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Applications Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits. That is really all I can says there is not much good I can say. The place, for me, has no real pros.

    Cons

    Everything but the health benefits. They make you pay for parking, force you to take out 6% for retirement, let people get away with not working at all while people who work hard get everything dumped on them.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people who work hard. Write up and fire useless, lazy employees. If you treat your hard working dedicated people badly, they will leave.


  3. "PhD Candidate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Morehead City, NC
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Morehead City, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good resources, great access to other institution resources as well. Overall not a bad place to pursue a PhD, examine other local choices too.

    Cons

    Benefits are not great, as is the case with nearly all other state government-related agencies and institutions in North Carolina. Keep that in mind.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits, improve pay and resources available to graduate students and that will promote further recruitment of good candidates.


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  5. "easy place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Peoplesoft Technical Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Peoplesoft Technical Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment good campus

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind


  6. "Resident Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at North Carolina State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Aid in college costs such as housing and meal plan.

    Cons

    Restrictive, At-will-hiring, not supportive of employees.


  7. "laboratory assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina State University part-time

    Pros

    promotes research, flexible work hours, treats employees with diligence, better for long term research

    Cons

    no cons of this company

    Advice to Management

    need better employee orientation, resource management and fund management.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Career Services Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Services Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Career Services Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The student population is really great to work with compared to some other schools. The administration is pretty reasonable. Most co-workers are very friendly. Benefits are State of NC benefits and are pretty good. Plus, there's a lot of annual leave days and a pretty decent retirement plan. Communication from leadership is pretty open.

    Cons

    Depending on your department, you may or may not get much onboarding, though the onboarding process for the university as a whole is fantastic. There's never enough money to do what you want to do, but people are pretty resourceful about figuring out new ways to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Standard onboarding processes across departments and provide department leaders more training on managing employees and creating cohesive office environments.


  9. "Information Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Information Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working in Talley Student Union. Management was helpful and supportive of student employees. Was able do work on school work when not busy at the information desk. Environment was friendly and fun. I enjoyed going to work.

    Cons

    Often poor communication between student staff members. Hard to find answers for guests because of coworkers lack of interest. It was a frustrating job when you couldn't answer a guest's question.

    Advice to Management

    Try to include all employees in committees. Normally only the same employees got to be on a committee before anyone else got a chance to sign up. Reach out to all employees. Otherwise great job.


  10. "Fun and relax research environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Really good mentor
    - Healthy Environment

    Cons

    - Tight funding
    - Limited opportunity


  11. "Director of Communications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Scholarly work environment, excellent colleagues, variation of responsibilities

    Cons

    high-pressure environment; focus on budget over academics



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