North Carolina State University Employee Reviews about "graduate students"

Updated Sep 2, 2020

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  1. "Graduate Student"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at North Carolina State University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    provides above average student pay

    Cons

    graduate students barely make a living wage

  2. "Average"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Health insurance and tuition support with stipend

    Cons

    Graduate students have to pay same fees as undergraduates


  3. "Great school to perform research and be connected to local businesses."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Depending on the which department and research group you join, there are some research groups which are equipped and the researcher can carry out descent research. There is a modern, quite brand new library on Centennial campus and great gym on the main campus.

    Cons

    The university dinning place on the Centennial campus does not serve food with high variety and high quality, apposed to dinning rooms on the main campus. Moreover, some departments require the graduate students pay high fees to the Engineering school.

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  4. "Academic research"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great opportunities too learn new skills with the help of someone who is more experienced in the field

    Cons

    Graduate students are typically not paid the best but that is for most academic settings

  5. "Depends on your advisor"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Raleigh is a great place to live

    Cons

    Typical graduate student cons - low pay, long hours

  6. Helpful (1)

    "work environment depends on specific situation"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart, helpful people working at the university. The chancellor is a kind and competent leader. The libraries and librarians are great. My experience in my advisor's lab has been very positive.

    Cons

    The university has initiatives to support students struggling from sexual harassment or problems with their advisor, but students (especially graduate students who don't have a university academic advisor) don't really know about these services. There is an underlying misogynistic culture in some departments.

  7. "Graduate research assistant"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina State University

    Pros

    Graduate student stipends are competitive

    Cons

    Graduate student work life balance is notoriously poor

  8. "Graduate Student"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interdisciplinary research in a great environment

    Cons

    Low pay for graduate students

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  9. "Research Assistant"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    I have been working at North Carolina State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very smart colleagues, who constantly support and help you grow.

    Cons

    As with all graduate student roles, there is a certain amount of uncertainity.

  10. "NCSU graduate student"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    North Carolina State University offers decent health insurance for graduate students - the program is Blue Cross and cheap and high quality care is also provided on campus.

    Cons

    North Carolina State University, as a public institution, has a low funding for graduate students in comparison to national standards. They also do not offer dental insurance.

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