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  • "The people and projects working here is great.(in 114 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and after your first year you are can basically stop doing anything productive and you won’t get fired(in 91 reviews)
  • "Choose to work with your own advisor within mathematical biology; flexible hours; focus on parameter estimation techniques(in 66 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    NC State offers great graduate student training for academic and industry careers.

    Sep 11, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
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    Pros

    NC State has one of the best professional development programs available at any university. The graduate school offers workshop series and certificate programs in communication and writing. Another highly rated program is the preparing the professoriate program, designed to prepare graduate students specifically for careers in academia.

    Cons

    Graduate student stipends may not cover the cost of living in Raleigh.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Get Out as Soon as You Can

    Mar 3, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Good environment -Definitely a lot of smart students and professors around -Research will be well-regarded by others in the field because of the reputation of the school and professors

    Cons

    -As a graduate student, you'll be paid just over minimum wage for what you're doing. It's about half of what you would get paid to do the same work at a company. But, you're getting a degree to hopefully make you more money in the future. It can be long hours depending on who you work for. Ask a lot of questions about lifestyle when researching the professor you want to work for. It makes a big difference. -You really need to do a lot of work on your own to get a job and network, especially if you're looking to get a job outside of the RTP area. The school does have opportunities, but you really need to seek them out. They aren't well-advertised to graduate students.

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  4. 2.0
    Current Contractor

    TA

    Jan 21, 2021 - Graduate Assistant - Teaching in Raleigh, NC
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    Pros

    This is part of a package which pays for tuition and health insurance. The contract is for 3 of 5 years for a phd program. It is required if you get the package.

    Cons

    -it’s for graduate students so you get paid less than you would if you were a lecturer -there is a difference of $250 per semester between being an instructor and an TA—but it’s a lot more work to be an instructor. -there is minimal support (which can be a positive—you get to create your own class) -very little choice in what class you teach or TA for -the program is 5-6 years but the max years of support you can get is 3, which is ridiculous

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work/study

    Jun 23, 2021 - Doctoral Graduate Student Researcher 
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    Pros

    Kind environment, lots of resources available

    Cons

    Some graduate students struggle with funding sources

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great program!

    Jan 9, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    North Carolina State University is a power house!

    Cons

    Salary for graduate students is not super high

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

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

    Jul 6, 2020 - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
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    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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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Would Recommend

    Jan 12, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
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    Pros

    A competitive research institution located in a great city.

    Cons

    Being a graduate student means I can't take advantage of the great location as much as I want to.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Overall good work experience

    Feb 7, 2021 - Research Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Extremely nice work environment for employees

    Cons

    Lower salary for some departments graduate students

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Graduate Student

    Sep 2, 2020 - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
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    Pros

    provides above average student pay

    Cons

    graduate students barely make a living wage

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Average

    Aug 26, 2020 - Graduate Research Assistant in Raleigh, NC
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    Pros

    Health insurance and tuition support with stipend

    Cons

    Graduate students have to pay same fees as undergraduates

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