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State of North Carolina Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Stable work, good benefits and offers work-life balance and flexible work options (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits and paid time off (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, not room for career growth (in 10 reviews)

  • There are no merit-based raises, and you will sometimes receive no raises or COLAs for consecutive years (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of different tasks and jobs associated, but a fair job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Depending on what you do, it can always be busy and keep you challenged with something new. Decent pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Can get boring if you're doing the same thing. Dealing with the people can become exhausting. Hard to move up, easy to get stuck.


  2. "assistant general counsel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    great work life balance here.

    Cons

    not very challenging sometimes, boring

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Long hiring process"

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

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

    Pros

    Dental and health and hours and coworkers

    Cons

    Long hiring process. It may take months to hear from them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in contact with canidates and selected interviewees they may take a another position because they think they are no longer being considered.


  4. "Too political & unstable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Up until this election year, I really enjoyed my work.

    Cons

    Too political. Things can change overnight. I came to state government for stability. This has been the least stable job I've ever had. Also, it's definitely WHO you know, not what you know.


  5. "Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great hours, great location

    Cons

    Low pay, not room for career growth


  6. "Prosecutor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant District Attorney
    Current Employee - Assistant District Attorney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady job with benefits. Good legal experience doing real legal work. Reasonable work hours. You get to see something new every day.

    Cons

    Extremely underpaid. Especially compared to other attorneys who work for the state of NC in other areas. Pay is based more on years experience as opposed to merit and ability.


  7. "Youth Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not hard work, unlimited ot

    Cons

    Supervisors can be annoying, overdoing things

    Advice to Management

    Improve morale of employees

  8. "Judge"

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    Former Employee - Judge in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Judge in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work; independence; good retirement plan for judges

    Cons

    35th in the nation for salary; legislature has adversarial relationship with judges, low regard for state employees

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and learn to appreciate and appropriately compensate state employees


  9. "good starting job"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good benefits, some nice people to work with

    Cons

    low salary, no room to move up. no cross training


  10. "Judicial Assistant for Caseflow Management"

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    Current Employee - Court Judicial Assistant
    Current Employee - Court Judicial Assistant
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Work flexible, Strong organizational structure, Interdepartmental collaboration

    Cons

    Compensation, Lack of job mobility, high amounts of people traffic.


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