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State of North Carolina Reviews

Updated April 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Stable work, good benefits and offers work-life balance and flexible work options (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits and paid time off (in 13 reviews)

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

  • Turnover is high - low pay for high responsibility (in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Laws and regulations with Pesticides applications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Pesticide Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Pesticide Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Moderate working pace and stability.

    Cons

    Low salaries and few opportunities to progress

    Advice to Management

    Better working conditions could help to increase productivity.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nurse Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule; Never a dull moment;

    Cons

    Too many supervisors and not enough workers; overwhelmed with work; job changes every couple of months; no true training when pushed into new responsibilities;

    Advice to Management

    Provide more instruction; answer questions and hire more staff to help so that the few devoted employees left do not leave. An individual is only capable of so much and cannot perform the work of what an entire unit/section used to do. Offer more positive comments and reinforcement.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Disability Determination Services"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, once you get in and last a year as long as you don't commit a felony you have a job for life .. Even if you are a terrible employee (this isn't really a pro) they just got new HR managers so this might change.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor management, poor management. Reactive never proactive. If you have an ounce of work ethic they will work you to death and promote those with zero work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Just retire. SSA needs to take you over before you run the agency into the ground.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "More Equipment Than Staff"

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

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working on some of the latest network equipment and video applications

    Cons

    No monetary incentives and no salary increase in the last 8 years makes maintaining and motivating staff difficult


  6. "Working for State Government"

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

    I have been working at State of North Carolina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable work, good benefits and offers work-life balance and flexible work options

    Cons

    Pay may not be compatible with the market.


  7. "Nurse Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and paid time off.

    Cons

    Not much room for salary advancement.


  8. "Therapeutic Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Butner, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Butner, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have been employed many years and have enjoyed everyday of my job. Having the experience of meeting so many people and being able to help them mentally and physically has really given me a purpose of life.

    Cons

    You really work very and sincerely the pay is not great, but just being able to help people has really motivated me to stay.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "The Pros & Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance & Budget Accounting Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Finance & Budget Accounting Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at State of North Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to take lunch when you want to, have an office of your own instead of the typical cubicle since a lot of state buildings are "older" buildings. You also get 12 paid holidays per year, 9 hrs paid sick time per month, and 2 personal days per year.....starting out. And, you also get on average about 12 vacation days per year starting out. Scheduling Dr. appoints and time off is usually pretty flexible. So, if you can put up with immature co-workers and people that come to work looking like hookers.....you'll be fine.

    Cons

    Not very professional, not boundaries are set, so get used to coming to work and seeing girls wearing "stretchy pants" with everything showing, 6 inch hills, bearing their chests, and wearing enough perfume to kill a horse. So, it's strongly advised you hold your breath when getting on the elevator.....(no lie); if you have any issues at work don't plan on taking them to management because nothing will be done about it as working for the state is like working in a play pin because bad behaviors are allowed to run rampant and are not dealt with appropriately; don't expect to transfer out of your job to better yourself because you won't, so whatever job you apply to be sure it's what you want to work in until the day you retire.

    Advice to Management

    I honestly do not have any advice for management because there's nothing that management can do to make state jobs any better because I realize that it's not management that makes the decisions. It's actually the executives above management that calls the shots, and so its the top executives that need to make some changes to make working at the state a better work environment. Thus, my advice would be one word....."accountability". Make people at work accountable for their bad behavior because if you don't, you are going to continue to lose valuable good employees. And, when you have a good employee, promote them. And, when an issue is going on, address.......don't send out a department wide email to "everyone" telling us ALL that "we" need to do this or that, instead you need to address the problem with that specific person that has the bad behavior and is disrespecting their co-worker.


  10. "Disability Determination Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    I gained a lot of knowledge about medical issues and interpreting medical records. NOTE: I left this agency in 2006. You don't list 2006 under Last Year at Employer.

    Cons

    This is a production oriented environment - very stressful and discriminatory.

    Advice to Management

    New management is needed.


  11. "BSA"

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

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

    Pros

    Salaruy and schedule. Was assigned to travel accross mich of the westernmpart of the state supporting couty personnel

    Cons

    Remote. Supervision was scattershot. Comminication between divisions and departments was not good. Projects suffered as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and foster better comminicstions b/w departmenys. Offer more pergormance reviews by colleGues and supervisors.


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