North Carolina State University Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2021

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North Carolina State University Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson
W. Randolph Woodson
517 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, great work environment,(in 109 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and lot to learn(in 46 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "graduate students barely make a living wage(in 30 reviews)

  • "State agency, Low salary, No Increases(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Employment

      15 May 2021 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Very good place to be

      Cons

      Cant think of any right now

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      A great university until it became “woke”

      15 Jun 2021 - Professor in Raleigh, NC
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      Pros

      Used to be a great university with great leadership, faculty, staff and students.

      Cons

      University leaders and deans are obsessed with race. We receive multiple emails per day reminding everyone of “white privilege” (which is not a thing). Each time a news event occurs it is politicized by the Chancellor and Deans (George Floyd trial was inappropriately noted as a racial crime, despite no evidence of such, and leaders took the position of celebrating a guilty verdict for the officer involved). The university actually has a policy that prohibits employees from engaging in political activities while at work (it’s a fireable offense), yet the institution’s leaders literally do it everyday. Extremely left-winged leadership has ruined the university for the reasonable people that work there.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      NCSU

      16 Jun 2021 - Postdoctoral Scholar in Raleigh, NC
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      Pros

      Good environment, data based evaluation, equal opportunity

      Cons

      Probably not a good place to have lots of fun.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good for a student looking to work part time

      14 Jun 2021 - Community Assistant 
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      Pros

      - flexible hours and short shifts - homework could be done during work - training is comprehensive and asking questions in encouraged - friendly employee environment

      Cons

      - potential to be scheduled late at night - working alone at a desk - logging packages was time consuming and overwhelming

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good environment

      9 Jun 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule if you are a student.

      Cons

      Limited hours you can work.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Mixed bag

      4 Jun 2021 - Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
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      Pros

      Dedicated colleagues, meaningful work, decent benefits package (though not as generous as other state school/local government jobs).

      Cons

      No cost-of-living adjustments due to state budgeting so every year you get paid less. You have to pay for parking, which is ridiculous, especially for jobs that can be done fully remotely. Workload is crushing—rather than get another NCSU branded item, I’d prefer appropriate staffing and raises because putting money in shows employee appreciation IMO

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Big university

      16 Jun 2021 - Associate Director 
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      Pros

      Resources are available due to size

      Cons

      Like many universities there’s a lot of red tape

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good for Student Workers

      14 Jun 2021 - Food Service Worker in Raleigh, NC
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      Pros

      Flexible with hours. Decent pay.

      Cons

      Pay is okay, but fairly close to minimum wage. Other opportunities may pay better.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent atmosphere

      3 Jun 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Raleigh, NC
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      Pros

      Best place to do research

      Cons

      Salary is not high for postdoc work

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      State Government, what can you say

      14 Jun 2021 - Manager, Genomics Core Facility in Raleigh, NC
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      Pros

      Steady work, descent benefits, stability and job-security

      Cons

      Overworked, lower pay scales, limited resources and work/life balance

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