North Carolina Central University Employer Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
North Carolina Central University
Job Work/Life Balance
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Durham. North Carolina – May 15, 2013
Pros: meeting new people
A typical day at work consists of assisting the assistant director of international affairs and the program manager with the day to day operations of the office. This may consist of answering phones, emails, ordering supplies, checks, scheduling meetings, catering, etc. My co-workers and I are a great team and work very well together. The hardest part – more... of the job is keeping track of the international students and their schedules. The most enjoyable is the diversity ecountered when meeting new faculty and students. – less
Volunteer Worker (Former Employee), Durham, NC – April 29, 2013
I worked in the orientation office as a volunteer. So I didn't get paid and there was no secure job here for me. I did it for the experience. I loved being around college students like myself. Especially during the summer with all the freshmen coming in. It was a great feeling to help so many people in starting their college career.
Visiting Instructor (Former Employee), Durham, NC – February 3, 2013
Pros: teaching was a joy
Cons: without a ph.d., there was a limit on what i could hope for.
Visiting teaching staff with no terminal degree had no possibility of full time employment. Compensation was good, but no benefits for part-time, visiting faculty. Co-workers and administration all focused on helping students develop skills and increase opportunities.
Student Assistant (Former Employee), Durham, NC – December 18, 2012
Pros: flexible work hours
Cons: temporary work, strict and stern supervisor
A typical day for me as a work study student at North Carolina Central University was full of work and studying. I completed whatever tasks that my supervisor asked me to do each day. After I finished the task I was allowed to study or complete any homework assignments that I had. I learned how important it is to be professional, dress professional – more... and presentable, how essential it is to have professional and personal communication on the job, how to be on time for work, I learned how the importance of being respectful, how to complete your daily work tasks in a timely fashion and I also learned how important it is to make sure that you are qualified for a job. My supervisor was very stern and moody. The hardest part of my job was learning the learning experience and completing tasks that I had never done before. I enjoyed being able to have flexible work hours based on my school schedule. – less
Research Graduate Assistant (Former Employee), Durham, NC – December 5, 2012
Pros: publications, hours of research
Cons: hours of research and constant revisions
A typical work week would consist of meeting with my graduate adviser to obtain necessary research assignments, review previous research and make revisions to pending article for publication purposes. I learned both quantitative and qualitative research skills as well as how to analyze each data set utilizing a statistical data tool. The most enjoyable – more... part of the assistantship was the traveling that took place as a result of the research completed. – less
Student Assistant (Former Employee), Durham, NC – June 29, 2012
On a typical day of work I would come in for an hour or two in between classes and get my assignment for the day or finish a project I was assigned to do. My co-workers helped with these assignments as well.
Pros: very relaxed working environment, flexible working hours, very nice people
Cons: healthcare, benefits
A typical work day consists of me holding office hours (minimum of 10) as well as completing necessary paper work that pertains to my course as well as departmental paperwork.
The individuals within my department are very likeable and they aid in creating a very relaxed work atmosphere.
The hardest part of my job is making sure that I effectively – more... and efficiently handle the problems of my students in a timely manner. Some times it can be somewhat overwhelming, but also rewarding.
The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with the students when I am teaching because they are very interesting and perceptive. – less
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee), Durham, NC – May 18, 2012
I have learned so much thus far from working at my alma mater. The most enjoyable part of the job is impacting the lives of students. Furthermore, I work in one of the best departments at the University. We have a proven track record of producing intellectuals, and our outstanding professors are a part of that. I am proud to work at North Carolina Central – more... University. – less