Reemployment Assessment Consultant I (Former Employee), New Bern, NC – July 28, 2014
I was terminated after 14 1/2 years employment. Managers are politically put in the managerial position without any real training.
The training offered, at times required, was poorly designed and given more for the use of the egos of the managers involved rather than genuinely assisting the employees attending training.
Not only was I dismissed, but – more... the have fought me on each and every level that they could. Fought against my receiving unemployment,no benefits were available to me, would not even let me get my stuff at the office! – less
Facility Engineering Specialist (Former Employee), The total State of North Carolina – June 18, 2014
A typical day at work was leaving from Raleigh early in the morning and driving to an assigned area in the state and meeting the people and doing surveys on their facilities and helping them obtain compliance to Health, Building,Mechanical ,Electrical and Fire codes to provide a better facility that houses residents and to assure a good living facility. – more... My co-workers were always eager to share information and direction to obtain maximum results.There was no hard parts to the job unless seeing so much need in the state for better facilities was considered. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people we visited to explain the procedures that had to be followed and how to be in compliance, and the beautiful scenery across the state that I saw. – less
Team Lead (Current Employee), Charlotte NC – May 29, 2014
• Software QA tester with full system development lifecycle experience, including designing, developing and implementing test plans, test cases and test processes fueling swift corrective actions. • Proficient in Manual Testing and Automation Testing of Web, Desktop and Hand-Held Devices (Palm & Pocket PC) applications using RFT, QTP, Quality Center, – more... Win Runner, Test Director and Load Runner. • Successfully implemented QA process (Issue reporting system, Analysis and approval of the issue, Assignment, Test Cases, Defined bug life cycle, release Notes, Sign Off for UAT, and Release Testing) and maintained the documentation in Light. • Excellent experience in preparing Use Cases, Test Plans, Test Scripts, Test Cases and Test Data based on business requirements for the testing of application software. • Extensive experience in different testing methods like System Testing, GUI Testing, Functional Testing, Integration Testing, Browser Testing, Positive & Negative Testing, End to End Regression Testing, Web application Testing, Black box testing, White box testing, Performance testing, Load Testing, User Acceptance Test (UAT) for Client/Server Applications and Stress Testing. • Capable of managing testing with little or NO Requirements, Gathering Functionality details by Contacting SME, Business people and interacting with Development team. • Performed Back-End testing and data validation using SQL Queries on client/server and web-based applications. • Proven track record of working well with Developers, Business, Product Support and teams. – less
Deputy Clerk of Superior Court (Former Employee), Raleigh, NC – April 1, 2014
Pros: regular hours, outstanding co-workers
Cons: no parking, low pay, little advancement
A typical day of work for a Deputy Clerk of Court depends very much upon your position and division. Generally we arrived before we opened to the public and began to key our daily updates and to advance the court cases on the pending shelves when the courtroom clerks took their boxes away. Once the doors opened we continued our specific assignments – more... and also helped answer questions from attorneys and the public. As the courtrooms closed we sent the day's cases to whatever departments would next get them. Lather, rinse, repeat ad infinitum.
I always found my co-workers, with rare exception, to be just as hard working and caring as I was with the public. We were often called upon to perform a level of work which in private practice would have been divided between two people and for higher pay. Yet we did our jobs, mostly without complaint, and enjoyed helping each other out as we could. Years later I still speak with and help my friends who were able to remain at their jobs through the Recession. It was a time in my life I needed and would not have changed for the world.
The hardest parts of being a clerk were our lack of parking, our pay's dependence upon the vagaries of the State's budget, and an almost constant disregard by the public for whom we served with such distinction. Still, it was enough to know among ourselves that we were all in the same boat and to appreciate that those who didn't know all that our office did in a day could not understand how seriously we took our oaths. – less
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Butner, NC – March 30, 2014
Pros: never a dull moment
Cons: you never know when an altercation is going to happen
My typical day at work would be to report in to duty, wake inmates, escort them to meals, escort inmates to appointments, make sure that while at rec their was no altercations, and in general to be a peace keeper. I learned that in that environment you always have to watch your back and that your professional relationship with coworkers can determine – more... how well the outcome of your day is. The hardest part of the job was to keep the peace whenever an altercation was inevitable between two inmates. The most enjoyable part of the job was when an inmate would be released and you could tell that their experience would keep them from coming back into the system. – less
All of my previous employers have always employed excellent leadership/management and co-workers (RN,LPN,PCT, student technicians, secretaries, housekeeping etc.). The companies have provided a safe, clean environments.
Interesting environment to enter into from the private sector but a great learning experience. A true test of prior leadership experience. Pay and benefits not comparable; culture remains somewhat status quo.
Pros: productive learning atmosphere, great benefits.
Cons: lots of staff turnover since new administration.
There was no typical day at work because the work load as well as the urgent timeliness was constantly fluctuating. As with any state position, the demand to keep up with the changing healthcare laws and regulations created an environment where learning new things happened very frequently. In my direct position, I worked as part of a team of wonderful – more... coworkers and was fortunate to be under excellent management as well. – less
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Piedmont Correctional Institute – November 20, 2013
Pros: pros to working there is the retirement benefits.
Cons: way under paid, and staff cannot be trusted.
After going through a metal detector with a clear lunch box everyday, you go through what is called a sally port. Once inside the other door opens and then closes behind you. Once in your there inside the prison with the worst of the worst. Very stressful and very in need of patience. Hardest part of the job is the fact that most officers call out sick – more... and you have to work short all the time. This puts you on a floor with 96 inmates by yourself. The only reason why you go home at the end of day or night is because they let you go home at the end of the day. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you work with troubled adults, and you get to hear their history and offer advice. – less