Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Greenville, NC – September 19, 2018
I had multiple jobs and East Carolina University. These jobs included: undergraduate research assistant, computer lab manager, and a resident adviser. These jobs had all specific goals that had to be met at specific deadlines. Thus, they were all time management intensive, especially when balancing school, social, and work life.
Working at East Carolina University I have been given a stable job, which I would hope to make a career. They have great benefits and, in my position, an 8-5 work schedule. The university is very large and they employ many people.
Associate Director of Space Planning (Current Employee) – Greenville, NC – August 22, 2018
ECU is a creative and collaborative place to work with opportunities to grow professionally and academically. The faculty, staff and students challenge everyone to do and be their best. I have learned that my colleagues can be a catalyst for idea creation and subsequent implementation to better manage process improvement. The hardest part of my job is work-life balance, which is true for most people. The best part of my job is providing solutions to what appear to be impossible challenges.
Principal (Former Employee) – Greenville, NC – August 8, 2018
A typical day at work was extremely stressful and dangerous. I worked with students who had severe behavior/emotional challenges in which my staff nor I were prepared for. I learned that we needed more supports in meeting the needs of our students to ensure they were academically and personally successful. My supervisors/directors were not involved unless a major issue came about. The culture was family-knit but stressful. The hardest part of the job was not being able to effectively help our students succeed. The most enjoyable part was building relationships with my students, staff and families.
Biology Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Greenville, NC – July 24, 2018
The biology department is a great place to work. I have enjoyed all the people I work with and they are very willing to teach you knew techniques and expand your knowledge. Great hours and the pay was the best I've ever had.
SAP Lab Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Greenville, NC – June 27, 2018
Myself and 1-2 other TAs would spend time in a computer lab helping students with a class that all of us had already taken. My coworkers were friends I already knew and were great. The hardest part of the job was trying to ascertain how some of the students made some of the mistakes they did and how to fix them. We occasionally needed help from our supervisor, but he was almost always available and always willing to help. It was very relaxed, and it was nice to help students trying to following along in our path through our major.
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Greenville, NC – June 18, 2018
I worked at ECU's Brody School of Medicine for about 3 years and I would not recommend this as a place of employment for anyone. I have heard that the main campus isn't so bad, but BSOM is in a completely different world. If you are a person of color this is probably a place that you want to avoid, until there is more diversity training set in place for management. During my time there I witnessed and experienced quite a few really uncomfortable and unfair practices that were not appropriately addressed by management. If you do decide to take a job there just be very careful and be prepared for anything.
Cost of living in Greenville, Students are great!
Issues with diversity, dont have effective support
Tutor (Former Employee) – Washington, NC – May 21, 2018
Working for ECU as a tutor for afterschool programs for middle school and highschoolers was rewarding and was able to work with my friends during it but the management was not very well put together. The person in charge left 2 months in and the next man in charge had no clue on what to do with the program so the program was ended short but we finished the afterschool programs.