Day 3: MCNC is a great place to work

12 Days of Broadband Monday, December 6
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One of the core strategic pillars for MCNC is that it’s a great place to work. But what makes it so great?

MCNC is a trusted technology nonprofit that has served North Carolina for over 40 years. MCNC owns, builds, and operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), a powerful broadband infrastructure that scales to meet the service delivery needs in communities throughout the state while providing agile and responsive services that support and enhance economic development, collaboration, and innovation in the 21st century. Our world-class network maintains 99.99% uptime and spans all 100 counties in North Carolina. View Interactive Community Map and the NCREN Backbone Map.

Employees are proud to work here! And, others see MCNC as a premier technology employer with an inspiring mission to strengthen North Carolina’s future by making secure, high-speed Internet and technology services more accessible to everyone through partnerships, collaboration, and innovative solutions. 

“I have worked at other organizations in my career before settling in here at MCNC about two years ago,” said Matthew Kinney, MCNC Director of Human Resources. “It’s incredible to me that MCNC has a 100 percent customer satisfaction rating and a 94 percent employee satisfaction rating! That almost seems impossible, but it goes to show just how much our employees go above and beyond every day for our clients, communities, and each other.” Read his blog.

MCNC’s people are the foundation of the organization. Our employees feel a real sense of “MCNC Magic” and are inspired by and committed to the work we do. It’s that magic that comes from the people every day that keeps MCNC delivering year, after year. Employees are supported and encouraged to thrive in an open, inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and appreciated, and our team is respected and recognized for their excellence in skills, service, and dedication to our community. 

The COVID-19 pandemic forced MCNC and organizations throughout the world to discover and implement effective and efficient remote work strategies. MCNC’s transition to remote operations was relatively seamless, but one challenge faced by MCNC was keeping employees connected and engaged. MCNC implemented several activities and assembled an “Engagement Team” to facilitate innovative methods that encouraged camaraderie in the office environment. In an article for Psychology Today, MCNC’s General Counsel Sean Doyle talks about remote work and staying connected. Read Sean’s article to learn tools and tips for engaging and motivating employees while working in a remote environment.

Recruitment challenges don’t seem to be getting any easier these days, but MCNC continues to find great people compelled by our mission. What we are is our people – both from a technology and a client service standpoint. Getting the right people in who share a lot of internal and intrinsic enthusiasm is what drives results for the organization.

And, yes, we are hiring! 

See current opportunities available by visiting MCNC Careers.

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