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University of North Carolina Reviews in North Carolina

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.6 121 reviews

13% Approve of the CEO

University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Carol L. Folt

(10 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Chapel Hill is also a great place to live and work -- very high quality of life (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • The recession hit the University hard, but it seemed like they were taking the budget cuts out on the lowest paid employees (in 8 reviews)

  • No raises for faculty in five years and none are on the horizon (in 7 reviews)

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    Good University

    Clinical Instructor (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsRespectful employer
    Flexible schedule
    Pleasant university atmosphere

    ConsLow pay
    Slow advancement schedule
    Parking is impossible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lackluster and disappointing

    Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsTwo free classes per year.

    ConsToo many to say, but morale is low, cronyism, impossible to move up, inept incompetent managers with little to no interest in developing their employees skills or advancement, aloof faculty who are demigods in their own minds, you are basically a glorified secretary even if you have a specialized degree, you prefer seeing the vendors and facilities guys everyday instead of the gabbing secretaries who prefer Internet Explorer and stupidity to moving up and getting better jobs. My job was very technical when I was hired in 2008 and after budget and grant decreases, I had to become an overqualified secretary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour turnover is so high because you are entitled redneck. Retire already and get someone in there with an education in leadership and some tact and decency who can look at their employees in the eye before making back-door decisions about their careers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very bad experience working at UNC Chapel Hill

    Lead Developer (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsChapel Hill is a nice place to raise a family. Working with and mentoring the best and brightest students from North Carolina and beyond was rewarding and enjoyable.

    ConsSupport for my position was non-existent. After my boss was fired for inappropriate relationship with a student, my role went completed unsupported and no one seemed to care what I did from there on out. Once they found someone to take over the program, I was quietly terminated. There was zero support from the Dean, faculty, Chancellor or Vice Chancellor. I was simply expendable. That's how it goes at UNC. If something goes wrong, they sweep it under the rug and impact people's lives adversely in the blink of an eye.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership and management skills need to be improved. Continuity planning needs to be addressed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worse ITS deparment I have ever worked at

    IT Applications Analyst (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsMedical benefits are good because the employee portion is reasonable.

    ConsThe CIO has no clue as to what is going on and his actions indicate he doesn't want to know. ITS has become one of the most negative places with people starting to turn on one another. External departments do not "like" ITS and have no confidence. A lot of departments are trying to find a way to handle some or most of their own IT processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCIO - Climb out of your BMW and come down from your ivory tower and try to muster enough concern about the employees. Better yet, perhaps there is another university that you may be interested in working for.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you want to be happy skip this place

    Office Manager (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    Pros24 hours PTO for community service (if your boss wil let you take it)

    ConsPay over 450$/year to park
    Health benefits on the constant decline
    Total hierarchy
    Hire Ups make you feel like crap, all the time
    All around a miserable place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice and stop treating everyone like idiots.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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