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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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    Business Services Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Business Service Coordinator  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Business Service Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employer offers flexible scheduling. The location is nice.

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, salaries are low, limited opportunity for advancement, leadership is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
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    A great place to get an education or retire, but not much else

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Durham, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful training and development programs (if your supervisor and work schedule permit your attendance). There are lots of perks to working at a top-tier public University; access to great performances and speakers (free or low cost); wonderful libraries; tuition waivers for 2 classes per year; access to great exercise facilities. There tends to be a lot of flexibility on campus, which is great for work/life balance and the extended winter holiday break is a boon!

    Cons

    There is an obvious lack of management training, which can lead to very hit or miss experiences for employees. Communication from upper administration trickles down to employees at a pretty slow rate. If you're coming from the private sector, be prepared for lots of bureaucracy. Not many upwardly mobile career opportunities for younger employees. Salaries offered are often well below market rate (unless you work in a department with external funding). Benefits offerings are not at all competitive. The best and brightest employees often move on to better paying institutions as quickly as possible. State budget cuts often result in zero percent salary increases (nope, not even cost of living).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improved communication and competitive salaries would greatly help to improve employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    one step above a teacher's college with a pretention of becoming a tier 2 research institution

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus.
    Litteraly at the beach
    Lots of new buildings

    Cons

    -In 6 years I have had, 2 deans, 4 Chairs and we have lost 10 Full time faculty including 2 full professors, 6 Juior Faculty and several full time Instructors.
    -They strive for mediocrity.
    -No Raise for 5b years, and then only 1.5 %
    -Inconsistency in tenure process, they move the carrot far too much and base it on popularity.
    -Lots of Machiavellian political manipulation
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management must make a decision to minimize the impact of student outrage when they do not achieve the grades they feel they should have earned or are confronted with "tough love." Stop the inmates form running the asylum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dedication, long unexpected hours to porr management for low pay and no advancement.

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    To be in a background chocked full of research ideas and with others that enjoy the venture of scientific inquiry.

    Cons

    The pay is awefull and does not support a family well. No checks and balances on supervision so some supervisors are great while the others that are not never get any better as there are no incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should evaluate employee happiness using a venue such as this.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    UNC-chapel Hill as a postdoctoral training place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    not enough space to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to focus on research more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Management not living up to University's reputation as first rate institution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    highly respected institution, State retirement benefits

    Cons

    No growth opportunity in my discipline; senior management in my division lacks respect for professional staff and is short sighted in meeting organizational goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect the dedicated staff who have the professional skills, experience and institutional knowledge to successfully maintain and enhance the University's facilities and protect the safety and welfare of its students, faculty & staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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