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Updated June 29, 2015
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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt
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Pros
  • Work - life balance is at its best (in 11 reviews)

  • Chapel Hill is a beautiful place to live (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • State budget cuts often result in zero percent salary increases (nope, not even cost of living) (in 8 reviews)

  • No raises no matter how hard you work (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    It is a laid back fun place to work.

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult, you have to jump positions to move up.


  2. Adjunct instructor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    English and Creative writing departments are alive and vibrant and they attract vital writers and scholars.

    Cons

    I really don't see any.


  3. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance was great, and so was being able to work in world class research facilities. The campus is also very beautiful.

    Cons

    There is very little parking on campus, so you'll have to pay to park near the campus or take the bus. The pay for grad students isn't that great.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the graduate student stipend, and stop construction on the campus. Make parking and bus passes free for graduate students.


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  5. Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at University of North Carolina part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, but very mission driven. This is a great place to work with passionate and ambitious students, and the ethos of the Y is always to push the boundaries and do better while remaining grounded in the mission.

    Cons

    There are only a few staff members, and although there is a lot of flexibility and ownership given to staff members, there are limitations because of the size of the organization. Really no cons though!

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give! Excellent management.


  6. Visual merchandising intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Got a discount once per semester. Had a great time and wouldn't have left but it wasn't going to further me in my career.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say.


  7. Helpful (1)

    research assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people are friendly to work with

    Cons

    don't have much opportunity to directly find a job in academic area

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (1)

    great place to work, overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrboro, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina (Less than a year)

    Pros

    kind and team-oriented staff, beautiful campus, many resources available to employees, great for student employment, large campus, diverse student body and workforce

    Cons

    expensive parking, difficult hours and conditions for transportation staff, expenses on campus are high, i.e. food and other options


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place for a postdoc

    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location, support network, campus, people, reputation are all great.

    Cons

    Benefits (insurance premium, lack of dental, changing plans without real notification)


  10. Center for Academic Advising and Student Success Program Assistant

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at University of North Carolina as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. I was able to work from home and remotely manage student mentors.
    Its a feel good job as you are helping out students succeed.

    Cons

    A high frequency of technical problems. We used a Citrix database to store student mentee evaluation reports and its crashed constantly. One time all the data was erased and took a week to recover. Don't have face time with student mentees

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a better cloud based database. At the beginning of each term have the student mentors meet the program assistant in person and have some sort of team building assignment


  11. Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cover part of tuition and living expenses.

    Cons

    Workload depends on professor. Salary is low compared to full-time job.



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