University of North Carolina

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Conservative at Liberal State University

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Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Greensboro, NC
Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Greensboro, NC

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

Pros

Lots of paid holidays, vacation, and sick time. Many positions offer flexible schedules, and some allow partial telecommuting. Low pressure in a lot of positions.

Cons

If you are conservative, your opinion is ridiculed. Many of the other employees are openly hostile to anyone that doesn't agree with their liberal views.

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    Work is great, state bureaucracy challenging

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people at UNC are great. During my 15 years at UNC I've worked with a bunch of smart, creative, fun people. For research staff, the work side has its ups and downs depending on what project or role you have. With some projects you're just a cog in the machine cranking out numbers or data, but other projects give you the opportunity to do more such as interact with students or travel for field work.

    Cons

    UNC is a state university so things like raises, hiring/firing are all dictated by state policies. Navigating the bureaucracy is challenging. There is little opportunity for salary increases. Even in the rare event the legislature does provide raises for state employees, it is often in the 1-3% range. On the research side, people without PhD's aren't taken as seriously as people with PhD's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the bureaucracy that clogs up many tasks. Also provide opportunities for staff to see bonuses or receive pay increases based on performance or merit.

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    A positive, challenging work experience

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

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As an EPA-non-faculty employee, I received 24 vacation days plus holidays from the start, decent health insurance, and a variety of other benefits.

    Cons

    As with any state job, pay may be lower than a similar job in the private sector. You have no choice but to put 6% of your pay check into retirement, which may be more than you want to save at various stages in your life (e.g. when paying for daycare for small children).

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