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UNC Chapel Hill Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
103 Reviews
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Pros
  • Flexible hours with a structured work environment (in 8 reviews)

  • Flexibility, wonderful and supportive colleagues and some cool benefits, really good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • You have to be proactive about maintaining a work/life balance in a job like this (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay, repetitive tasks, no parking (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill

    Pros

    Location is great, weather are lovely, housing is cheap

    Cons

    Maybe the only bad thing is not huge city around. Raleigh and Durham are both middle size city

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Varies based on Department and Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UNC Chapel Hill

    Pros

    Depends highly on one's supervisor or manager on the quality of the experience. Some have a bit of a superiority complex while others are dedicated to sharing the learning experience with all, regardless of background.

    Cons

    Can be limiting and discouraging if there is an obvious informal hierarchy system in place that invalidates the contributions of individuals without a PhD.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Decent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time

    Pros

    Staff perks, cheap healthcare,

    Cons

    Salary is mediocre, staff is cliquey,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Exhausting yet fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UNC Chapel Hill

    Pros

    You learn from direct contact with outstanding scholars.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con. As every graduate research assistant position, the experience varies depends who you work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good School

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

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill

    Pros

    Public school, strong research and education

    Cons

    Far from metropolitan and not many entertainment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Big university, but streamline hr process.

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

    I worked at UNC Chapel Hill

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my co-workers at UNC. The University is hard to get into, but when you do the work environment is great.

    Cons

    I worked as a temporary employee for a long time with hourly pay and no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be great to give temporary employees benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to get work experience

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

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My supervisor provided excellent leadership, but was also very friendly and approachable. Relaxed office environment.

    Cons

    I only worked as a part-time assistant, so I don't know what it is like to work here full time. UNC seems like a good place to start one's career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    After 1 year....

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    Current Employee - Business Services in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Business Services in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great People
    Very dedicated to providing professional support to the academic depts.
    State Govt benefits/holidays

    Cons

    Pay scale is not on par with the private sector - hiring talent is tough because of the restrictive pay bands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Extremely engaging and educational experience

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    Current Employee - Junior OCS Technician in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Junior OCS Technician in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Daily interaction with clients that have a variety of issues helps keep the job dynamic, educational, and engaging. This job has taught me considerable technical support, customer support, and communications know-how along with a number of other soft skills.

    Cons

    Communication sometimes gets muddled between clients and between OCS technicians when there are multiple people working to troubleshoot the same issues from remote locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Lots of change, little direction

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    Current Employee - Associate Content Producer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Content Producer in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, ability to move within the university is flexible. I'm a temp so I can't comment on the extra benefits beyond salary.

    Cons

    Could just be the time I came in, but it seems like there's constantly a shuffling of personal going on and as a result no one is sure what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Temp positions are awful. Full-time permanent or bust.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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