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UNC Chapel Hill Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Great place to get work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  6.  

    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 an 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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 an 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
  9.  

    so-so

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

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

    Pros

    no other choice, no other choice

    Cons

    low pay, low pay, not fun

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Classic Government Job; Pros and Cons

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at UNC Chapel Hill full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very low expectations for performing high quality work. You can easily manage a light schedule and spend a lot of time socializing. Opportunities for a wide variety of events and job tasks, as well as travel, can keep things fresh when there is work to do. Amazing co-workers who are brilliant people and make going to work a pleasure.

    Cons

    Moving up has nothing to do with your abilities. It's all about how long you've been there and if you tow the line. Compensation is government level, so if you are up high it's massive compared to your actual work load; more of the opposite at the bottom. You get paid to put in the years, not to put out results. More focus is placed on political sensitivity and identity politics than actually doing what is right or delivering a high-standard service. There are so many bizarre, made-up, politically-correct boundaries that even the most eager feel distraught.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really isn't much to say as everyone is very nice and intelligent. However, they are just as chained to the beast that is higher-education culture as any of the employees. Everyone has to dance on the ice and take even the most ludicrous "injustices" as highly objective and important... Acknowledging these constraints on their leadership there really isn't much to complain about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time

    Pros

    strong research atmosphere and opportunity to collaborate

    Cons

    many steps in some of the administration process

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