UNC Wilmington Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    A pleasant experience

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at UNC Wilmington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff is very understanding and laid back while still maintaining a very professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    There is not alot of chances to progess into your field due to everyone at the school being in a very similar major. You have to be an elite choice for a job to obtain it. Makes it very challenging if you are an average student.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Solid State Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at UNC Wilmington full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job security with one of the few actual employers in town and great state benefits. Able to leave work at work.

    Cons

    Being a state employee means dealing with no raises, no flexibility, no chance for promotion as well as low departmental budgets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn over at the university has gotten to the point where we actually don't have solid management - we are loosing solid employees to other schools and private companies due to salary and better resources. This year alone we will have turn over with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Director of Budgets not to mention many others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Seahawk Fitness

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    Former Employee - Fitness Attendant  in  Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Fitness Attendant in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at UNC Wilmington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, will work around class schedule
    Great on campus job
    Fun staff and environment
    possibility to grow and hold multiple positions

    Cons

    leadership seems to allows change
    student management lacks maturity and accountability
    hiring process can be very biased (friends hire friends/significant others)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Inadequate at best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNC Wilmington full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance is okay, flu shots are free, the campus is lush with flowers and greenery which makes taking walks enjoyable and there are a few different lunch and breakfast venues to enjoy.

    Cons

    After 3-years of applying for numerous positions I was well qualified for and not getting an interview in addition to speaking with other employees who've experienced similar outcomes, I've come to the painful conclusion that UNC Wilmington does NOT promote staff from within. The pay is mediocre at best as it barely covers my monthly financial obligations. We haven't had a raise in 4 - 5 years, work-life balance is unstable, office politics is often behind major and minute decisions, negative pettiness and outright slander occur often and dealing with unhelpful staff in other departments can eventually affect your outlook and daily task accomplishments. Some (many) faculty members often speak condescendingly to staff implying that their educational and/or social status somehow makes them better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try promoting staff from within, find other inexpensive perks for staff since receiving pay raises isn't an option, try listening to suggestions with an open mind and immediately address pettiness and negativity so it doesn't affect those who are trying to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Nice people, good students, beautiful town.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at UNC Wilmington as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great research is going on in some departments. Good faculty.

    Cons

    Salaries are low even when regionally adjusted. Some administrators are shall-we-way problematic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no shame in working WITH the faculty to advance the strategic goals of the university.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Great place to work, but the pay is not great

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

    I have been working at UNC Wilmington full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Relaxed atmosphere
    * Some good benefits, such as tuition waivers for one course per semester for employees.

    Cons

    * The NC state budget has been in deficit for many years now, which translates to no cost of living raises for employees. Too many employees are earning 80% or less of what they should be.
    * No such thing as a merit raise or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for equity raises for as many of your staff as possible to keep morale high, and they will pay you back tenfold in productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Instructor in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at UNC Wilmington as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    My colleagues and the staff were wonderful to work with. The students were mostly engaged in their studies and eager to learn.

    Cons

    The salaries were low compared to the amount of work involved. Office space was less than ideal, but I understand there has since been an improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries of instructors; they fulfill an important role for the university.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Tutor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UNC Wilmington part-time

    Pros

    My supervisor in the University Learning Center was very supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes miscommunication you would expect from a large organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Tutor
    Former Employee - Tutor

    I worked at UNC Wilmington part-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere, work with your classes

    Cons

    work can be boring, low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Mediocre at best

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at UNC Wilmington full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mostly good people to work with. Working within an institution of higher learning allows good discussions on many different topics. Good balance between home and work life.

    Cons

    No room for growth...upper management does not seem to listen to those who are not in a managerial role. Salary is not competitive in some positions and departments are severely under staffed. Often told to you have to do more with less and less each year. Benefits are not that good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people who actually do perform the implemented plans instead of more middle managers. Listen to those doing the work because they see more of the campus reaction than managers do.

    Negative Outlook

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