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University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.8 185 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Carol L. Folt

(16 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • Chapel Hill is also a great place to live and work -- very high quality of life(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The recession hit the University hard, but it seemed like they were taking the budget cuts out on the lowest paid employees(in 8 reviews)

  • No raises for faculty in five years and none are on the horizon(in 7 reviews)

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    Data Coordinator

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople were extremely nice to work with

    ConsNot always organized with task delegation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent research university

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong bio-medical program with great location provide industrial job opportunities.

    ConsWorking in a university usually does not pay you as much as you may expect in industry

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome

    Staff (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsGreat work environment, lovely town

    ConsIt is a college. So students are its first priority.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working on campus can be a good idea for students

    Writing Tutor (Former Employee) Wilmington, NC

    ProsGood people, good management. Great learning opportunity. I worked as a writing tutor at the writing center and found it to be a great environment. Further, working on campus for a student is a huge boon as management is ultra aware of your class load.

    ConsGetting paid on a monthly basis can really suck. Working as tutor can be stressful because you don't always have guaranteed hours and have to check online to see if you have appointments.

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    Postdoc at UNC

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsMany great investigators. Several cores to share the work-load. Salary ok. Great environment for postdocs with a interactive postdoc forum. Great city to raise a family.

    ConsJob opportunities limited regarding assistant professor advancement within the University.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider hiring talent from within the University.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Academic Research

    Research Specialist (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsA chance to do interesting work with interesting people. Good benefits.

    ConsThe pay is much lower than in industry. Raises at the whim of state government. Very difficult to get a promotion unless you change positions. The support positions don't reward for experience. There seems to be a high turnover in faculty lately, probably due to the low pay and no research funding support.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outstanding university with top-notch research but limited opportunities for advancement

    Research Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsOutstanding intellectual environment, great scientific resources, great seminars, excellent colleagues, entire health insurance premium for employees are paid by university, retirement contributions by university are good

    ConsLow pay, very limited job security (depends on grant renewals), limited career advancement at the university, expected to work long hours, difficult at times to balance work and family life

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great University

    Research Collaborator (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsResearch is very applied and focused for commercial /industry interests

    ConsI haven't come across any cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to work in if you want to have a work life balance. good experience as a junior faculty there.

    Research Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    Prosa work life balance; good high school around; the weather is great; good environment for research and potential opportunity to transfer to tenure track.

    Consnot in a very big city. student level vary a lot. school of engineering and computer science is not very strong, so hard to find collaborative in that area.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ideal for those interested in pursuing an academic career, not conducive for preparing for other scientific careers

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsIndependence - particularly on projects
    Project Management - lots of opportunities for this as a postdoc in larger labs with undergraduate and graduate students
    Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance

    ConsLimited support for jobs outside of academia
    Overwhelmed/disconnected PIs

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes PIs are overwhelmed with responsibilities, especially given the funding situation and there are long delays in feedback on your work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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