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Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
201 Reviews
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201 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Chapel Hill is also a great place to live and work -- very high quality of life (in 11 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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  1.  

    My experience at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was positive. I worked as Research Assistant at two researc

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

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People their are extremely nice, always ready to help

    Cons

    Not significant international population, most of the people are from NC or nearby states, so not much diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Payroll: Use Glacier online tax compliance system. It's hard for non-residents to know whether or not their county is part of tax treaty or not. Glacier makes this process so much easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay depending on which department you are working for, good atmosphere as well

    Cons

    As with any job, the pay could always be better and it's difficult to know where you stand after applying for a job opening because there is no update on position after the closing date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer the ability to be updated of open position status

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My job is easy and awesome. Just keep all students, faculty and staff happy as a retail cashier

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    Current Employee - Retail Cashier  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Cashier in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, meeting new people, loyal customers, very fun environment

    Cons

    Getting a day off when your the main one that opens up in the morning can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do better in training their employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    One of the most well equipped universities to complete a postdoc

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    State of the art facilities, plenty of grant money, exciting research. Great people to work with and a great reputation, especially locally.

    Cons

    You are a postdoc. Bottom of the Ponzi scheme that is academia. Long work hours with minimal compensation. However, it is the system that is broken, not the institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for postdocs looking for the next step.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great University

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

    I have been working at University of North Carolina part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My professor I worked under was very kind and understanding. I learned a lot in my time TA-ing and have a better understanding of what professors and TAs are looking for when grading tests and assignments.

    Cons

    Sometimes lectures and recitations and assignments are a little disorganized. Its hard to evenly distribute work between TAs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be a bit more fair in terms of how to divide up work between TAs since we're all getting paid the same rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice, laid-back atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - ITS Security Intern  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - ITS Security Intern in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Allows for growth through experimenting with new software and hardware. Lots of learning potential. Manager is very understanding.Don't get pushed to your limits, and has flexible work hours. Gained lots of important exposure into the field of IT Security.

    Cons

    Sometimes I wish I could ask for more work to do just to gain further exposure however I realize this would involve access that is beyond my pay-grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to interface with the employees and open to suggestions for more growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at University of North Carolina part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, lovely town

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great University

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

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Research is very applied and focused for commercial /industry interests

    Cons

    I haven't come across any cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    A great research university in a great town"

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

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The university is responsive to students and staff. Chapel Hill is a nice community to live in. The region is growing economically. Campus has great cultural resources: music, museums, etc.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to find housing in the area. Salaries are lower than those on the coasts. Worker satisfaction varies from department to department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Enjoyable work environment, not much room for growth for staff

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    Former Employee - Student Services Specialist  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Student Services Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Loved the environment, my co-workers, the faculty and students. Great challenges, supportive colleagues, never a dull day!

    Cons

    As staff (not faculty), I felt that there was little room for career advancement without completely changing departments and job areas. In 5 1/2 years my salary increases were mostly from legislative action and when those stopped due to the recession, I saw this as a dead-end job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More professional development for staff. The University does a much better job in supporting and encouraging the careers of its faculty than it does for SPA staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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