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University of North Carolina Reviews in North Carolina

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
217 Reviews
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217 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Reasonable cost of living (having lived in Midwest and West coast) in Chapel Hill/Carrboro areas (in 14 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.  

    Working as a Web developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible timing will help us to manage course along with the work load. Work - life balance is at its best.

    Cons

    Compensation benefits can be increased to students working as a part time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Crc at unc

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRC in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - CRC in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, working with great people, great benefits. It's also nice to contribute to grant writing and published works.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. It's very unlikely to cyst a raise or get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people raises, give people promotions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great school and working environment

    Cons

    None for this field at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Simple, to the point, courteous.

    Cons

    Compensation, allocation of time, office space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    UNC CH is a fine place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    UNC Chapel Hill is the strongest state employer in terms of salary, career advancement, and job growth.

    Cons

    Work in certain locations can be very stressful and personally demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should be possible to take vacation time without having to spend a month catching back up or responding to past e-mails.

    Recommends
  7.  

    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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    Great University

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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

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