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  1.  

    Good University

    Current Employee - Clinical Instructor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Instructor in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Respectful employer
    Flexible schedule
    Pleasant university atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay
    Slow advancement schedule
    Parking is impossible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    a good neplace to do research

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    I am in the Biochemistry and Biophysics department. The lab layout is open space lab which promote member interaction between labs and resource sharing.

    Cons

    Parking is very limited. Most of the employees park outside of the campus and take bus to come into the campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefit is ok. Working culture is pretty good. People are friendly and willing to help. A good place to start a career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Instructor in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    nice people, nice place, do not push you, work-life balance

    Cons

    not challenge enough to update your knowledge as an instructor

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  5.  

    A typical graduate student experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Graduate Student in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Graduate Student in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Just like other PhD student salary, at least in the bio area. You can live ok with the stipend in chapel hill area.
    The TIBBS often send out "Jobs, Postdocs, and Other Opportunities" emails to students and post-docs.

    Cons

    Benefit sucks, insurance package is not good. Not just the RA/TA insurance, my staff friends/coworkers told me their previous jobs provide much better benefit and insurance package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic experience as a graduate student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    The folks at HSRC are great. I learned a lot about bicycle and pedestrian safety. People here are passionate about the center's mission and share that passion with others. They gave me a lot of opportunities to write articles, go to seminars, and do independent research. They respected my suggestions and published my work pretty quickly, which was gratifying. Pay was decent and hours were flexible. One of my supervisors still keeps in touch and gives great advice. Other students and staff were friendly and we often socialized outside of work.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities could be better. Would have stayed on if I could, but it's very funding-dependent. It's mostly desk work which can become a little dull at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    One of the most well equipped universities to complete a postdoc

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 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
  9.  

    Fun and engaging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Graduate Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Intern - Graduate Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    fun and exciting atmosphere, people are excited about the research they are doing; very collaborative environment and share resources; people are willing to help

    Cons

    change can be a slow moving process, caught up in bureaucratic red tape; like most university jobs, can be underpaid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Instructor in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    nice co-workers, good atmosphere, work-life balance

    Cons

    not challenge enough to update your knowledge. almost do the same routine

  11.  

    Quality university with an abundance of resources

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

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    From a scientific research standpoint, there are many quality researchers and opportunities for collaboration. The facilities are high quality. Basically anything you need you can find somewhere on campus.

    Cons

    Transportation can be quite an issue. At peak times, the small roads in and out are extremely congested. Parking is horrendous compared to my former university. They are working on expanding garages, but it will still be an issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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