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University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt
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Pros
  • Work - life balance is at its best (in 11 reviews)

  • Chapel Hill is a beautiful place to live (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • State budget cuts often result in zero percent salary increases (nope, not even cost of living) (in 8 reviews)

  • No raises no matter how hard you work (in 7 reviews)

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  1. UNC Geochemistry Lab

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geochemistry Lab Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Geochemistry Lab Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, a lot of opportunities for learning new techniques, encouraged to ask questions and learn to do everything in the lab

    Cons

    Due to high undergraduate employee turnover rate, some instructions for procedures get muddled over time, leading to confusion for new employees.


  2. Good place to learn, not so good salary

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

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's ok, the university is fine, it's just the salary is not that competitive.

    Cons

    You are on your own, don't expect so much from other people.


  3. Good work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People/Environment
    Not overly taxing work

    Cons

    Job bands are too rigid


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  5. easy place to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family friendly, smart people to work with

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, low pay compared to similar positions in other industries


  6. Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance was great, and so was being able to work in world class research facilities. The campus is also very beautiful.

    Cons

    There is very little parking on campus, so you'll have to pay to park near the campus or take the bus. The pay for grad students isn't that great.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the graduate student stipend, and stop construction on the campus. Make parking and bus passes free for graduate students.


  7. Great place to work with high standards and freedom to do your job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits of the position were great. The support staff was helpful and this allowed me to do my job with minimal administrative headaches. Facilities were well kept. Busy work was kept to a minimum.

    Cons

    Parking is a hassle. Constant new construction. Not much room for advancement in my position. Not as high paying as some research jobs.


  8. Solid employer

    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Hillsborough, NC
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Hillsborough, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working in a university environment is a good fit for people who are looking for a job that will allow you to balance work and home life.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape and it is often difficult to push new ideas forward.


  9. Working at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment for research, Many collaborations available for basic science research, translational research (with UNC Hospital Faculties), and interdisciplinary collaborations between labs in the school of Medicine, school of Pharmacy and school of Public Health.

    Cons

    Depending on the principal investigator, the workload can be heavy. In order to succeed in science at the highest level, you need both luck and hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Great career if you are passionate in doing science research.


  10. Surplus Warehouse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule great working environment.

    Cons

    Though full-time this is a hybrid temporary position. You work for 11 months then take a month off. This is so they don't have to pay benefits.


  11. Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, but very mission driven. This is a great place to work with passionate and ambitious students, and the ethos of the Y is always to push the boundaries and do better while remaining grounded in the mission.

    Cons

    There are only a few staff members, and although there is a lot of flexibility and ownership given to staff members, there are limitations because of the size of the organization. Really no cons though!

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give! Excellent management.



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