University of North Carolina Reviews

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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt
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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. Great atmosphere!

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    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to move up and around within the organization. Fellow employees are more like family than simply colleagues.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good job

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assustant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Teaching Assustant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Good job
    Good pay
    Work satisfaction
    Can get academically strong in the course
    Can build rapport with professors ,which may help in future for getting any recommendations

    Cons

    Mostly grading and very little teaching

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work/Declining Budget

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    I love the people, atmosphere, and mission.

    Cons

    Budgets have been cut, resulting in poor employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Graduate student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Very considerable about students. Awesome university.

    Cons

    Nothing I can recall.

  6. Good scientific atmosphere but average/poor pay benefits and career support

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Scientific atmosphere, facilities and resources are outstanding, postdoctoral office is great; employee health benefits are good (don't need to pay any of the premium); diverse workforce

    Cons

    Pay and family benefits; little to no room for career advancement; cost of parking and commuting; often feel invisible to the university; expected to work long hours for low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize work of research staff

    No opinion of CEO
  7. Lost in a sea of self-fulfilling agenda pushing

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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

    Pros

    The general academic schedule (busy Aug-May, but nice holiday breaks, slower in summer) and culture; ample opportunities for personal growth (trainings, workshops, common interest groups); good enterprise communications via email ListServs

    Cons

    Lack of interdepartmental professional collaboration (Ivory Towers rise high with lots of space in between); The people tend to worry only about themselves, their own work, and how you can contribute to their worth rather than the organization; Steering committees are not quality assurance mechanisms, but are the means by which personal agenda are advanced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a PUBLIC higher education institution, not a PRIVATE corporation. Different foundations, philosophies, and core management principles should be applied. The bottom line should never be about profit margins, but about serving the community.....with integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Enjoy the work atmosphere in general. Continually developing integrated business model within the spirit of innovation.

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    Current Employee - Facilities Services in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Facilities Services in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Deep bench of experience and practical applications with a focus on public service.

    Cons

    Succession planning is absent from the corporate culture. Compensation and advancement opportunities lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate and promote strong leadership. Update career bandwidth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    UNC ITS

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    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

    Pros

    All coworkers are helpful and nice

    Cons

    Not too much innovation going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More innovation to keep programmers interested!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Amazing school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Great exposure, good training, accomodating

    Cons

    I found working here very satisfying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. The work environment was very enjoyable.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Enjoyable environment And Friendly people.

    Cons

    Not much parking available on campus.

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