University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated July 22, 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. Helpful (1)

    A great university

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina

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

    Pros

    Sick and vacation time are generous. Vacation days are also generous. The health plan is not very good, but is adequate. Dental and vision benefits are not covered but may be purchased separately.

    Cons

    Parking is very expensive and on a sliding scale.


  2. Clinical Research Coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is great, and it is easy to receive approval for time-off with UNC's TIM system; working as a state employee provides retirement benefits that you contribute to with each paycheck

    Cons

    I work in an academic setting, so pay raises are difficult to come by unless the state decides there is room in the budget for that particular fiscal year. It took nearly 3 years to get a pay raise of $2/hour.


  3. RA

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at University of North Carolina (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work culture, excellent labs facilities very good learning curve

    Cons

    low compensations, less benefits , heavy work load

    Advice to Management

    improve benefits and compensations , give adequate career advice


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  5. Accountant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and willing to help. I am enjoying my time there and my interactions with everyone

    Cons

    Lots of changes are taking place within the organization.


  6. Graduate Student Researcher - Biomedical Engineering

    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely campus, great gym and recreational activities, talented and diverse people to work with. Grad school schedules can be flexible to allow for work/life balance (depends on your adviser). Having a joint department with NCSU allows for collaboration and sharing of facilities on both campuses.

    Cons

    Graduate student assistant stipend is not that high compared to other research universities. Joint department also means the labs and students are spread out over two campuses and can be isolating.

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising TA and RA stipend to match other leading institutions. Foster more professional development programs and socialization within department colleagues.


  7. Great place to work for IT, but growth opportunities are low.

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    Current Employee - Senior SAS Programmer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Senior SAS Programmer in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow into a senior level SAS programmer skill set. Nice environment and good people. Work can be flexible when needed.

    Cons

    Beyond goring your skill set, you job growth via promotion is very small. No bonuses outside of a possible week of paid leave. Pay raises around 1 - 2% annually at best .


  8. Graduate Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you enjoy it, the on-campus atmosphere is much more lively than most companies.

    Cons

    Road blocks from administration for purchasing, many departments do not communicate well with each other.


  9. UNC Geochemistry Lab

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    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.


  10. 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.


  11. Good work/life balance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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