University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt
Carol L. Folt
31 Ratings

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. Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new subjects, collaborate, and engage in professional development.

    Cons

    Some of the PIs have attitudes and a 'cult of me' personality. If you're not into anything related to biology, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the strengths of your employees, rather than appearing antagonistic.


  2. Great place to work and live

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible, driven, engaging, supportive, creative

    Cons

    competitive, "publish or perish," stressful


  3. Great Job for College Undergrad!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great stipend and base pay

    Cons

    Times you have to work can be inconvenient


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  5. Ok

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support Associate in Pittsboro, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Associate in Pittsboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very secure, work is easy, site is progressive.

    Cons

    HR is a joke, forget about raises or promotions.


  6. Good Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    provides a great learning environment

    Cons

    its a job you really only stay at for a year, you can't move up.

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  7. Good benefits, lots of bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits with a healthy amount of vacation time. Many great programs that help a lot of residents of the state.

    Cons

    Incredibly bureaucratic. Not always solution-oriented. At times riding on its reputation rather than pushing to meet that reputation.


  8. 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.


  9. Accountant

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  10. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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 .


  11. Graduate Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.



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