University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated August 30, 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 (2)

    UNC Chapel Hill - A pleasant public university with excellent graduate school

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Academic scenario at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is very stimulating and professionally challenging. Different schools in campus are well connected with each other with potential for research collaborations. The course-work is rigorous but not over-exhausting to allow meaningful research during graduate school. Personally, the weather of North Carolina was also one of the major reason I chose UNC for my graduate work - it is usually pleasant without major temperature drops.

    Cons

    Funding for research work is going down, so graduate students may progressively get more involved in writing grant applications and securing funds for their research advisors.

    Advice to Management

    No advice per se, rather I would wish to congratulate the management for their progress in infrastructure in campus in recent years!


  2. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great managers, talented and interesting people.

    Cons

    None really, has been the best place I have ever worked.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to compensate for the lack of money for raises.


  3. Excellent

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    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone is respected no matter your sexual orientation, gender, age, or race

    Cons

    The only issue is that they are very strict about training. It's a head ache but when it's a job that everyone is dying to have you do it.


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  5. A world class university with a fantastic culture.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    UNC Chapel Hill has everything you want in an academic setting: great students, fantastic colleagues, and a commitment to the people of North Carolina. I spent my early academic career in the Ivy League, but I found my home at UNC.

    Cons

    The legislature can make cuts and hurt the mission fo the university. There are also salary freezes unless you get an outside offer.

    Advice to Management

    Budgets are tight


  6. Great opportunity for learning and networking!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Opportunity to work with and learn from experts in the field -Recognition and praise for good work -Growth and self-direction encouraged

    Cons

    -Supervision and guidance is sometimes lacking


  7. Feels like one big family.

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    Current Employee - Manager of Creative Services in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Manager of Creative Services in Asheville, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Senior staff surprised me by always reached out, anticipating need. In my department, I was never micromanaged, and all opinions and recommendations were welcome.

    Cons

    The pay is laughable for what I had to do. In my position, I basically project managed a creative department of 6, but got paid as much as a secretary.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to offer to leadership, I think they're doing the best they can with the budget they've been given.


  8. Demanding and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a prestige university with excellent students which help you survive and thrive.

    Cons

    It is a big university so not every one can get the full attention of the faculty.

    Advice to Management

    If you are a student who have a strong drive, come here and thrive.


  9. Very Satisfying

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Plenty of flexibility in scheduling Supervisors are very fair and understanding Fits the schedule of a student very well Relaxed environment

    Cons

    Sometime the work can be monotonous


  10. Interesting work, standard levels of bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working on campus provides access to great academic resources, lectures, and courses. Health, paid leave, and retirement benefits are very good. Most staff are free to have a good work-life balance, and flex time is often available. Almost everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    Working at a large institution can make it hard to figure out who is responsible for what. Pay is not as competitive as private firms in the area.


  11. Excellent Student Employer

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Both the IM Director and Coordinator show immense respect to employees and bestow appropriate trust. The environment is extremely friendly and relaxed. That being said, improvement is expected.

    Cons

    When working in the Intramural department, employees will constantly deal with difficult and irate student participants.

    Advice to Management

    I have been incredibly pleased with my experience here at UNC Campus Recreation. UNC needs to do whatever is necessary to retain the IM Director and Coordinator.



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