University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Good benefits, lots of bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. business manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    there is a good culture overall

    Cons

    unfortunately there are not many opportunites for growth


  3. A cautious thumbs up

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working here was fun and intellectually stimulating.

    Cons

    It is a huge bureaucracy, and sometimes higher up people who should be fired ... are not.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to question upper management techniques


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  5. Work Study Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Work Study in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Work Study in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good community. Nice people. Always happy to help each other. Supervisors are always very flexible with schedules, especially around exam times.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say. The pay is great and flexible. Supervisors are always very flexible with schedules, especially around exam times.

    Advice to Management

    Give your work study students more challenging work so they can develop more comprehensive and advanced skills. Other than that, everything is great.


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    A great university

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  7. 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.


  8. RA

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Senior Research Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Good courses at the Human Resources Department that help you deal with different situations at the work environment.

    Cons

    Poor communication from Director level to lower level. Slow administration response to different inquiries.

    Advice to Management

    Better and clear communications. Expectations and clear job description from day 1. Not all the University. This is for the section I was working with.


  10. Accountant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Graduate Student Researcher - Biomedical Engineering

    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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