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University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
223 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    My experience at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was positive. I worked as Research Assistant at two researc

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People their are extremely nice, always ready to help

    Cons

    Not significant international population, most of the people are from NC or nearby states, so not much diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Payroll: Use Glacier online tax compliance system. It's hard for non-residents to know whether or not their county is part of tax treaty or not. Glacier makes this process so much easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked as a histologist and tech

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    benefits , people. and the job was really fun

    Cons

    parking and waiting for bus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good people and work with them on advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay depending on which department you are working for, good atmosphere as well

    Cons

    As with any job, the pay could always be better and it's difficult to know where you stand after applying for a job opening because there is no update on position after the closing date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer the ability to be updated of open position status

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place, difficult environment.

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

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great fellow faculty, wonderful students.

    Cons

    Tend to promote outstanding academics who are clueless with how to lead, manage and serve as the administrator for a program. Another real threat to this great university is a clueless legislature who seem to be singularly focused on gutting the essential funding to primary, secondary and higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit input from your faculty and pay attention to the input.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    jOBBBB

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Undergraduates are great to work with

    Cons

    Lab research can get pretty boring

  7.  

    Get to know the department's environment

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    Current Employee - Grants Manager, Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Grants Manager, Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Overall, this is a great Univeristy to work for. It shows great appreciation for its employees.

    Cons

    My department's environment was great however, there was no potential to grow within that particulat environment. Everyone seems stuck in their current role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Has a whole, I have no advise for the University.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hype, not Hope

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generous holiday, vacation, and sick time policies.

    Cons

    Lack of mid-level managers that have the ability to lead people and manager labor and other resources.
    The university does not tend to promote from within or look at the actual talent of staff on site.
    Merit raises at the staff level are rare, normally can only hope for a legislative increase.
    Higher level/managers have much greater benefits and pay, out of proportion to the talent and capabilities of each.
    Demand and work load continue to increase while department resources continue to decrease.
    On-the-job training is lacking in many departments.
    Carolina Way and Carolina Pride is diminishing for those that live in reality and don't just bleed blue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Substance over form would move the university forward in the right direction. Currently feels like public image is priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The environment is nice, but don't expect a raise in the near future with the present legislature.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My coworkers are great, and there is a laid back atmosphere at the university.

    Cons

    As a TA you will have a hard time making ends meet if you don't live in a modest place and budget wisely, especially if you want to live alone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Good location with good opportunities and plenty of support. Department was very encouraging

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of work-life balance

  11.  

    Professor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Great hours and pay!
    Wonderful students to teach.

    Cons

    Really dont have any negative things to say!

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