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University of North Carolina Benefits

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  • May 31, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Pros: Flexible work schedule, generous vacation and paid holiday Con: Can't use sick-time as vacation

  • Apr 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    There are lots of programs available, but overall insurance coverage is lacking.

  • Apr 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Nurse Practitioner in Lenoir, North Carolina

    It's a small town (could be a privacy pronlem at times) and tier 1 requires that you only use local providers rather than any UNC provider.

  • Mar 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    best: medical, retirement package, time off, sick days, discounts, state employee worst: parking decutions

  • Dec 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Very inexpensive health insurance, five weeks vacation for salaried employee but lower pay than in private sector

  • Dec 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Post doc benefits better than grad student benefits, but not by much.

  • Nov 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Associate professor of pediatrics in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Good work life balance, great 401 pacjage

  • Oct 21, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Pros: Paid time off is pretty good and you get time off between Christmas and New Years which is very nice. If you are in certain departments you may be able to work from home some of the time or work a flex schedule. There are some nice professional training courses taught by the training and development department at UNC. I consider this a benefit but everyone I have worked with at the university has been nice and helpful, for the most part so the people are the biggest perk in my opinion. Cons: State health plan is not what it used to be and keeps offering less and costs more. If you plan on putting a spouse on your health plan it will double the cost of insurance for you and unlimited children (Increase of $400). Co-pays more than doubled just last year and deductibles too. My first child was born using Duke University base level insurance and it cost over $1000 less than my second child on the best plan UNC offers (80/20). I was excited about the educational perks but it turns out it is not that great compared to a lot for other universities. You are allowed to take 3 classes per year at no charge with exceptions. If you plan on getting an MBA or MPA or attending the business school at all then you are not allowed to use the tuition reimbursement because it is a for profit school. This made this benefit worthless to me. No paid maternity leave, only FLMA non-paid leave and you must use sick time the vacation time so mothers to be should consider this. The biggest drawback is the lack-luster retirement employer match (approx 6% and required to put 6% in yourself and 5 years vesting). Some other universities offer up to 12% given without requiring any contribution of your own and only 3 years vesting. To get vested for health care it takes 10 years to get 50% paid or 20 years to get 100% paid but not that long ago it only took 5 years to be fully vested, lucky for those grandfathered in. This is a prime example of how the state benefits used to be great but are quickly being trimmed to the point they are average at best. One other thing is parking is crazy, there is only 1 parking spot for every 3 employees so parking is expensive and many employees have to park and ride which not only costs you money but adds quite a bit on to your commute time. Overall, the benefits are OK. The state of NC is cutting benefits each year so I expect the benefits to be less attractive as time goes on and working in the private sector may be a better option when it comes to benefits. Once again, from my experience of working with hundreds of employees across campus, most everyone is excellent to work with and are friendly.

  • Oct 09, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Intern - Hourly in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    I was an intern so I did not receive benefits.

  • Sep 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Great benefits. Health, tuition assistance, dental, retirement plan, vision,

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • CheckmarkReduced or Flexible Hours (15)
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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