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"Rewarding but demanding work as a graduate teaching assistant"

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Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
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I have been working at University of North Carolina as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Rewarding experiences consist of regular encounters with bright students who provide quick and honest feedback. Fair advising from the teaching faculty; however, consensus to most questions were addressed by a team of TAs.

Cons

An uneven distribution of workload can result in long busy streaks, particularly at the end of the semester. The compensation for teaching positions does not match this workload.

Advice to Management

Please consider raising teaching assistantship compensation levels to match estimates of workload throughout the semester.

Other Employee Reviews for University of North Carolina

  1. "Overall, a great place to be"

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    Current Employee - General Librarian in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - General Librarian in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, beautiful campus, great colleagues, low stress. Mission-driven and most people are devoted to their work. Open, thoughtful environment.

    Cons

    State employee salary and (lack of) benefits. Not much opportunity for growth. Can be stodgy, bureaucratic at times. Feels hard to make a difference. Budget woes for 5+ years, can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to repair recently tarnished reputation. Make bold decisions!


  2. "Enjoyable work environment, not much room for growth for staff"

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    Former Employee - Student Services Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Student Services Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the environment, my co-workers, the faculty and students. Great challenges, supportive colleagues, never a dull day!

    Cons

    As staff (not faculty), I felt that there was little room for career advancement without completely changing departments and job areas. In 5 1/2 years my salary increases were mostly from legislative action and when those stopped due to the recession, I saw this as a dead-end job.

    Advice to Management

    More professional development for staff. The University does a much better job in supporting and encouraging the careers of its faculty than it does for SPA staff.

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