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Updated Sep 17, 2020

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  • "Awesome and amazing great place to work(in 28 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, great campus, lots of freedom(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Being a teacher's assistant can involve tedious work, especially grading in large volumes and it is very low pay(in 22 reviews)

  • "State budget cuts have left some basic services and building upkeep by the wayside(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      great place to work

      Aug 14, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Autonomy, praise and fulfilling work.

      Cons

      low pay, not much room for advancement

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Work for Enjoyment Not to Make a Living

      Sep 17, 2020 - Group Fitness Instructor in Chapel Hill, NC
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      Pros

      Low commitment Great way to meet people Improves your teaching skills

      Cons

      Very low pay Most employees do not put much effort in to be involved

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Long hours, low pay with slight possibility of future opportunities

      Oct 14, 2019 - Teacher Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
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      Pros

      Getting a graduate degree, such as a PhD, offers time for reflection and personal growth, in addition to unique opportunities post-graduation.

      Cons

      Being a teacher's assistant can involve tedious work, especially grading in large volumes and it is very low pay.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not recommend for young talent.

      Feb 3, 2019 - Research Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Great benefits - sick time, vacation, paid holidays, education benefits, good insurance for individual full-time employees. If you can get a private-industry job instead, you will earn more and have more opportunities for advancement.

      Cons

      Old school patriarchal hierarchy. Plantation mentality. Racist. Low pay. Difficult to advance because of red tape policies.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      not great

      Mar 22, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      some departments are wonderful, unionzed grad students and campus workers

      Cons

      terrible grievance policies and benefits, low pay

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Director

      Nov 20, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Reputation, flexibility, paid time off

      Cons

      Low pay, infrequent raises, inadequate health coverage

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Teaching fellow, graduate instructor

      Oct 4, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Love the students with whom we are so lucky to work—smart, kind, thoughtful about and dedicated to their work. Though this can continue growing (!), students are from every life background—all economic classes, races and ethnicities, gender presentations and sexualities, religions, immigration statuses, health and dis/ability statuses. All of the above is a true gift in a classroom, as an instructor.

      Cons

      Low pay for teaching fellows/contract. Teaching not emphasized in graduate programs—ie meant to be an afterthought (which leads to bad quality education). In other words, the University sets up a system for grad teaching fellows’ quality work to be used for little pay under High pressure.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Public University

      Aug 3, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Working for the UNC is pretty basic. The pay isn't great but I was a student and they are very understanding of a student's class schedule and they were flexible with providing different opportunities for work.

      Cons

      Very low pay. If you need a job to support anything more than partying than this isn't the best place to work. $8 doesn't go very far when you only work 10 hours a week.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Life as a graduate student

      Jul 6, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Free to come and go as you please. Excellent advisers and administrators. Great atmosphere. Great coworkers. Work is initiated by your own interests in a subject

      Cons

      Freedom is limited by massive workload and low pay. It is difficult to get holidays off. You often feel looked down upon for taking a vacation. Everyone still thinks you take classes

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Mixed bag

      May 8, 2016 - Bioinformatics Analyst in Chapel Hill, NC
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      Pros

      Beautiful campus. Great part of the country to live in and raise a family. They have a lot of resources and connections for bioinformatics research. I've had the freedom to push my skill set in the direction I want it to go. It's satisfying to know the work you are doing could directly impact people's lives.

      Cons

      Low pay. Poor benefits. The admin and hr is ineffective and overbearing. If you are categorized as an SHRA employee, you are limited in what consulting work you can do on the side. The gym/shower facilities are a 20 min walk away, so exercising during a break isn't an option. Lots of chatter around the work area makes it hard to focus at times. Academic environments are often blatantly oppressive and intolerant of people with religious beliefs. UNC is no different.

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