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Updated Oct 14, 2019

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  • "Being a teacher's assistant can involve tedious work, especially grading in large volumes and it is very low pay(in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The University of North Carolina System part-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, praise and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    low pay, not much room for advancement

    The University of North Carolina System2017-08-14
  2. "Long hours, low pay with slight possibility of future opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than 5 years

    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.

    The University of North Carolina System2019-10-14
  3. "Not recommend for young talent."

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than a year

    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.

    Advice to Management

    You will continue to lose talent to better paying corporate jobs that offer more opportunity for growth and advancement.

    The University of North Carolina System2019-02-03
  4. "not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time

    Pros

    some departments are wonderful, unionzed grad students and campus workers

    Cons

    terrible grievance policies and benefits, low pay

    The University of North Carolina System2018-03-22
  5. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time

    Pros

    Reputation, flexibility, paid time off

    Cons

    Low pay, infrequent raises, inadequate health coverage

    The University of North Carolina System2017-11-21
  6. "Teaching fellow, graduate instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System part-time

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Raise teaching contract pay to humane levels for grad students. Create more professorship and fewer adjunct lines—professors at major universities should not be living in poverty. Create time, space, and priorities trainings for faculty and grad teaching fellows that leave room for great teaching to occur and be rewarded equally (not stigmatized or dismissed).

    The University of North Carolina System2017-10-04
  7. "Public University"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The University of North Carolina System

    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.

    Advice to Management

    none

    The University of North Carolina System2016-08-03
  8. "Life as a graduate student"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System

    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

    Advice to Management

    Graduate school has become a job. You have a boss, you get paid (very little), and there are expectations about how many hours you are there working. With this in mind. It should be made to be more like a job, with vacation hours and a stated regimental workweek.

    The University of North Carolina System2016-07-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Analyst in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for less than a year

    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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    The University of North Carolina System2016-05-08
  10. "UNC TEACCH"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time

    Pros

    Great chance to do what you love, with good benefits.

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement, low pay

    The University of North Carolina System2016-04-19
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