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The University of North Carolina System Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2019

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Chapel Hill, NC
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great emphasis on maintaining work/life balance - Very collegial work environment, with good mix of ages and levels of experience - Varied work responsibilities - Lots of interaction with campus community - Relatively high compensation

    Cons

    - Little to no interaction with upper administration - Emphasis on inclusive goes overboard at times - Paternalistic attitude towards students peaks out from time to time

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to interact with lower rung employees.

    The University of North Carolina System2014-01-16
  2. "good place to work in if you want to have a work life balance. good experience as a junior faculty there."

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Chapel Hill, NC
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    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    a work life balance; good high school around; the weather is great; good environment for research and potential opportunity to transfer to tenure track.

    Cons

    not in a very big city. student level vary a lot. school of engineering and computer science is not very strong, so hard to find collaborative in that area.

    The University of North Carolina System2014-01-15
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  4. "Ideal for those interested in pursuing an academic career, not conducive for preparing for other scientific careers"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC
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    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Independence - particularly on projects Project Management - lots of opportunities for this as a postdoc in larger labs with undergraduate and graduate students Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance

    Cons

    Limited support for jobs outside of academia Overwhelmed/disconnected PIs

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes PIs are overwhelmed with responsibilities, especially given the funding situation and there are long delays in feedback on your work.

    The University of North Carolina System2014-01-09
  5. "A great place to get an education or retire, but not much else"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful training and development programs (if your supervisor and work schedule permit your attendance). There are lots of perks to working at a top-tier public University; access to great performances and speakers (free or low cost); wonderful libraries; tuition waivers for 2 classes per year; access to great exercise facilities. There tends to be a lot of flexibility on campus, which is great for work/life balance and the extended winter holiday break is a boon!

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    Cons

    There is an obvious lack of management training, which can lead to very hit or miss experiences for employees. Communication from upper administration trickles down to employees at a pretty slow rate. If you're coming from the private sector, be prepared for lots of bureaucracy. Not many upwardly mobile career opportunities for younger employees. Salaries offered are often well below market rate (unless you work in a department with external funding). Benefits offerings are not at all competitive. The best and brightest employees often move on to better paying institutions as quickly as possible. State budget cuts often result in zero percent salary increases (nope, not even cost of living).

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    Advice to Management

    Improved communication and competitive salaries would greatly help to improve employee morale.

    The University of North Carolina System2013-08-09
  6. "Interesting work, standard levels of bureaucracy"

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    Project Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
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    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System

    Pros

    Working on campus provides access to great academic resources, lectures, and courses. Health, paid leave, and retirement benefits are very good. Most staff are free to have a good work-life balance, and flex time is often available. Almost everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    Working at a large institution can make it hard to figure out who is responsible for what. Pay is not as competitive as private firms in the area.

    The University of North Carolina System2012-03-07
  7. "Great work life balance"

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     in Chapel Hill, NC
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    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System

    Pros

    There are people there who are extremely dedicated and they inspire people to work hard. Greate work life balance there.

    Cons

    There are people there who just "punch the clock" - can be unprofessional at times as it is very territorial.

    Advice to Management

    SPA s need to have at will employment like everyone else - that way the dedicated people will stay and other positions will be improved upon.

    The University of North Carolina System2011-05-07
  8. "fun place to work"

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    I worked at The University of North Carolina System

    Pros

    Small town atmosphere and dedicated faculty create a great work environment. They are working to address improved work/life balance and gender representation.

    Cons

    There is little available parking on campus but access to free bus inexpensive zip car makes it easier to commute.

    Advice to Management

    Great job. It is very important to recognize the hard working staff, and show them appreciation for what they do.

    The University of North Carolina System2011-03-31
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