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UNC Chapel Hill Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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  • Low pay, and it's such a huge educational system that HR processes took a long time (in 14 reviews)

  • work-life balance is not that good if you have a push boss (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good part-time student work"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    relaxed hours, free food, not difficult

    Cons

    minimum wage, few people get raises


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant in Genetics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Top-notch genetics department
    -Collaborative atmosphere
    -Caring Faculty

    Cons

    About the same as working anywhere else in academia.

  3. "Good place to do research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time

    Pros

    People are so kind and helpful.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive


  4. "Great institution to pursue a PhD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time

    Pros

    Excellent resources, state-of-the-art facilities, world-renowned investigators, collaborative and interdisciplinary atmosphere

    Cons

    Public transportation can be sub-optimal, especially during the beginning of fall and spring semester


  5. "Great environment for intellectuals"

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    Current Employee - Research Project Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Research Project Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to outstanding library services, exposure to talented researchers, generous paid time off and tuition waiver program

    Cons

    Limited opportunities when working for an individual PI or faculty member

    Advice to Management

    Review research projects and deliverables to ensure quality. Staff should contribute to supervisor reviews in 360 performance reviews to strengthen management.


  6. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Benefits are great. Holiday bonus every year- base on annual performance. State salary increase every year- 1.5-2% increase. Many options for public transportation.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive. Depending on your location on campus, food is not easy to get to.


  7. "Development Department Disaster"

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    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser

    I worked at UNC Chapel Hill part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with fellow students created a positive work environment.

    Cons

    Management was extremely controlling and micromanaged.

  8. "Federal Work Study Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill part-time

    Pros

    on-campus, work study, financial aid

    Cons

    you don't get your full aid amount


  9. "Great science but poor department management"

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

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time

    Pros

    Great access to high quality facilities

    Cons

    Poor collegiality among graduate students and faculty


  10. "Nice place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice place around this triangle areas

    Cons

    Heath insurance keeps increasing, very bad

    Advice to Management

    No


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