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UNC Chapel Hill Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  • work-life balance is not that good if you have a push boss (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay and somewhat tedious work (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Supportive & Involved"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UNC Chapel Hill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Caring people
    Community outreach
    Excellent facilities and research centers

    Cons

    Highly competitive and focused on number and types of grants for advancement


  2. "research technician"

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

    Pros

    great environment and great researchers

    Cons

    less communication between each group

  3. "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment with lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Parking is annoying, but manageable.


  4. "Great learning experience but too many hours"

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

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time

    Pros

    Depending on which department you work for, you may find great support from peers and mentors. The best part is that as a GRA you may have flexibility with respect to being able to work remotely.

    Cons

    If you have no savings (like most students with student debt) or you're struggling with finances, there may be almost no room to engage in professional development activities as for most of the perks (i.e. conference traveling, professional workshops, etc) you may have to pay upfront, then get reimbursed.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider investing more money in your students.


  5. "Great place for biomedical research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time

    Pros

    Great resources and support for students, competitive stipend, high quality research, collegial environment

    Cons

    budget constraints sometimes, stipend hasn't increased with cost of living


  6. "Good research, bad salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and faculty, strong clinical interactions.

    Cons

    The same cons as every post doc, poor salary and crowded field.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hourly rate, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    No support or benefits for part-time employees. No opportunities for upward advancement

    Advice to Management

    Bring your part time employees into full-time status in order to improve morale

  8. "UNC Job - PhD Student"

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

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent labs, facilities, human resources.

    Cons

    Only con for some people would be the size of the city.


  9. "Postdoctoral Researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at UNC Chapel Hill full-time

    Pros

    Good public transportation system on campus

    Cons

    University postdoc salary guidelines fall below NIH suggested minima.


  10. "Fine place to be a student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very helpful student support services

    Cons

    Nothing in particular was bad


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