UNC Chapel Hill Reviews

Updated May 13, 2021

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212 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great coworkers and work environment(in 45 reviews)

  • "great people, love being on campus(in 41 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor management in some labs; low pay(in 25 reviews)

  • "Long hours and difficult schedule(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Average

      May 10, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC
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      Pros

      Prestige, facilities, funding, resources, location

      Cons

      culture, pay, parking, benefits, etc

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good university / research institution. Low pay and lacks incentives

      May 4, 2021 - Business Officer in Chapel Hill, NC
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      Pros

      Contributing to the accomplishments of driven researchers. The campus is lovely. Mostly easy going and kind people. Good tuition benefit (3 courses per academic term). If you enjoy the atmosphere of college game days and picturesque campus scenes this is a good place to spend your day. Working here is much like any other US university. If you get into a good department/division/research center life is good here.

      Cons

      Low pay and no incentives. Most co-workers haven't received cost of living increase in years and absolutely no merit increases. This results in some motivated / hard working staff to leave and those remaining feel unappreciated. The intrinsic and extrinsic balance is off. Grinding bureaucracy from university central offices and state polices. Lack of customer service from central offices. If you don't mind the bus the campus is easy to access.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place to work

      May 10, 2021 - CST I in Chapel Hill, NC
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      Pros

      IRA, health benefits, wonderful co-workers

      Cons

      You have to pay for parking or take a bus

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      The best job ever

      May 13, 2021 - Clinical Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Pay is great and it was always exciting to travel with my co workers to conduct home visits!

      Cons

      I loved everything about it

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stable, but unpleasant

      Apr 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Stability (allegedly very difficult to get fired). Nice employer match on the 401k (but you have to suffer through being underpaid for 5 years before the match vests). Tuition stipend for enrolling in classes (this process is pretty horribly bureaucratic, but if you can find out how to enroll, it was an otherwise great experience).

      Cons

      No clear path for career growth and low salaries (in order to get a raise, you have to get your job reclassified which is an arduous process or you have to leverage a different job offer and basically pretend you're going to quit). Terrible management and support for staff (my department has had 20% of our staff quit during the last year due almost exclusively to departmental leadership and a toxic work environment. Overly bureaucratic

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good School

      May 10, 2021 - Student in Chapel Hill, NC
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      Pros

      Great research institute for students

      Cons

      Not apply in this case

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      meh

      May 13, 2021 - PhD Researcher in Chapel Hill, NC
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      Pros

      working for a university in a beautiful setting

      Cons

      no socialization, expected to earn your own money through grants, didn't give me the duties promised at the interview.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Social/Clinical Research Specialist

      May 2, 2021 - Social/Clinical Research Specialist 
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      Pros

      The pros vary by where you work. Overall, I work in a small, close-knit environment. I love what we are able to do.

      Cons

      This job family does not adequately reflect the work and is too general for positions. SHRA positions, in general, are underpaid.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      NA

      May 7, 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Chapel Hill, NC
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      Pros

      Good location, Nice climate, Nice costing

      Cons

      Not Applicable for this part, N/A.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great work-study

      May 4, 2021 - Transcriptionist in Chapel Hill, NC
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      Pros

      Flexible and can work around your classes

      Cons

      has to be done before 5 on weekdays, can't work weekends

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