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UNC Wilmington Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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Pros
  • fun and close work environment, really become family with team members (in 6 reviews)

  • Work life balance, job security, opportunity to travel, great PTO and compensatory time off, tuition remission for continuing education (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Dysfunctional leadership, low pay, lack of mobility (in 9 reviews)

  • My unit didn't receive much attention from upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great University"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UNC Wilmington part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Free Gym Access
    Great Discounts

    Cons

    Parking Sucks
    HR seems out of touch

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Solid Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UNC Wilmington part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked within Campus Life, and I would say that my overall experience was good. I met a lot wonderful people, learned how to communicate with customers with a variety of particular customers, as well as how to better conduct myself in stressful situations.

    Cons

    Working for Campus Life can be a lot of fun, but there were many times when it felt like they were expecting their employees to care a bit too much. Yes, they're paying you and it's a good experience, but you're getting paid barely over minimum wage to work less than 20hrs a week. For most people this job wont lead to a full-blown career. It's still a good job, just a little much at times. Also, they only pay people once a month.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people every two weeks.


  3. "Uncw campus recreation"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at UNC Wilmington part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They understand the schedule of a student and were very flexible.

    Cons

    They pay students below what they deserve.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO YOURSELF?"

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    Former Employee - Professor in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Professor in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UNC Wilmington full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's academia, so you (theoretically) have brilliant people around you as colleagues. The students are bright. There is a beach, adequate shopping, and a thriving arts community.

    Cons

    This used to be a wonderful place to work, but morale has gone down precipitously in the last 5 years. No pay increases of substance for a decade, little or no support for teaching or research, academic freedom non-existent, no support when Millennial students throw tantrums because they don't earn an A grade, and a lack of respect for faculty from students and administration. Professors who have the opportunity generally leave after a couple years. Take a job here only if you can't get any other.

    Advice to Management

    A complete overhaul of management practices is required.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "University Learning Center"

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    Current Employee - SI Peer Training Mentor in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - SI Peer Training Mentor in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UNC Wilmington part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong leadership and mentorship. Well-educated leaders that consistently incorporate innovative techniques for enhancing student success. Great opportunities for professional skills development.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to communicate with faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Great Employer"

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    Former Employee - Support Technician in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Had a really fantastic time working at UNCW

    Cons

    The pay could definitely be better, but it's a state job soo


  8. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at UNC Wilmington full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, decent (though not excessive) pay.

    Cons

    Administration often buts in with unhelpful obligations.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UNC Wilmington full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent school year or summer job. Very flexible with class schedule and other student responsibilities. Overall I really enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to similar jobs at other places. Also the raises are simply $.25/yr, regardless of how hard you work or how lazy you are. It is a huge disincentive honestly.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The new UNCW."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UNC Wilmington full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great faculty, staff and Campus.

    Cons

    Awful senior leadership (Chancellor and Vice Chancellors)!

    Advice to Management

    It's not about you ... Senior leadership. It's about UNCW's faculty and students and their success! It's not about increasing enrollment so the Chancellor can move on to his next job in 4-6 years. Appreciate what UNCW faculty has done and continue to do. UNCW is where it is because of their work; nor yours. You just came to UNCW a year ago.


  11. "management"

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    Current Employee - Management in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Management in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UNC Wilmington full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Several perks like library has DVD's you can check out, lots of eateries on campus. Free entry to most sporting events.

    Cons

    Work lots have increased tremendously. Only get a raise when everyone else does.


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