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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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Pros
  • great work-life balance, flexibility in scheduling to honor student schedules (in 24 reviews)

  • The work environment is intellectually stimulating (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for teaching fellows/contract (in 17 reviews)

  • University gives little to no oversight or support for higher level courses compared to what is available for entry level courses (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of North Carolina as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and passionate staff

    Cons

    Can be an overly conservative campus institutionally


  2. "phd"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Instructor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am an instructor for an introductory course for statistics. It helps me get prepared for further career life and practice my english speaking.

    Cons

    Due to the government funding, the salary for an instructor is only a little bit higher than TA's. However, I need to spend 10 more hours

    Advice to Management

    Please balance the salary with the real working hours.

  3. "Stone and Leaf Cafe"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Barista in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lax on call outs, works with your schedule

    Cons

    bad management, underpaid, rules like can't drink water


  4. "Research Tech"

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    Former Employee - Research Tech in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Research Tech in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at University of North Carolina (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work at

    Cons

    low compensation and no opportunity for advancement


  5. "accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Pension and other benefits when hired. University setting.

    Cons

    Too many temps are not hired permanently.

    Advice to Management

    Temps are not more efficient.


  6. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of North Carolina part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked as a graduate research assistant and benefit a lot from the academic environment in there

    Cons

    Location is restricted not very open to industry


  7. "You know what you're getting into"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fairly reliable as far as contract work goes

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for upward growth

  8. "Design Intern, Sustainability at UNC"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of North Carolina as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a ton about design, sustainability, and campus operations. Friendly and brilliant coworkers.

    Cons

    Tasks do not always fit job descriptions. At some points I was sorting through trash. Also, in a huge company like UNC, sometimes programs are forgotten about/not fully utilized.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive attitude.


  9. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very supportive enviornment, very nice colleagues. People are passionate about making real contribution to the world.

    Cons

    The whole institution is arrogant. They forget whole big the world is out there. They are not the only one or the best one.


  10. "Tech Support Generalist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours in between classes, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Training was limited, customer service isn't for everyone.


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