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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Reviews

Updated December 8, 2016
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Margaret Spellings
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Pros
  • great work-life balance, flexibility in scheduling to honor student schedules (in 23 reviews)

  • Benefits are good if you are covering "employee only (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited room for advancement, low pay (in 15 reviews)

  • There are little to no career growth opportunities (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Carolina Union Events Management Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    great work-life balance, flexibility in scheduling to honor student schedules

    Cons

    small staff so shift coverage for call-outs/sickness could be difficult, no additional benefits


  2. "postdoc"

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

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

    Pros

    low payment lots of work

    Cons

    flexible on time flexible on time


  3. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people and surprisingly flexible operations.

    Cons

    There weren't really any "cons" to my experience.

    Advice to Management

    The athletic scandal is a disgrace and an embarrassment to your employees. Do something about it.


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  5. "Great place to work, but disadvantage of grant work"

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    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people to work with

    Cons

    The only disadvantage to working here was that is was grant-funded and grant money is more difficult to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure you have consistent funding before hiring new people and then letting them go 13 months later,


  6. "A lot of work for little pay"

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot on the job but it was a job meant for recent college graduates looking for a gap year before graduate school and the pay is structured that way. Great if you want patient interaction for a medical school application.

    Cons

    The funding is terrible and I never got a raise or even a mention of a raise. It felt awful to work hard and not be compensated for my bachelor's degree and my high quality work. Working harder wouldn't mean a raise or promotion. No room for advancement. You do it for the experience, certainly not the money.


  7. "Worked for UNC Campus Recreation"

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    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Great location
    - Decent pay

    Cons

    - May not have enough hours for primary income


  8. "Surplus/Warehouse"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy going environment in a beautiful setting.

    Cons

    Pay raises are very rare. There are plenty of open positions so your raise will come from changing jobs


  9. "UNC"

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    Former Employee - Credentialed Radiant Trainer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Credentialed Radiant Trainer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    My most recent opportunity was more pleasurable and less stressful due to the Radiant/Cupid, he had the documentation and curricula completed, workflows were clear and the CTs were not running behind schedule.

    Cons

    The Radiant/Cupid ID is very intense, emotional and wants to over communicate with the student, meaning giving them too much information.


  10. "Postdoctoral research associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    It is fun to think, calculate, and write for molecular biophysics theory.

    Cons

    Low salary and one year contract

    Advice to Management

    I want to keep on my carrier with any position related to biophysics in US and CANADA.


  11. "Great place to work as a student"

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    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    UNC Campus Rec provides a fun work atmosphere. Most people are kind and welcoming. Definitely made some great friends working here. There are also some positions which are fairly active--beats sitting at a desk all day.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover from year-to-year as many of the employees are students. Con because you may lose some of your work friends, but also could be a pro because you get to make more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You provide a great experience for young people to grow, learn, and develop a variety of skills.



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