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Updated September 9, 2017
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Margaret Spellings
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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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building
    Nice Campus
    A lot of free time

    Cons

    Very expensive
    Very high university fees
    Very expensive parking fees
    Mediocre management


  6. "nice people. Good PTO and sick leave policy."

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people nice atmosphere. Good PTO and sick leave policy.

    Cons

    No 401k match. Health insurance plans used to have free premium options but will no longer be the case in 2018.


  7. "Meaningful work but sometimes frustrating bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - I worked in a division of Student Wellness while a student. There was a great team and the permanent staff were lovely to work alongside. We did meaningful work which had a sense of purpose and I always felt supported my supervisors.

    Cons

    Supervisors did not respond well to being proactive - there was a constant fear of taking risks which meant we achieved less. Sometimes you did not feel rewarded or recognized for your work, even when it was used in a high profile way.

    Advice to Management

    Put in effort to keep good talent.

  8. "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,


  9. "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.


  10. "Industrial Hygienist"

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    Current Employee - Staff Industrial Hygienist in Holly Springs, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Industrial Hygienist in Holly Springs, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of North Carolina (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The current position with the University allows for a stable income with flexibility.

    Cons

    The department offers limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within


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