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Updated October 25, 2016
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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. "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,


  2. "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.


  3. "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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  5. "Registered nurse at family practice"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Hillsborough, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Hillsborough, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are friendly and helpful. Without them I would still not be here. I had ample training to learn Epic.

    Cons

    Short staffed so much so I can't get my daily responsibilities completed. So many responsibilities that most clinical staff do not have.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more clinical staff and pay better


  6. "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.


  7. "Director of Alumni Engagement"

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    Former Employee - Director, Alumni Relations in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Director, Alumni Relations in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative and an important part of the NC educational system. Some areas have good resources to support workers and their efforts.

    Cons

    Very hard to earn more money unless you move into a different job. You have to work in a large bureaucracy and it can take a long time to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    take time to manage the people that work for you, lay out clear objectives and goals and provide resources to achieve those goals.


  8. "Standard Gap-Year Research Job"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mildly flexible work hours (some days can be 8-7, some can be 10-4)

    Surrounded by intelligent, industrious researchers.

    Cons

    The pay is as bad as it is at any academic institution. No one argues that it should compete with industry standards, which can be 50-100% more in mid-level positions like a technician or research associate.

    Advice to Management

    Universities need to implement and/or improve the role of hiring managers/administrators to help extremely intelligent researchers with their complete incompetence surrounding administrative knowledge and responsibilities.


  9. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice team and very friendly work environment. Everyone you encounter was nice and helpful.

    Cons

    The commute was awful. Driving into Chapel Hill and either park and ride or using the deck was really difficult. Other than that, no real complaints


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Analyst in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Analyst in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus.
    Great part of the country to live in and raise a family.
    They have a lot of resources and connections for bioinformatics research.
    I've had the freedom to push my skill set in the direction I want it to go.
    It's satisfying to know the work you are doing could directly impact people's lives.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Poor benefits.
    The admin and hr is ineffective and overbearing.
    If you are categorized as an SHRA employee, you are limited in what consulting work you can do on the side.
    The gym/shower facilities are a 20 min walk away, so exercising during a break isn't an option.
    Lots of chatter around the work area makes it hard to focus at times.
    Academic environments are often blatantly oppressive and intolerant of people with religious beliefs. UNC is no different.


  11. "Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Rougemont, NC
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Rougemont, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice laid back atmosphere, great job for students and anyone who wants to be an RA. Good for getting into working for housing

    Cons

    Can only work a maximum of 20 hours a week



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