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Updated February 13, 2017
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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. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work friendly, Tests technical capabilities

    Cons

    Low funding, less positions available


  2. "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


  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. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good working culture and motivates you to work hard

    Cons

    nothing much. No career growth. Unrelated tasks

    Advice to Management

    keep going


  6. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Excellent professional development avenues available.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities after a postdoc

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "HR Rep"

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

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

    Pros

    The students and staff creates a lot of diversity.

    Cons

    Increases are depended on the state legislation.


  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. "Graduate research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Gain science knowledge, experience, and are able to publish your work in peer reviewed journals. Able to receive doctorate degree as well without needing student loans

    Cons

    Long hours with little compensation, plan to spend at least 5 years at this step in order to receive your doctorate.

    Advice to Management

    Would be helpful to educate students better on the employment options following completion of the degree. Also aid in placing the student into the work force would be nice.


  10. "Standard Post-doctoral Research Fellowship"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the chemistry department. Many labs are in the new chemistry building(s), such as Venable Hall. Great opportunities to network with scientists in other labs. It was a positive experience.

    Cons

    I was paid less than the NIH standard for postdocs at the time. I worked long hours but that was mostly self-imposed.


  11. "Graduate Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work and it is challenging at times which brings up the best in you.

    Cons

    At times there is less work to do and at times the exact opposite of it. Otherwise its easy going



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