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Updated August 4, 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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "Exciting Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for seminars, surrounded my motivated students and researchers. Good benefits for permanent hires. My work space was a beautiful new lab building, open and bright, with good facilities and departmental management/support.

    Cons

    Inconvenient (overcrowded for parking, pay to park and ride), low academic salary, culture of weekend and evening work for non-hourly coworkers. Trend to hire temporary for long periods (I worked temp over 2 years before permanent hire and met others in the same situation at orientation).

    Advice to Management

    Limit temporary terms. Provide resources for skill and responsibility assessment so that employees can challenge position bands.


  4. "Research Instructor"

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

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

    Pros

    state benefits, flexible work hours, great PTO

    Cons

    not much opportunity for raises, hard to get promoted because the process takes a year


  5. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge amount of resources, nice area with low traffic in the immediate area when compared to other parts of the Triangle.
    Large competitive research community to help you excel.

    Cons

    Numerous moving parts, and as such some things can be marred with Bureaucracy, but that's to be expected with a University.
    Research environment of the School of Medicine is other, but not always, toxic.


  6. "Know your PI"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, a very friendly and collaborative environment. Most faculty and scientists here are very supportive. Its really a great place to do high impact research.

    Cons

    Some of the faculty treat their post docs and graduate students like crap. Not exactly an unique situation to UNC, but just a reminder to anyone looking to post doc their to check up on the reputation of their principal investigator before working for them.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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