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Updated December 14, 2017
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  • Low pay for teaching fellows/contract (in 18 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. "Good place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. "Design Intern, Sustainability at UNC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of North Carolina as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a ton about design, sustainability, and campus operations. Friendly and brilliant coworkers.

    Cons

    Tasks do not always fit job descriptions. At some points I was sorting through trash. Also, in a huge company like UNC, sometimes programs are forgotten about/not fully utilized.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive attitude.


  4. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Tech Support Generalist"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Exciting Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Working at UNC-CH"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 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

    Nice people, high standards, beautiful campu

    Cons

    Parking is very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Make professional development a priority.

  8. "Research Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Postdoctoral Fellowship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of North Carolina as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and intelligent people to work with who are vested in your success as well. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Limited parking on campus but public transport is free and accessible to other areas in the Triangle.


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