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Updated May 15, 2017
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Pros
  • great work-life balance, flexibility in scheduling to honor student schedules (in 24 reviews)

  • Benefits are good if you are covering "employee only (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • University gives little to no oversight or support for higher level courses compared to what is available for entry level courses (in 9 reviews)

  • Limited room for advancement, low pay (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "traveling Surgical Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Traveling Surical Tech in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Traveling Surical Tech in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff, Nice Doctor's, Teaching Hospital , Learned alot

    Cons

    I'll miss it when my contract is up!


  2. "Surplus/Warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "UNC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


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  5. "Postdoctoral research associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    It is fun to think, calculate, and write for molecular biophysics theory.

    Cons

    Low salary and one year contract

    Advice to Management

    I want to keep on my carrier with any position related to biophysics in US and CANADA.


  6. "Great place to work as a student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    UNC Campus Rec provides a fun work atmosphere. Most people are kind and welcoming. Definitely made some great friends working here. There are also some positions which are fairly active--beats sitting at a desk all day.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover from year-to-year as many of the employees are students. Con because you may lose some of your work friends, but also could be a pro because you get to make more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You provide a great experience for young people to grow, learn, and develop a variety of skills.


  7. "Graduate research assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Laboratory Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Intern in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Laboratory Intern in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and conducive lab environment.

    Cons

    A car is almost necessary for commuting.


  9. "Director of Alumni Engagement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Standard Gap-Year Research Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    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.


  11. "Standard Post-doctoral Research Fellowship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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