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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. "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.


  2. "Postdoctoral research associate"

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    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.

  3. "Great place to work as a student"

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    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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Laboratory Intern"

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    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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Great Work Study Program"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Easy job at the library, it's the perfect job for work study students that allowed me to work on classes when the circulation desk wasn't busy.

    Cons

    Not much was a con working in the library -- shelving was somewhat tedious but fairly painless and easy to learn generally.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to management other than to say they were great and "pay" was commensurate with the work that I had to do.


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