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Updated March 9, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance, healthy relationship with colleagues" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Fantastic culture and work environment" (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for teaching fellows/contract" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Limited room for advancement, low pay" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "UNC entry level employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, healthy relationship with colleagues.

    Cons

    Parking is the biggest con of working at UNC. If you are a commuter, your best option is that free bus pass.


  2. "Administrative Nightmare Overshadows Great Science"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, including a generous amount of vacation time; Excellent scientific research with some of the best in their fields

    Cons

    Amount of bureaucratic red tape is astronomical and the status quo is impossible to move beyond; pay is not necessarily commensurate with education and experience due to laws around equity; work-life balance is not great due; at the mercy of the NC General Assembly for pay increases

    Advice to Management

    Stop making professional development so impossible to achieve.

  3. "Excellent work place"

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    Former Employee - Summer Painter
    Former Employee - Summer Painter

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Good summer job, physically active, pays well.

    Cons

    Parking can sometimes be a problem


  4. "Amazing experience"

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    Current Employee - Operations Ambassador
    Current Employee - Operations Ambassador
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great pay for low responsibility, easy to get promoted, amazing community, very fun and relaxed, only required to work 6 hours a week

    Cons

    Hard to get a lot of hours, and very hard to get hours during the summer


  5. "TAship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours as a TA

    Cons

    Have to cover student fees


  6. "Not recommend for young talent."

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits - sick time, vacation, paid holidays, education benefits, good insurance for individual full-time employees.
    If you can get a private-industry job instead, you will earn more and have more opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Old school patriarchal hierarchy. Plantation mentality. Racist. Low pay. Difficult to advance because of red tape policies.

    Advice to Management

    You will continue to lose talent to better paying corporate jobs that offer more opportunity for growth and advancement.


  7. "Flexible work but poor pay"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, autonomy, good collaboration opportunities

    Cons

    No merit pay raises, very limited/expensive parking

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, great people, great benefits

    Cons

    Uncompetitive salaries, limited career ladders


  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    it was a great job

    Cons

    there were no cons ot this job


  10. "Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    opportunity to get further education

    Cons

    Upper management is not understanding

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with people you manage