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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 23 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. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building
    Nice Campus
    A lot of free time

    Cons

    Very expensive
    Very high university fees
    Very expensive parking fees
    Mediocre management


  3. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Campuce
    Good research environment
    nice weather

    Cons

    P.h.D Students pay to study even with scholarship
    Students salaries did not increase for the last 4 years although fees and cost of life are increasing
    It cost more to park on campus than to park uptown charlotte

    Advice to Management

    Value a little better your P.h.D Students.


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  5. "nice people. Good PTO and sick leave policy."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people nice atmosphere. Good PTO and sick leave policy.

    Cons

    No 401k match. Health insurance plans used to have free premium options but will no longer be the case in 2018.


  6. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive learning environment, great support of advisor

    Cons

    little opportunity to negotiate salary


  7. "Know your PI"

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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
    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.


  8. "Meaningful work but sometimes frustrating bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - I worked in a division of Student Wellness while a student. There was a great team and the permanent staff were lovely to work alongside. We did meaningful work which had a sense of purpose and I always felt supported my supervisors.

    Cons

    Supervisors did not respond well to being proactive - there was a constant fear of taking risks which meant we achieved less. Sometimes you did not feel rewarded or recognized for your work, even when it was used in a high profile way.

    Advice to Management

    Put in effort to keep good talent.


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "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


  11. "postdoc"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Chapel Hill, NC
    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

    low payment lots of work

    Cons

    flexible on time flexible on time


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