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University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated April 20, 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. "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.


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

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    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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "postdoc"

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    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


  7. "Worked for UNC Campus Recreation"

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    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Great location
    - Decent pay

    Cons

    - May not have enough hours for primary income


  8. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good working culture and motivates you to work hard

    Cons

    nothing much. No career growth. Unrelated tasks

    Advice to Management

    keep going


  9. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Excellent professional development avenues available.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities after a postdoc

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Industrial Hygienist"

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    Current Employee - Staff Industrial Hygienist in Holly Springs, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Industrial Hygienist in Holly Springs, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of North Carolina (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The current position with the University allows for a stable income with flexibility.

    Cons

    The department offers limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within


  11. "Registered nurse at family practice"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Hillsborough, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Hillsborough, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are friendly and helpful. Without them I would still not be here. I had ample training to learn Epic.

    Cons

    Short staffed so much so I can't get my daily responsibilities completed. So many responsibilities that most clinical staff do not have.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more clinical staff and pay better


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