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Updated July 16, 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 19 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. "If you want to be happy skip this place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    24 hours PTO for community service (if your boss wil let you take it)

    Cons

    Pay over 450$/year to park
    Health benefits on the constant decline
    Total hierarchy
    Hire Ups make you feel like crap, all the time
    All around a miserable place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice and stop treating everyone like idiots.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worse ITS deparment I have ever worked at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Applications Analyst in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - IT Applications Analyst in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Medical benefits are good because the employee portion is reasonable.

    Cons

    The CIO has no clue as to what is going on and his actions indicate he doesn't want to know. ITS has become one of the most negative places with people starting to turn on one another. External departments do not "like" ITS and have no confidence. A lot of departments are trying to find a way to handle some or most of their own IT processes.

    Advice to Management

    CIO - Climb out of your BMW and come down from your ivory tower and try to muster enough concern about the employees. Better yet, perhaps there is another university that you may be interested in working for.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A very bad experience working at UNC Chapel Hill"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Chapel Hill is a nice place to raise a family. Working with and mentoring the best and brightest students from North Carolina and beyond was rewarding and enjoyable.

    Cons

    Support for my position was non-existent. After my boss was fired for inappropriate relationship with a student, my role went completed unsupported and no one seemed to care what I did from there on out. Once they found someone to take over the program, I was quietly terminated. There was zero support from the Dean, faculty, Chancellor or Vice Chancellor. I was simply expendable. That's how it goes at UNC. If something goes wrong, they sweep it under the rug and impact people's lives adversely in the blink of an eye.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership and management skills need to be improved. Continuity planning needs to be addressed.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lackluster and disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Two free classes per year.

    Cons

    Too many to say, but morale is low, cronyism, impossible to move up, inept incompetent managers with little to no interest in developing their employees skills or advancement, aloof faculty who are demigods in their own minds, you are basically a glorified secretary even if you have a specialized degree, you prefer seeing the vendors and facilities guys everyday instead of the gabbing secretaries who prefer Internet Explorer and stupidity to moving up and getting better jobs. My job was very technical when I was hired in 2008 and after budget and grant decreases, I had to become an overqualified secretary.

    Advice to Management

    Your turnover is so high because you are entitled redneck. Retire already and get someone in there with an education in leadership and some tact and decency who can look at their employees in the eye before making back-door decisions about their careers.


  5. "Good University"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Instructor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Instructor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respectful employer
    Flexible schedule
    Pleasant university atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay
    Slow advancement schedule
    Parking is impossible


  6. "Hype, not Hope"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous holiday, vacation, and sick time policies.

    Cons

    Lack of mid-level managers that have the ability to lead people and manager labor and other resources.
    The university does not tend to promote from within or look at the actual talent of staff on site.
    Merit raises at the staff level are rare, normally can only hope for a legislative increase.
    Higher level/managers have much greater benefits and pay, out of proportion to the talent and capabilities of each.
    Demand and work load continue to increase while department resources continue to decrease.
    On-the-job training is lacking in many departments.
    Carolina Way and Carolina Pride is diminishing for those that live in reality and don't just bleed blue.

    Advice to Management

    Substance over form would move the university forward in the right direction. Currently feels like public image is priority.


  7. "Accounting Technician"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours 8-5 every day, never took work home. The work pace was really slack. Had a lot of down time with the occasional busy hour every day.

    Cons

    The management are just people who have MBA's or PHd's who got lost on the way to manifest destiny.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage.

  8. "No Direction, lack of leadership in UNCGA IT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Be careful what you are getting into. You will be told of your job responsibilities and expectation of you will be diametrically opposite to what job description says. Director does not know what the direction is. Salaries are too less and work is awfully lot and different from what you have experience in and trained for.

    Cons

    Workload, no personal life, wont be rewarded for what u do.

    Advice to Management

    Just get good leadership


  9. "Surplus Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administration Technician in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Administration Technician in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One cannot come up with any Pros.

    Cons

    Advancement, pay increases, health insurance, and permanent job possibities are not possible.

    Advice to Management

    Training in Safety, Health, and Fork lift use.


  10. "Social Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved working with the patients

    Cons

    Unstable work environment. Some hostility from medical staff.

    Advice to Management

    A joke


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