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University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Pros
  • great work-life balance, flexibility in scheduling to honor student schedules (in 24 reviews)

  • The work environment is intellectually stimulating (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for teaching fellows/contract (in 17 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. "Good place"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked as a graduate research assistant and benefit a lot from the academic environment in there

    Cons

    Location is restricted not very open to industry


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job in a college campus

    Cons

    there is absolutely no parking anywhere, you have to take the bus

    Advice to Management

    open up parking for employees

  3. "You know what you're getting into"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Fairly reliable as far as contract work goes

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for upward growth


  4. "Assistant Coach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great kids and fun atmosphere

    Cons

    kind of annoying to deal with head coach


  5. "Regional Development Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an incredible place to work.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working here.


  6. "Great place to be a graduate student."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great science pushing technical boundaries. Helpful administration. Great career building opportunities through TIBBS.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.


  7. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive enviornment, very nice colleagues. People are passionate about making real contribution to the world.

    Cons

    The whole institution is arrogant. They forget whole big the world is out there. They are not the only one or the best one.

  8. "Beware of management"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition benefit (three classes at any NC public institution, per year)
    The setting -- nestled among trees, next to a disc golf course
    HR-- very friendly and eager to help

    Cons

    Data and analytics management (top to bottom) have big egos, do not take any suggestions, micro-manage (not a good thing when dealing with seasoned professionals), and expect a ton of work/overtime because they have a backlog of work since folks have been quitting.
    No upward mobility because group is so small.

    Advice to Management

    Take suggestions.
    If you are wrong, admit it instead of punishing the person who shared the truth.
    Act appreciative of the hard work (never saying anything remotely similar to 'thank you' or 'good job' is not a way to make employees want to push even harder).
    Stop being snobs and playing favorites
    Learn how to 'manage' seasoned professionals-- or, only hire those with little work experience.
    Learn to smile and talk with everyone (not just your pets), and be humble.


  9. "Stimulating environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stimulating environment, bike to work

    Cons

    Benefit package could be better


  10. "It was truly a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    You get to interact with people from many different backgrounds

    Cons

    Because you work with so many people you can expect some are hard to work with


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