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Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
231 Reviews
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231 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Reasonable cost of living (having lived in Midwest and West coast) in Chapel Hill/Carrboro areas (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • The recession hit the University hard, but it seemed like they were taking the budget cuts out on the lowest paid employees (in 8 reviews)

  • No raises for faculty in five years and none are on the horizon (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bittersweet

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    As a student you are able to receive many discounts around chapel hill for food and lodging. In addition there are many work related opportunties available on campus for students.

    Cons

    The salaries for students do not increase over the course of your graduate career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great location, relatively good benefits, good public transportation system, access to state employees credit union, normal NIH postdoc salary, but lower cost of living than other places in the country

    Cons

    Some people have the typical state-employee mentality, just working enough to get retirement, sometimes one has to create work-arounds or be creative to get things accomplished within the system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward people who make exceptional contributions, not those who have the typical state-employee mentality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work as a student.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Student Jobs are structured to work well with Students' schedules.
    Very flexible
    Full time employees and managers who are seeking student assistants are usually cool and down to earth.

    Cons

    None really.

    Pay can be low for some positions but I was really satisfied with what I was making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

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  5.  

    Part-time job at UNC Library

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    Former Employee - Lending Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Lending Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    People here are super friendly.

    Cons

    Can be boring sometimes because you are doing the same stuff everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should rotate people to work on different projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It is very nice to work with faculty and staff. Very professional working environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Working environment, opportunity to build good relationships, diverse cultures.

    Cons

    Salary, promotions, work load, working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to better eliminate role ambiguity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    You work in an environment with top scholars in their fields

    Cons

    Stifle innovation and do not pay well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Decent Summer Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Conference Operations in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Conference Operations in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Reasonable Pay
    Co-workers and superiors are nice
    Free room provided
    Team building activities

    Cons

    Somewhat inefficient management
    Menial Tasks
    Difficulty in communications with others

  9.  

    A top-notch Master's in Health Administration program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Instructor in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Instructor in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    The Professors and assistants are phenomenal in their breadth and depth of practical knowledge and in their willingness to help students understand the material.

    Cons

    Parking is a definite nightmare, and costly when you find a spot. Sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do whatever you need to keep your teachers happy and motivated!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues that are collaborative, supportive, and easy to communicate with.
    great medical benefits for physician medical school faculty and family

    Cons

    pay below average for public medical schools, I have not received a raise in six years, even after promotion.
    diminishing support from state for university creating stressful work environment with diminishing support for administrative staff and maintenance of facilities.
    professors asked to do more and more without change in compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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