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University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated 9 September 2014
Updated 9 September 2014
197 Reviews
3.7
197 Reviews
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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Chapel Hill is also a great place to live and work -- very high quality of life (in 11 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place, difficult environment.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great fellow faculty, wonderful students.

    Cons

    Tend to promote outstanding academics who are clueless with how to lead, manage and serve as the administrator for a program. Another real threat to this great university is a clueless legislature who seem to be singularly focused on gutting the essential funding to primary, secondary and higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit input from your faculty and pay attention to the input.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Undergraduates are great to work with

    Cons

    Lab research can get pretty boring

  3.  

    Get to know the department's environment

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    Current Employee - Grants Manager, Accountant  in  Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Grants Manager, Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Overall, this is a great Univeristy to work for. It shows great appreciation for its employees.

    Cons

    My department's environment was great however, there was no potential to grow within that particulat environment. Everyone seems stuck in their current role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Has a whole, I have no advise for the University.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Good location with good opportunities and plenty of support. Department was very encouraging

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of work-life balance

  6.  

    Professor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Great hours and pay!
    Wonderful students to teach.

    Cons

    Really dont have any negative things to say!

  7.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    good, friendly scientific environment and also beautiful location great buildings

    Cons

    low benefits for employees, hiring process is very slow, not much knowledge about how to handle paper works for international employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    benefits could be better managed

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for IT at UNC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    A lot of positive customer interactions, exposure to interesting problems, and supportive managers.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are very anal about rules and makes the workplace very overbearing. The pay is terrible (7.25/hr) and raises are given in .25 increments every semester/year. Not the most competent coworkers either, some were very careless with client's computers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding of students, less prone to snaps, and increase the pay of students to attract more competent employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience. Managers always willing to assist in every way possible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Helpful managers. Coworkers were fantastic.

    Cons

    Lower pay rate; mostly the case in all university settings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build management skills in order to achieve a greater department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The organization is committed to efficiency and transparency. Everyone is very dedicated to working for the benefit of the public and the organization as a whole takes their jobs very seriously. Leadership is interested in employee engagement and strives to provide a good work experience for staff. Overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    In efforts to be efficient, a lot of processes can use improvement as they still seem complicated, yet can probably be blamed on state government and operating at the mercy of the legislature. Depending on your division, some managers could be more involved than others in day to day responsibilities and direction.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great school, would attend again!

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great University, Currently a great department, Great town and metropolitan area. Most professors and groups support healthy work-life balance.

    Cons

    High student fees make compensation less than it seems. Take $2000 off your yearly stipend to find out what you will really be making. Because of the recent scandals at UNC, things tend to get swept under the rug.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation needs to be more, but they are slowly increasing the graduate stipend in my department.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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