The University of North Carolina System Research Assistant Reviews

Updated 8 Oct 2019

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  1. "Generally good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    University works to make sure you have professional dignity

    Cons

    Politics can interfere with research. Budget cuts

  2. "Good place to start"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at The University of North Carolina System full-time

    Pros

    Obtained a great foundation of clinical research.

    Cons

    No room for advancement


  3. "The people are nice but the work is basically administrative"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    decent pay, nice people, good area

    Cons

    boring work parking is a nightmare

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Nightmare Overshadows Great Science"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, including a generous amount of vacation time; Excellent scientific research with some of the best in their fields

    Cons

    Amount of bureaucratic red tape is astronomical and the status quo is impossible to move beyond; pay is not necessarily commensurate with education and experience due to laws around equity; work-life balance is not great due; at the mercy of the NC General Assembly for pay increases

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  5. "Not recommend for young talent."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits - sick time, vacation, paid holidays, education benefits, good insurance for individual full-time employees. If you can get a private-industry job instead, you will earn more and have more opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Old school patriarchal hierarchy. Plantation mentality. Racist. Low pay. Difficult to advance because of red tape policies.

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  6. "Student"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great school, great academic resources, very intellectually stimulating, promotes positive growth

    Cons

    encountered racism from residents living nearby...

  7. "UNC School of Medicine"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social/Clinical Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The process from interview to first day was quick

    Cons

    Waited for a month and a half for my project to begin

  8. "Graduate student"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Allows for a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Salary is low from department to department

  9. "Good graduate research program"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly collaborative and cooperative environment.

    Cons

    Uncertain financial situation as state funds are jeopardized.

  10. "Collegial, nurturing environment for academic and personal growth"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System for more than 3 years

    Pros

    World class research environment in a small town setting, in close proximity of other leading universities. The oldest public University in the USA, provides a nurturing, yet competitive, setting for young academics to explore career opportunities in a wide range of fields.

    Cons

    The average nation-wide ranking takes away from the experience offers to its students, staff and faculty.

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