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Updated 17 Jul 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "UNC is corrupt - don't work there."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Weather Ice cream Grass Bluebirds Rain Coffee I have five words.

    Cons

    Football Traffic Silent Sam Budget cuts Pineapple Ugh Not sure what the hell this wants.

    Advice to Management

    Quit

    The University of North Carolina System2018-05-02
  2. "Some good, some bad"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Hillsborough, NC
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of North Carolina System for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fast paced, stimulating environment. Good colleagues. Fairly good flexibility to get the projects done. Discounted prices for many university events and some local companies as well. Nice area.

    Cons

    The university system is not supported by the state legislature. Nationally, academia is in a state of flux. The system relies too much on the free labor of graduate students and nearly free labor of Post-Docs. Because of constant budget cuts to universities and research funding at both the state and federal level over the last decade, obtaining funding takes precedent over...

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    Advice to Management

    Research divisions need to restructure. Take fewer PhD students, more masters students. Create separate PhD and masters tracts. Need to stop treating research faculty as a commodity or start paying these people industry wages.

    The University of North Carolina System2015-07-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive environment"

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      Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

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

      Pros

      Beautiful campus and great campus transportation system, good health benefits through the university hospital and exciting research!

      Cons

      Supportive environment but as with many state universities, lots of uncertainty due to budget cuts, especially in the administration sector.

      The University of North Carolina System2015-05-19
    • "Great experience, friendly work environment with lots of opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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 more than 3 years

      Pros

      Opportunities for research and collaboration abound. If you know what you want to do, and are interested in finding interdisciplinary collaborators, there are essentially unlimited possibilities for cutting-edge research. Chapel Hill is a beautiful place to live. Can't beat the weather, access to nearby cities (and the airport is a 25 minute drive!), and general cultural diversity.

      Cons

      Salaries are competitive, but living in the area is expensive - housing in particular. Expect to pay "big city" prices if you want to live close to campus. State budget cuts have left some basic services and building upkeep by the wayside. It's hit and miss - some areas of campus are state-of-the-art, others are attended to only once they start (literally) falling apart.

      Advice to Management

      Administrative staffing seems to have become more bare-bones since I arrived here.

      The University of North Carolina System2014-04-10
    • "Great people, but designed not to help employees advance"

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      Former Employee - Office Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      The salary and benefits are okay, and the people I worked with were fantastic. Because it's such a big University, there are systems in place to help someone working there. No need to re-invent the wheel for a lot of processes.

      Cons

      I worked at the university for over six years, and never once got a cost of living increase. The recession hit the University hard, but it seemed like they were taking the budget cuts out on the lowest paid employees. Training was cut, making it much harder/impossible to advance into a better position. And the general feel of the office was "it's better than being unemployed",...

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      The University of North Carolina System2013-09-11
    • "A great place to get an education or retire, but not much else"

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      Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Durham, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Wonderful training and development programs (if your supervisor and work schedule permit your attendance). There are lots of perks to working at a top-tier public University; access to great performances and speakers (free or low cost); wonderful libraries; tuition waivers for 2 classes per year; access to great exercise facilities. There tends to be a lot of flexibility on campus, which is great for work/life balance...

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      Cons

      There is an obvious lack of management training, which can lead to very hit or miss experiences for employees. Communication from upper administration trickles down to employees at a pretty slow rate. If you're coming from the private sector, be prepared for lots of bureaucracy. Not many upwardly mobile career opportunities for younger employees. Salaries offered are often well below market rate (unless you work in...

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      Advice to Management

      Improved communication and competitive salaries would greatly help to improve employee morale.

      The University of North Carolina System2013-08-09
    • "I have loved my time at UNC"

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      Current Employee - Grad Student in
      Recommends

      I have been working at The University of North Carolina System

      Pros

      People are friendly and helpful. The campus is beautiful. The work culture is exciting and motivating while also being relaxed and supportive.

      Cons

      State budget cuts easily threaten many jobs and programs, but this is to be expected at any state school in the current economy.

      Advice to Management

      Those of you with whom I have worked are doing a good job and the chairs and deans with whom I have worked directly have all been exceptional.

      The University of North Carolina System2012-04-20
    • "Good times, helped me land interviews coming out of grad school"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
      Recommends
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      I have been working at The University of North Carolina System

      Pros

      -People -Top Research University -Flexible Time Off/ Hours

      Cons

      -Low Salaries -Budget Cuts -Everyone is almost too busy

      Advice to Management

      n/a

      The University of North Carolina System2012-03-18
    • "A constructive experience which has met my expectations for a graduate student position."

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      Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The University of North Carolina System

      Pros

      Good location, good proximity to a high density of technical jobs (important as graduation approaches), well rounded experience between teaching and research, good lab facilities and good faculty.

      Cons

      Poor communication between administration and departments, especially at the graduate student level (last to know about anything new), budget cuts have hurt research budgets in recent years.

      Advice to Management

      Improve communication, do a better job keeping people informed about requirements and new developments, as well as what they mean.

      The University of North Carolina System2011-02-18
    • "frustration on all fronts"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
      Doesn't Recommend
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      I have been working at The University of North Carolina System

      Pros

      benefits pretty campus close to home

      Cons

      bad morale and state run with more budget cuts to hit and no raises last few years except for senior staff and faculty and none to come

      Advice to Management

      stop hiring more and more senior staff and faculty while no new support staff or program staff are hired in the schools and central university offices that makes a result of overloading "worker bees" that can't continue to be dumped with more and more to then be told they are not keeping up from supervisors that have ZERO increase in duties or responsibilities!

      The University of North Carolina System2010-11-05
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