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University of North Carolina Resident Advisor Reviews

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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. "Resident Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inclusive environment, great benefits, and an all around great place to work.

    Cons

    nothing specifically or big just a couple of really minor problems. Can't even classify them as problems


  2. "Resident Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A friendly work environment. Provide extensive training to set precedents regarding university values. Community directors are understanding of your involvement, encouraging, and accessible when help is needed.

    Cons

    Often feel lonely, live more of an independent lifestyle. Residents are not always responsive, must maintain a positive attitude.


  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great emphasis on maintaining work/life balance
    - Very collegial work environment, with good mix of ages and levels of experience
    - Varied work responsibilities
    - Lots of interaction with campus community
    - Relatively high compensation

    Cons

    - Little to no interaction with upper administration
    - Emphasis on inclusive goes overboard at times
    - Paternalistic attitude towards students peaks out from time to time

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to interact with lower rung employees.


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  5. "Great environment, somewhat closed-minded..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great facilities are one of the major pluses. The people are also friendly and a joy to work with. High speed internet and food withing walking distance. A single room at the double rate. The opportunity to help students acclimate to the college environment and to help them through tough times. The RA position is worthwhile for any full-time student.

    Cons

    There is not much room for change. Also, the process for hiring at all levels has too many holes and leads to some people getting positions that they only meet the minimum requirements for, or only meet them on paper. They are also more likely to hire new people then to promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, they sometimes deserve it and at least you KNOW what they can do.