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Updated 14 August 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance, healthy relationship with colleagues" (in 25 reviews)

  • "The hours are flexible to the student's schedule and there is always great camaraderie in the work environment" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for teaching fellows/contract" (in 19 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. "Grader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Nice, friendly, and helpful collegues

    Cons

    pay is not too great


  2. "UNC School of Medicine"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social/Clinical Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Social/Clinical Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

  3. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Amazing work ethic and great team of people. Great off time as you get off whenever the school is closed. If you start out at a lower job than you wanted to in job positions, new positions open up and you can grow from there.

    Cons

    Lower salaries but you can easily grow within the company.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Systems Programmer Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Programmer Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Programmer Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable place to work, Benefits are ok and the work environment is good. Sometimes you get to think outside the box on projects.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between, management is old and not flexible to new styles and ideas of work environment. Very political and people are either entrenched in the system and unable to change or just working and not caring.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to accommodate new work and management types, such as remote work, flex work, etc. Invest in your people and make paths for promotions and rasies.


  5. "Vehicle/Equipment Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    good job,off summer when schools out looking for first thing in morning seasonal

    Cons

    there is no down side

    Advice to Management

    work only in A.M.,seasonal go back to work in August


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Dont come here if you want to "GROW""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, we make this UNIV survive!

    Cons

    Not sure if this is for ALL the UNIV but here they dont like to do bonuses or raises, they are the lowest on the pay scale and they work you like a dog and expect for you to take the beating. They allow their higher ups to receive yearly bonuses but here they do SHOTTY work on the performance reviews in order to be able to NOT give you a bonus.... DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE VALUED, they do not value their employees here

    Advice to Management

    Maybe if you showed your employees appreciation, you would have decent workers and people would stay, Im new to NC from TX and the way you guys treat your employees is HORRIBLE , While WE WORK YOUR HIGHER UPS DELEGATE WORK TO US LITTLE PEOPLE and they get the reward of OUR work... SAD


  7. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Good University and awesome professors

    Cons

    nothing much. It's really hard to find parking.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good but not for a long time career"

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    Former Employee - Astronomy Tutor in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Astronomy Tutor in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with your schedule, you basically choose everything yourself. Management is very supportive and great to all tutors. Training is paid and gives great skills.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low but with opportunity to go up every semester you stay with them. Students expect more of the role but for what you're paid its hard to meet those expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your tutors a bit more, especially the ones with good performance reviews.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good Environment but Consistent Policies Needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Beautiful Environment
    Stable Employment
    Pension
    Mostly Friendly
    Great perks like flex-time and work from home if you are the lucky few who have a manager who will let you use them

    Cons

    Managers have wide discretion, which results in a lot of favoritism and divergence in quality of life for employees
    Flex-time and other advertised benefits are doled out based on department whim
    No raises
    Rapidly rising cost of living
    Hostile legislature
    There's a statue of a slaver in the middle of campus

    Advice to Management

    Decentralization is easier, but employees suffer
    If you do not want to mandate equality in perks and benefits, do not advertise that you offer them


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Political hierarchies, low pay, not progressive"

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    Current Employee - Communications Project Manager in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Communications Project Manager in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to free courses, beautiful campus, depending on your department there could be more room for advancement if you want it

    Cons

    Smug faculty run the operation, endlessly bureaucratic, good luck ever getting a real raise, benefits are not that great because of state legislature, flex time not an option if you don't have children, not much interest in young staff growth

    Advice to Management

    Grow a backbone


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