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University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated 14 December 2017
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  • Low pay for teaching fellows/contract (in 18 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. "Beware of management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition benefit (three classes at any NC public institution, per year)
    The setting -- nestled among trees, next to a disc golf course
    HR-- very friendly and eager to help

    Cons

    Data and analytics management (top to bottom) have big egos, do not take any suggestions, micro-manage (not a good thing when dealing with seasoned professionals), and expect a ton of work/overtime because they have a backlog of work since folks have been quitting.
    No upward mobility because group is so small.

    Advice to Management

    Take suggestions.
    If you are wrong, admit it instead of punishing the person who shared the truth.
    Act appreciative of the hard work (never saying anything remotely similar to 'thank you' or 'good job' is not a way to make employees want to push even harder).
    Stop being snobs and playing favorites
    Learn how to 'manage' seasoned professionals-- or, only hire those with little work experience.
    Learn to smile and talk with everyone (not just your pets), and be humble.


  2. "Stimulating environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stimulating environment, bike to work

    Cons

    Benefit package could be better


  3. "It was truly a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    You get to interact with people from many different backgrounds

    Cons

    Because you work with so many people you can expect some are hard to work with


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  5. "Tech Support Generalist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours in between classes, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Training was limited, customer service isn't for everyone.


  6. "Great organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Wonderful people and amazing Carolina pride.

    Cons

    Parking isn't the greatest, but the bus line is free!


  7. "Exciting Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for seminars, surrounded my motivated students and researchers. Good benefits for permanent hires. My work space was a beautiful new lab building, open and bright, with good facilities and departmental management/support.

    Cons

    Inconvenient (overcrowded for parking, pay to park and ride), low academic salary, culture of weekend and evening work for non-hourly coworkers. Trend to hire temporary for long periods (I worked temp over 2 years before permanent hire and met others in the same situation at orientation).

    Advice to Management

    Limit temporary terms. Provide resources for skill and responsibility assessment so that employees can challenge position bands.


  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good mentors

    Cons

    Stipend for pay - paid at end of semester in one payment (not ideal)

    Advice to Management

    increase incentives


  9. "Working at UNC-CH"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, high standards, beautiful campu

    Cons

    Parking is very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Make professional development a priority.


  10. "Grad Teaching Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, enhance learning skills

    Cons

    less pay compared to other universities

    Advice to Management

    please increase hourly pay


  11. "Research Instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    state benefits, flexible work hours, great PTO

    Cons

    not much opportunity for raises, hard to get promoted because the process takes a year


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