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University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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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. "Campus Rec Student Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    The hours are flexible to the student's schedule and there is always great camaraderie in the work environment. There are lots of leadership opportunities and staff bonding activities.

    Cons

    This is a student job, so if you are attempting to work as many hours as a off campus job, you may not be able to earn as much.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    i) Work/ life balance is good. Since, Professors understand the student work load and they don't pressurize them.
    ii) The job role provides excellent career opportunities for the student.

    Cons

    Pay is okay but it is fine for part time students.

    Advice to Management

    Always better to work with up-to-date and advanced technology


  3. "Good job, just be cautious"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good.
    You'll meet some cool people and some cool coworkers

    Cons

    The pay can be better, expect to be underpaid.
    There is a lot of organizational drama and cross-departmental

    Advice to Management

    "The fish rot from the head down"


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  5. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge amount of resources, nice area with low traffic in the immediate area when compared to other parts of the Triangle.
    Large competitive research community to help you excel.

    Cons

    Numerous moving parts, and as such some things can be marred with Bureaucracy, but that's to be expected with a University.
    Research environment of the School of Medicine is other, but not always, toxic.


  6. "Good overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The department I'm in has a pretty good stipend and benefits for graduate students

    Cons

    The department can be a little disorganized


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building
    Nice Campus
    A lot of free time

    Cons

    Very expensive
    Very high university fees
    Very expensive parking fees
    Mediocre management


  8. "A Fun Teaching Assistant Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    An enthusiastic faculty that is committed to the learning of its students. Flexible and enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    University gives little to no oversight or support for higher level courses compared to what is available for entry level courses.


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Campuce
    Good research environment
    nice weather

    Cons

    P.h.D Students pay to study even with scholarship
    Students salaries did not increase for the last 4 years although fees and cost of life are increasing
    It cost more to park on campus than to park uptown charlotte

    Advice to Management

    Value a little better your P.h.D Students.


  10. "nice people. Good PTO and sick leave policy."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people nice atmosphere. Good PTO and sick leave policy.

    Cons

    No 401k match. Health insurance plans used to have free premium options but will no longer be the case in 2018.


  11. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive learning environment, great support of advisor

    Cons

    little opportunity to negotiate salary


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