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University of North Carolina Reviews in North Carolina

Updated 26 October, 2014
Updated 26 October, 2014
207 Reviews
3.7
207 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Chapel Hill is also a great place to live and work -- very high quality of life (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The recession hit the University hard, but it seemed like they were taking the budget cuts out on the lowest paid employees (in 8 reviews)

  • No raises for faculty in five years and none are on the horizon (in 7 reviews)

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    Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great school and working environment

    Cons

    None for this field at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    research assistance

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Graduate Student in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Graduate Student in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    great university for metrology research work

    Cons

    there is no cons about the program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    UNC CH is a fine place to work.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    UNC Chapel Hill is the strongest state employer in terms of salary, career advancement, and job growth.

    Cons

    Work in certain locations can be very stressful and personally demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should be possible to take vacation time without having to spend a month catching back up or responding to past e-mails.

    Recommends
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    Great

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Simple, to the point, courteous.

    Cons

    Compensation, allocation of time, office space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good opportunities for junior research personnel (non-faculty), but not for mid-level or senior level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus. If you seek a very layback working environment or you just need to gain couple years experience and leave for good, it is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Terrible HR, poor pay for mid-senior level research personnel. HR handle benefit horribly, missing benefit input for new employee, wrong confidential profile information (SSN) entry for existing employee and messy leaving handling for former employee. There is no personal growth and productivity in this university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace these administrative staff and HR who do nothing but just have been waiting for retirement everyday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    My experience at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was positive. I worked as Research Assistant at two researc

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People their are extremely nice, always ready to help

    Cons

    Not significant international population, most of the people are from NC or nearby states, so not much diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Payroll: Use Glacier online tax compliance system. It's hard for non-residents to know whether or not their county is part of tax treaty or not. Glacier makes this process so much easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I worked as a histologist and tech

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    benefits , people. and the job was really fun

    Cons

    parking and waiting for bus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good people and work with them on advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay depending on which department you are working for, good atmosphere as well

    Cons

    As with any job, the pay could always be better and it's difficult to know where you stand after applying for a job opening because there is no update on position after the closing date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer the ability to be updated of open position status

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place, difficult environment.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great fellow faculty, wonderful students.

    Cons

    Tend to promote outstanding academics who are clueless with how to lead, manage and serve as the administrator for a program. Another real threat to this great university is a clueless legislature who seem to be singularly focused on gutting the essential funding to primary, secondary and higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit input from your faculty and pay attention to the input.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Get to know the department's environment

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    Current Employee - Grants Manager, Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Grants Manager, Accountant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Overall, this is a great Univeristy to work for. It shows great appreciation for its employees.

    Cons

    My department's environment was great however, there was no potential to grow within that particulat environment. Everyone seems stuck in their current role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Has a whole, I have no advise for the University.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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