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University of North Carolina Reviews in North Carolina

Updated 15 November, 2014
Updated 15 November, 2014
215 Reviews
3.8
215 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Clinical Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Social Clinical Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Your experience depends on the team of people you're working with, but I have been lucky. The PI I was working with gave me a great deal of atonomony and has a great team of motivated smart people working for her. I have had the opportunity to work on several of the PIs studies, and have learned so much about the world clinical/social research. Overall it's been a fantastic job.

    Cons

    People generally stay in the UNC system for too long, and become apathetic or negative. In reasearch there are lots of ebs and flows to the work, so there are periods where there is very little to do. There is also little room for growth unless you have a PhD.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Office of Classroom Support review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Somewhat laid back, they will work with your class schedule to get you what hours you want. Good IT support experience. Can learn a lot about software, hardware and audiovisual support here.

    Cons

    As a student worker, you are limited to a maximum of 20 hours during the semester. Also, the student position got paid very little but I believe that is changing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Crc at unc

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRC in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - CRC in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, working with great people, great benefits. It's also nice to contribute to grant writing and published works.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. It's very unlikely to cyst a raise or get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people raises, give people promotions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working as a Web developer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible timing will help us to manage course along with the work load. Work - life balance is at its best.

    Cons

    Compensation benefits can be increased to students working as a part time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    research assistance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    UNC CH is a fine place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    My experience at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was positive. I worked as Research Assistant at two researc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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