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University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated 9 February, 2015
Updated 9 February, 2015
234 Reviews
3.8
234 Reviews
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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Reasonable cost of living (having lived in Midwest and West coast) in Chapel Hill/Carrboro areas (in 14 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.  

    Highsmith student union building manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    There were plenty of slow days that allowed for studying

    Cons

    Change in management, big presentation set ups without help, working until 3 am when only 1 or 2 people enter the building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Logs are pointless, the building doesn't need to be open past midnight,

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    UNC ITS

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    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

    Pros

    All coworkers are helpful and nice

    Cons

    Not too much innovation going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More innovation to keep programmers interested!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Great exposure, good training, accomodating

    Cons

    I found working here very satisfying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The work environment was very enjoyable.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Enjoyable environment And Friendly people.

    Cons

    Not much parking available on campus.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great location, relatively good benefits, good public transportation system, access to state employees credit union, normal NIH postdoc salary, but lower cost of living than other places in the country

    Cons

    Some people have the typical state-employee mentality, just working enough to get retirement, sometimes one has to create work-arounds or be creative to get things accomplished within the system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward people who make exceptional contributions, not those who have the typical state-employee mentality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Bittersweet

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

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

    Pros

    As a student you are able to receive many discounts around chapel hill for food and lodging. In addition there are many work related opportunties available on campus for students.

    Cons

    The salaries for students do not increase over the course of your graduate career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Part-time job at UNC Library

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

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

    Pros

    People here are super friendly.

    Cons

    Can be boring sometimes because you are doing the same stuff everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should rotate people to work on different projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great place for early postdoc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    great city for family and work

    Cons

    compensation is not good for fellows

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work as a student.

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Student Jobs are structured to work well with Students' schedules.
    Very flexible
    Full time employees and managers who are seeking student assistants are usually cool and down to earth.

    Cons

    None really.

    Pay can be low for some positions but I was really satisfied with what I was making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

  11.  

    ITS student attendant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Easy flexible work for student

    Cons

    No cons about working here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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