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Updated 18 September, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance, healthy relationship with colleagues" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Fantastic culture and work environment" (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for teaching fellows/contract" (in 19 reviews)

  • "There are little to no career growth opportunities" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Highsmith student union building manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

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


  2. "Excellent University for graduate school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to study chemistry
    Good advisors
    Good class structure

    Cons

    Not quite as powerful title as one of the top 10 universities.

  3. "Student"

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

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great school, great academic resources, very intellectually stimulating, promotes positive growth

    Cons

    encountered racism from residents living nearby...


  4. "Camp Coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Incredible Staff and Facilities Management

    Cons

    The hours are very long and working with kids can always have some troubles


  5. "Once in a Lifetime"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and work environment

    Cons

    None. Absolutely amazing organization and mission statement


  6. "UNC School of Medicine"

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    Current Employee - Social/Clinical Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Social/Clinical Research Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The process from interview to first day was quick

    Cons

    Waited for a month and a half for my project to begin


  7. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Amazing work ethic and great team of people. Great off time as you get off whenever the school is closed. If you start out at a lower job than you wanted to in job positions, new positions open up and you can grow from there.

    Cons

    Lower salaries but you can easily grow within the company.

  8. "You will get promoted to your level of incompetence."

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    Former Employee - Accountant
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance but that isn't because of good leadership, its a state job so you work a consistent schedule as an SHRA employee

    Cons

    If you care about growth, do not work at UNC. Everything on that campus is political. The HR department staff have personal relationships with leaders of different schools so if you need their assistance with anything, you won't get it. No raises, no bonuses and if you have more education than your co-worker, you are paid the same amount of money, no matter what. A lot of times employees will have more education than their supervisors. It is embarrassing that a institution of higher education, does not seek education in most of their employees, just another way to keep wages low. Management is old and out of touch with how the world has evolved, still trying to hold on to their southern, racist, sexist etc views. If you want to work on a campus, don't make it this one unless you just love how "great" UNC is a basketball.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking you are the smartest person in the room because most of the time, that isn't true just because you have worked here for the last 25 years. Stand on the right side of history for once!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Systems Programmer Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Systems Programmer Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Programmer Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable place to work, Benefits are ok and the work environment is good. Sometimes you get to think outside the box on projects.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between, management is old and not flexible to new styles and ideas of work environment. Very political and people are either entrenched in the system and unable to change or just working and not caring.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to accommodate new work and management types, such as remote work, flex work, etc. Invest in your people and make paths for promotions and rasies.


  10. "Vehicle/Equipment Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    good job,off summer when schools out looking for first thing in morning seasonal

    Cons

    there is no down side

    Advice to Management

    work only in A.M.,seasonal go back to work in August


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