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Updated 12 June, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance, healthy relationship with colleagues" (in 25 reviews)

  • "The hours are flexible to the student's schedule and there is always great camaraderie in the work environment" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for teaching fellows/contract" (in 19 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. "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. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Good University and awesome professors

    Cons

    nothing much. It's really hard to find parking.

  3. "Good but not for a long time career"

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    Former Employee - Astronomy Tutor in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Astronomy Tutor in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with your schedule, you basically choose everything yourself. Management is very supportive and great to all tutors. Training is paid and gives great skills.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low but with opportunity to go up every semester you stay with them. Students expect more of the role but for what you're paid its hard to meet those expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your tutors a bit more, especially the ones with good performance reviews.


  4. "Good Environment but Consistent Policies Needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Beautiful Environment
    Stable Employment
    Pension
    Mostly Friendly
    Great perks like flex-time and work from home if you are the lucky few who have a manager who will let you use them

    Cons

    Managers have wide discretion, which results in a lot of favoritism and divergence in quality of life for employees
    Flex-time and other advertised benefits are doled out based on department whim
    No raises
    Rapidly rising cost of living
    Hostile legislature
    There's a statue of a slaver in the middle of campus

    Advice to Management

    Decentralization is easier, but employees suffer
    If you do not want to mandate equality in perks and benefits, do not advertise that you offer them


  5. "Political hierarchies, low pay, not progressive"

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    Current Employee - Communications Project Manager in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Communications Project Manager in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to free courses, beautiful campus, depending on your department there could be more room for advancement if you want it

    Cons

    Smug faculty run the operation, endlessly bureaucratic, good luck ever getting a real raise, benefits are not that great because of state legislature, flex time not an option if you don't have children, not much interest in young staff growth

    Advice to Management

    Grow a backbone


  6. "Supply Chain Services Supervisor"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work.

    Cons

    No negative points to discuss.


  7. "Great mission!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great mission in supporting higher education in our State. Some bright people and the opportunity to have interaction with every public higher education campus in the State.

    Cons

    Sometimes limited resources and staff given workload.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

  8. "Facilities Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Insurance & some flexibility. Having at least a week to week & half.

    Cons

    Does not matter how many years or how well you know the job. They have favorites (very political).


  9. "UNC is corrupt - don't work there."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Weather
    Ice cream
    Grass
    Bluebirds
    Rain
    Coffee
    I have five words.

    Cons

    Football
    Traffic
    Silent Sam
    Budget cuts
    Pineapple
    Ugh
    Not sure what the hell this wants.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  10. "UNC CH"

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    Current Employee - Ph D Student in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Ph D Student in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Good location, pleasant colleagues, weather.

    Cons

    small salary, have to teach


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