University of North Carolina
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www.northcarolina.edu Chapel Hill, NC 5000+ Employees

University of North Carolina Reviews in North Carolina

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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100% Approve of the CEO

University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Carol L. Folt

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85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience, friendly work environment with lots of opportunities

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

I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOpportunities for research and collaboration abound. If you know what you want to do, and are interested in finding interdisciplinary collaborators, there are essentially unlimited possibilities for cutting-edge research. Chapel Hill is a beautiful place to live. Can't beat the weather, access to nearby cities (and the airport is a 25 minute drive!), and general cultural diversity.

ConsSalaries are competitive, but living in the area is expensive - housing in particular. Expect to pay "big city" prices if you want to live close to campus. State budget cuts have left some basic services and building upkeep by the wayside. It's hit and miss - some areas of campus are state-of-the-art, others are attended to only once they start (literally) falling apart.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdministrative staffing seems to have become more bare-bones since I arrived here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice, laid-back atmosphere.

ITS Security Intern (Current Employee)
Chapel Hill, NC (US)

I have been working at University of North Carolina as an intern for more than a year

ProsAllows for growth through experimenting with new software and hardware. Lots of learning potential. Manager is very understanding.Don't get pushed to your limits, and has flexible work hours. Gained lots of important exposure into the field of IT Security.

ConsSometimes I wish I could ask for more work to do just to gain further exposure however I realize this would involve access that is beyond my pay-grade.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe willing to interface with the employees and open to suggestions for more growth opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great clinical staff

EPIC Trainer (Former Employee)
Chapel Hill, NC (US)

I worked at University of North Carolina as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe labor and delivery unit is fantastic

ConsAs a contractor, there aren't many future opportunities available.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave someone there to meet the after go-live needs of your staff...someone they are comfortable with and someone who is knowledgable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice Area

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

I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood place to work with countless professionals.

ConsPay can be pretty poor.

Advice to Senior ManagementStudents are your core so stop making them just a dollar sign.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good place to do a postdoc

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

ProsLots of seminars on topics beside research, decent health care

Conssmall college town, politically liberal but conservative mindset in town

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Good Postdoctoral education but no opportunities to advance.

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

ProsVery energetic and collaborative surroundings. Good campus.

ConsLow pay. Lack of support in developing a career path.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Postdoc at UNC

Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee)
Chapel Hill, NC (US)

I worked at University of North Carolina full-time for more than a year

ProsMany great investigators. Several cores to share the work-load. Salary ok. Great environment for postdocs with a interactive postdoc forum. Great city to raise a family.

ConsJob opportunities limited regarding assistant professor advancement within the University.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider hiring talent from within the University.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome

Staff (Current Employee)
Chapel Hill, NC (US)

I have been working at University of North Carolina part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work environment, lovely town

ConsIt is a college. So students are its first priority.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working on campus can be a good idea for students

Writing Tutor (Former Employee)
Wilmington, NC (US)

I worked at University of North Carolina part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people, good management. Great learning opportunity. I worked as a writing tutor at the writing center and found it to be a great environment. Further, working on campus for a student is a huge boon as management is ultra aware of your class load.

ConsGetting paid on a monthly basis can really suck. Working as tutor can be stressful because you don't always have guaranteed hours and have to check online to see if you have appointments.

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Great University

Research Collaborator (Current Employee)
Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

ProsResearch is very applied and focused for commercial /industry interests

ConsI haven't come across any cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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