University of North Carolina
3.8 of 5 163 reviews
www.northcarolina.edu Chapel Hill, NC 5000+ Employees

University of North Carolina Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Carol L. Folt

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Chapel Hill is a beautiful place to live"
    in 9 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 6 reviews
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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 in theory, not in practice

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsI love what I do and that I get to help students become leaders, adding to the University community. The students are brilliant and creative and generally selfless which makes it a pretty enjoyable job on that end.

ConsMorale on campus and in my particular department is pretty low right now. Pay is incredibly disparate across and even among departments. Professional development is hard to come by and, at least in my department, we are terribly understaffed meaning that we are also terribly overworked. I feel like a lot of effort is being made towards student morale right now, but not towards staff and faculty.

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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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Awesome.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of North Carolina

ProsGreat university. Unique campus. Inspiring Students.

ConsThe school does a good job of avoiding cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo Heels!

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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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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 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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I worked at University of North Carolina

ProsPeople were extremely nice to work with

ConsNot always organized with task delegation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent research university

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of North Carolina

ProsStrong bio-medical program with great location provide industrial job opportunities.

ConsWorking in a university usually does not pay you as much as you may expect in industry

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

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