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Updated 23 April 2015
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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol L. Folt
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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. Pleasant experience with great work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Fellowship Coordinator in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Fellowship Coordinator in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a relaxed atmosphere - fairly low stress. The work-life balance was excellent. Also, there are excellent benefits, I enjoyed the access to lectures on campus, and enjoyed my fellow colleagues. The department I worked in was fairly collegial with good management.

    Cons

    There was little room for advancement. Instead of being promoted up, you basically had to apply for a new job within the University. And of course, paying for parking was terrible. Also, while I was working there, there weren't any COL adjustments, promotions, bonuses because of a state budget shortage.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to find opportunities to help employees advance.

  2. Good institution to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people and students to work with, low cost of living, opportunities to network

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can slow things down, no bonuses or salary increases

  3. Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cover part of tuition and living expenses.

    Cons

    Workload depends on professor. Salary is low compared to full-time job.

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  5. Center for Academic Advising and Student Success Program Assistant

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at University of North Carolina as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. I was able to work from home and remotely manage student mentors.
    Its a feel good job as you are helping out students succeed.

    Cons

    A high frequency of technical problems. We used a Citrix database to store student mentee evaluation reports and its crashed constantly. One time all the data was erased and took a week to recover. Don't have face time with student mentees

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a better cloud based database. At the beginning of each term have the student mentors meet the program assistant in person and have some sort of team building assignment

  6. Recommend Trinity Medical Center

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Small community hospital with devoted employess trying to improve the health of those they serve.

    Cons

    Did not experience any problems

  7. Good and Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Proof recession industry that become the back bone of the economy

    Cons

    Job movement and promotions limited.

  8. Applied Sciences department could be better.

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

    I worked at University of North Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great campus, good work/life balance, peaceful lifestyle.

    Cons

    Employment opportunities, networking and specific job fairs can be improved. Funding has been a problem in applied sciences department as both teaching assistant and research assistant.

    Advice to Management

    Improve career opportunities for grad students.

  9. An academically stimulating environment for post-graduates and research fellows.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Pros

    Great environment, access to top-notch equipment and specialists. Excellent training and funding opportunities. As a fellow, your health insurance option is excellent.

    Cons

    Parking is awful. Unless you are faculty, plan on taking the bus. Chapel Hill can get congested at times with traffic and don't try to get on campus if there is a football game going on.

  10. Great atmosphere!

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    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I worked at University of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to move up and around within the organization. Fellow employees are more like family than simply colleagues.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any.

  11. Good job

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assustant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assustant in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at University of North Carolina

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good job
    Good pay
    Work satisfaction
    Can get academically strong in the course
    Can build rapport with professors ,which may help in future for getting any recommendations

    Cons

    Mostly grading and very little teaching

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