Virginia Tech

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Effective and I learned a lot. It is just like an other graduate research position at a major university.

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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA

I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time (more than an year)

Pros

You earn money to go to school. Experience varies by professor and department, but it was an overall exciting experience. My department and professor are very organized and professional and push you to succeed. I am very satisfied with the work that I am doing and people are friendly for the most part.

Cons

Buildings can be old and I have seen more than my share of cockroaches. Also, changing a position from research assistant to teaching assistant is difficult. Also, if you are a teaching assistant then you can sometimes have more teaching assignments than you can manage.

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    Great people, good opportunities for student work

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    Former Employee - Caller Guide in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Caller Guide in Blacksburg, VA

    I worked at Virginia Tech part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The administration in general is very welcoming and nice. Student workers are given a good amount of responsibility and are treated with respect. Supervisors understand that this is temporary work and are not too hard on you. Depending on your position, schedules can be flexible and accommodate your class schedule.

    Cons

    Lots of overlap of responsibilities among offices, resulting sometimes in miscommunication. Inter-dependencies of several departments compete with staff incentives to solve problems internally. Some staff have been there a long time and are generally pretty complacent.

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    Evaluate offices and make sure staff is held accountable for their responsibilities.

    Recommends
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    Great benefits working for the university and the state gov.

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Blacksburg, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of time off (for faculty) and great state benefits

    Cons

    Hard to improve your career

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    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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