Old Dominion University

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Old Dominion University Reviews in Norfolk, VA

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
93 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work hours - and telecommuting is offered(even encouraged) (in 3 reviews)

  • Awesome colleagues, very good benefits package, week off during the holidays in December (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for GRA/TA compared to other universities (salary also depends on which department you work in) (in 3 reviews)

  • Administration can be slow and there are few funding opportunities for grad students (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    This company was a great place to work at.

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    Former Employee - Student Administrative Assistant in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Student Administrative Assistant in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Old Dominion University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The job I had was a student job so whenever the school was closed, I had time off.
    They were very nice and knew how to make me feel comfortable.
    They were understanding about conflicts with balancing work and class.

    Cons

    I had some conflicts with getting to class on time and doing things that needed to be done in between work and class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ODU

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Old Dominion University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    friendly working enviroment and flexible hours

    Cons

    grading and funding issues and long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Office of Intercultural Relations is am awesome department to work for!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Old Dominion University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great teams to work with. Each student organization is like it's own family and are very inviting and outgoing. Very positive work environment.

    Cons

    Can be hard to get approval for venues on campus and funding for programs that are out of the box.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Old Dominion University: Perry Library

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Old Dominion University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great upper management and co-workers. Job satisfaction.

    Cons

    The pay is way below the national average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the department heads write up the job descriptions for their departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Biomedical Engineer in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Biomedical Engineer in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Old Dominion University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good reseach environment and nice city.

    Cons

    Research itself and health insurance

  7.  

    Great ENMA program

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Student in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Student in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Old Dominion University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot in this school via online classes (live video-streaming) with the ability to communicate directly with the professor.
    ENMA professors are very knowledgeable and willing to help if you don't understand.
    Education gained can and will be applied to the real world.

    Cons

    Mostly, all other communications are done via e-mail, sometimes can be timely response.
    Some teamwork projects can be a pain due to coordination efforts or there lack of.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good work place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Old Dominion University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    New and challenging research and product development opportunities.
    Good and experienced professors available for guidance.
    Student friendly.

    Cons

    Average salary is less compared to other universities.
    There are only few good research areas available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience and benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Old Dominion University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, work/life balance, upward growth opportunities, and flexibility.

    Cons

    Lack of raises and bonuses

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Its good experience to be here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Old Dominion University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good interaction and Team work

    Cons

    Heavy Work Load and micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The tuition fee is way high

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hostile STEMPS department chair.

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Old Dominion University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Had a great department. Excellent place to work if you are willing to deal with the status quo. No one wants to update anything. Most professors working in the past as they have on practical work experience.

    Cons

    Outdated!!!!! Professors do not show up to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone who can work with people not irritate them. The personnel who do come to work cannot do their job as they are hindered by a little Napoleon!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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