Radford University

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Radford University Reviews in Blacksburg, VA

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
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  1.  

    Great gig for students

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    Former Employee - IT ASSISTANT  in  Radford, VA
    Former Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Radford, VA

    I worked at Radford University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of Autonomy. Had time to get homework done. Great pay for the area.

    Cons

    Nothing was wrong with the job. Great pay, flexible schedule

    Recommends
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    Grading Grading Grading....

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Radford, VA

    I have been working at Radford University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good tuition benefits and guidance from professors

    Cons

    A lot of working overtime

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Easy Work-Study

    Former Employee - Work-Study  in  Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Work-Study in Radford, VA

    I worked at Radford University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy job
    Great boss
    Laid Back office

    Cons

    Minimum Wage
    Lack of leadership
    no room for promotion

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  5.  

    Good school with great management and employees.

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant  in  Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Radford, VA

    I worked at Radford University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team oriented,leadership, office culture,

    Cons

    Underpaid, hours, opportunities for advancement,

  6.  

    Growth Experience

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    Former Employee - MBA Assistant  in  Radford, VA
    Former Employee - MBA Assistant in Radford, VA

    I worked at Radford University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company culture is changing. People actually were invested in helping me grow within my job. People are friendly and caring. It was nice to work with experienced staff.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement were often political and departments seemed to be more like cliques. Also just filing paper work seems to be a hassle, you shouldn't have to meet with 6 different people to get approved for an event.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Depends on your department

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    Current Employee - Office Manager  in  Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Radford, VA

    I have been working at Radford University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * medical benefits, tuition waiver (if your supervisor supports it), state benefits
    * some people are great, small university that is growing
    * current boss is a people person, enjoys working with others, tells you what needs to be done and the date due, the type that others should eliminate
    * beautiful campus, small enough you can walk across it without having to drive everywhere

    Cons

    * limited budget, low starting salary for administrative and support staff
    * new hires cannot file a grievance even if warranted
    * my first boss was terrible, controlling, manipulative and anti-social

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have moved into a position that I am supported by manager. When I started two years ago I worked for a Department where the chair thought I was her personal assistant and really abused me. Lots of unpaid overtime, etc. I felt I had to do this in order to keep my job. HR made her give me comp time but it's hour per hour ... not 1- 1/2 hours per hour comp.

    My advise is this: require mandatory training for Department Chairs when hired in if they have no managerial experience. Address things like supervisory training, disabilities act, how to write a job description, etc and especially budget management, and purchasing guidelines. It is terrible experience to have a supervisor upset with you when you are quoting purchasing guidelines ... but all they understand is "I want this and you're going order it ... period" than you quote that it's something that has to go through an approval process and will not be ordered by said date. Please make them attend training to make them follow fair labor law practices, etc. That way the admin and support personnel are not stuck in the hot seat of denying them something.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    It was a wonderful position for being a full time graduate student.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Radford, VA

    I have been working at Radford University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My boss was very flexible and I was able to use my skills regularly.

    Cons

    You must be a full time graduate student to be considered for hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The orientation meeting could be more involved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    One of the best places I have ever worked

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    Former Employee - Office Manager  in  Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Radford, VA

    I worked at Radford University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to attend classes while working
    Staff and Administration
    Professors
    Students

    Cons

    The new president of the University started taking it in a direction i did not like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not just your family deserve to be promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good school, needs more funding

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Radford, VA

    I have been working at Radford University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can't beat the location of Radford. The weather is great and the terrain is beautiful. The university and faculty are very cohesive. There is a very collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    Radford is underfunded and most people are underpaid, and a few others are grossly overpaid. The location isn't good if you like to be near big city conveniences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make smarter funding decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    entry level position

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    Former Employee - Counselor  in  Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Counselor in Radford, VA

    I worked at Radford University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    beautiful location and low cost of living
    great vacation/time off
    discounts on stores around town
    close to other local college towns

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy
    high turnover because of low salary.
    administration is not very supportive of entry level staff
    no official training programs for new hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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