Radford University Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. I was a graduate assistant while attending grad school at RU!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexible Schedule - Really nice office for a GA - Excellent management

    Cons

    - At times it was difficult to get the 10 hours/week in when my graduate coursework was heavy


  2. Wonderful environment to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Staff and faculty are all kind and very qualified for their jobs Advancement and Alumni Offices are great places to work Good benefits and salary They may pay for grad school depending on your position

    Cons

    We walk on eggshells around upper management

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with students You are not any better than students and employees Be more humble


  3. Good workplace

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Radford University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent, everyone is very helpful and nice.

    Cons

    Location--the town is boring and very rural


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  5. student

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    Former Employee - Student in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Student in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great place to live and work

    Cons

    great place but wish there was more to do

    Advice to Management

    grow and seek new opportunities


  6. Adjunct Faculty

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    Former Contractor - Adjunct Facality in Radford, VA
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Facality in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Radford University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Personal growth opportunity, free parking and book access, excellent classroom visual equipment which included touch screen monitors in the labs, touch projection screen with laptop and desktop connection for class presentation, D2L system is great and makes grading, collecting and commenting on homework, assignments, exercises and projects easy and relatively painless.

    Cons

    As an adjunct I wasn't included in much of the 'faculty' planning, meetings or group activities. The student D2L online capacity for storing files is small; the most common complaint about saving files are related to lack of capacity, which then leads to excuses for incomplete and lost files due to incomplete uploading.

    Advice to Management

    Involve adjuncts too. It would be nice to feel there is potential, instead of just being a temporary fill-in to plug an empty spot.


  7. Student Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Radford University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with awesome Professors. Gain great experience.

    Cons

    Not really sure what to add here, this is a great position to have as a student.


  8. Great gig for students

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

    I worked at Radford University part-time (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


  9. Depends on your department

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Radford University full-time (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 Management

    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.


  10. 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team oriented,leadership, office culture,

    Cons

    Underpaid, hours, opportunities for advancement,


  11. Grading Grading Grading....

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Radford University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good tuition benefits and guidance from professors

    Cons

    A lot of working overtime



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