University of Virginia Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan
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Pros
  • great work-life balance; social and friendly setting; leadership opportunities (in 7 reviews)

  • The University of Virginia is a great place to work as a s student employee (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Graduate students are often the last to be updated of important changes (in 13 reviews)

  • I think living in Charlottesville, as a young adult, can be a bit difficult, given the college-town atmosphere (in 5 reviews)

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  1. instructor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    peaceful life in a quiet city

    Cons

    locates in a small city


  2. Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start as a graduate student. The faculties here are helpful and they are willing to sit there to help you.

    Cons

    Location is very poor, It is so far away from New york city. It takes 2 hours drive to the DC. So many cars in the small town. The infrastructure is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the infrastructure. Provide better places to eat. Increase budget in road building. Too few hotels in the town cause room price to be very high.


  3. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, employee outreach. Compensation is nationally matched and raised every year!

    Cons

    PARKING---the absolute worst. Commuting from a commuter parking lot that isn't completely for UVA employees only. So to get to work you have to drive, park, wait for a bus, take the bus, walk. My commute took an hour and I lived 15 minutes away.

    Advice to Management

    Please fix the parking disaster


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  5. Stay Away if You're Ambitious

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus in a very nice city. Good health insurance and benefits. If you are hired, you have very good job security.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Very little employee recognition for a job well done. Not enough resources for information technologies and very few advancement opportunities. Parking and transportation are very difficult. Insular and provincial culture that makes it hard for those not from the local area to feel like they fit in.

    Advice to Management

    Good people can be asked to work under market salaries, with bad parking and transportation, for only so long.


  6. Good experience as volunteer researcher

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Virginia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable faculty, fairly strong medical/biological research department

    Cons

    Could always use more funding


  7. research assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great environment, nice people, you can learn a lot

    Cons

    the small town could be too quite during summer


  8. Good place if you can stay

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with truly innovative thinkers on basic to applied sciences. Mostly welcoming colleagues and work environment. Cultural opportunities on grounds a real plus. Benefits were very good. Salaries were below average.

    Cons

    Saw some deplorably bad treatment of junior employees. HR protected the perpetrators.


  9. Supporting Environment

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative Tier II in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative Tier II in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Virginia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work, great co-workers, opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow to react to issues


  10. Bookstore sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of merchandises in the bookstore.

    Cons

    No cons for working in the bookstore


  11. Information Technology Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive work environment and beautiful place. UVa values their staff, faculty & students.

    Cons

    No defined career path for income or job growth as is the case with other University/state settings.



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