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University of Virginia Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
200 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The majority of them are very competent scientists who enjoy better work life balance than you would expect at a top 10 school (in 7 reviews)

  • Great place to live- not too small, not too big (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Graduate students are often the last to be updated of important changes (in 12 reviews)

  • Living in Charlottesville is VERY expensive, but this can be relieved by subletting into apartments or houses (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wahoowa

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

    I have been working at University of Virginia part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good collegiate energy that allows for flexibility and fun, new challenges. Additionally, for student-academic employees, you have access to university facilities, events, etc.

    Cons

    I think living in Charlottesville, as a young adult, can be a bit difficult, given the college-town atmosphere. D.C. isn't far away, but not close enough to where one can have a more 'real-world' environment regularly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Virginia

    Pros

    I was a student here while I worked in the library and it mt boss gave me plenty of flexibility to move my schedule around if I had exams or important work.

    Cons

    Absolutely no cons of the top of my head

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the people who put in the years for you and reward them

  3.  

    Good learning enviroment

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

    I have been working at University of Virginia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good campus and nice people

    Cons

    Not many biotech companies around.

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    PhD Student at University of Virginia, a caring environment for driven people!

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

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

    Pros

    First, UVA is an excellent school and the program for which I work BIMS (M.I.C.) is offers a competitive environment in which I can openly share ideas and get feedback about my projects. The University as a whole values collaboration and my mentor instills a sense of wonder about the world around me. It's such a great learning environment. The compensation is competitive with other graduate school biomedical science program stipends as well.

    Cons

    It is almost expected that students continue on the "academia" route for science as opposed to industry, government or other consulting type positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management at the hospital really cares about all of the School of Medicine Employees and I think everyone really values that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    Great research environment and facilities. Smart, enthusiastic, and professional colleagues. This is a research-oriented university where you can always learn new knowledge and technologies.

    Cons

    Sometimes the weather can be nasty. Blackouts during thunder storms. On-campus parking is expensive. But I guess this is typical in the east coast.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Virginia

    Pros

    I love the people that I have met here, the benefits, and the pay. Its great to work with all the students and patrons

    Cons

    They are slow to give raises in salary. They are also super meticulous and you get critiqued a lot.

  8.  

    Honor and trust are not only key foundations for the University's students, but for its employees as well.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Virginia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great work-life balance; social and friendly setting; leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    chaos runs at any university in terms of donations and press.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to research for grad school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Virginia

    Pros

    Great environment, good people, love it when the students are not in town

    Cons

    Can be incredibly hard to commute to
    Sometimes bureaucracy slows things down, but what Job doesn't have this?

  10.  

    Great place to work -- depending on whoever runs it

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment, quiet. Usually a lot of things to work around like collecting documents and such. Otherwise a very quiet time. Not too bad.

    Cons

    Maybe too quiet. Depending on the time of year and the number of clients you could just be sitting there listening to music for a couple of hours when you're working in the lab.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Management was great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Intense but funny part-time experience

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    Former Employee - Digitization Service Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Digitization Service Assistant in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    You will have the chance to touch tons of rare materials which alway make the tedious scanning process funny. Staffs are very friendly, and the working environment is fairly fantastic.

    Cons

    You have to work at least 10 hours a week as a student, which is a very large amount of time. Also, you cannot do anything else than working in the office because personal staffs are prohibited. Even though the hour salaries are higher than other on campus jobs, it is a very heavy workload.

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