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University of Virginia Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
236 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)

  • 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.  

    Student- Current student of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences

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    Current Employee - Economics Student in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Economics Student in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    The academic environment sets high standards. The professor expect a lot and most of the students rise to the challenge. Excellent professors. Beautiful campus. Excellent student life with highly involved student body.

    Cons

    Everyone is so driven that it can be very stressful when you have a whole school of overachievers. Some professors set their standards impossibly high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change fraternity and sorority rules. Better career services. Better dining hall options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Undergrads - take advantage of your access to the accomplished faculty around you

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

    I worked at University of Virginia part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, great opportunity to develop research skills and find a mentor

    Cons

    Occasionally tedious/repetitive work, but highly dependent upon which professor you work under

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I am very satisfied with the graduate tenure at UVa

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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

    They gave me good training with a lot of workshops, counseling. Every one are very nice and polite. The environment is very cozy

    Cons

    The city is a bit boring if you want to find a good network. And it is not a big hub of working network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be better if they can reduce the bureaucratic stuffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Associate Professor

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

    I have been working at University of Virginia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Public mission, good students, forward looking institution

    Cons

    Public-private gap, scandal prone, bad implementation of vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Graduate Student in the School of Medicine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Virginia

    Pros

    The atmosphere is excellent, the community of scientist and the culture. They have advance technologies to make sure doing science here is always at the fore-front of science.

    Cons

    Hard to find a job when you graduate due to limited connections

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work with many benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Virginia

    Pros

    Great support services for employees, including health insurance and free tax preparation. Especially helpful for students who are also UVA employees.

    Cons

    The pay does not always match the expectations of the employee i terms of workload

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great place great setting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Virginia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    All the researchers that I met are very passionate about their research, great place to work, in every department that I have been the HR people are extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and efficient which add to a good work environment.

    Cons

    Cannot think of anything really negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold on tight to great researchers, there is a lot of great researchers around the USA that have at one time or another worked at UVA, but moved on. Maybe management at UVA needs to look into why this happens.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Alright job experience

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at University of Virginia

    Pros

    Great community, university of virginia medical school and hospital, compensation was on par with averages for job

    Cons

    worklife balance - local food not that good, job/business outlook probably the same in the coming years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to study and work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Virginia

    Pros

    Friendly college town. Dynamic study and research atmosphere. Life work balance is perfect. It also has great health system. Great business school, law school and medicine school.

    Cons

    Might not have instant super high salary.

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    Good employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice place. Good HR resources.

    Cons

    Limited funding in many departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve faculty's motivation on publication and getting funding.

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