University of Virginia Reviews

Updated August 2, 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. Information Technology Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  2. Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Virginia

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AWESOME benefits, opportunities to work for different departments, free classes...

    Cons

    The vision insurance isn't that great...but it just depends on where you go!


  3. Graduate Student with good views

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    Current Employee - Graduate Researcher in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Researcher in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to expand outside of department, Good resources

    Cons

    Not much of a career services department for grad students, focused on undergraduates more often


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  5. Ho-hum

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Totally depends on your group. People are pleasant for the most part. The environment is good. The sports center is fantastic. The football games are nice. Good for people early in their careers or who want to start a family here.

    Cons

    Be mindful of administration. Salary is modest and not much scope for growth unless you are a high flying academic. But most high flyers leave the place sooner or later.

    Advice to Management

    Universities are dinosaurs. Don't be hung up about Jefferson. The university President is underwhelming.


  6. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good, good management, good vision

    Cons

    Not so good at strategy

    Advice to Management

    keep going


  7. Good place

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours in the lab and very good atmosphere

    Cons

    Graduate students are paid very poorly


  8. Good academic environment for graduate students, but low stipend.

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at University of Virginia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good school with plenty of resources for graduate students. Location is excellent and Charlottesville is a nice town to live in.

    Cons

    Graduate students in the Computer Science department are paid poorly compared to their peers at other unversities.


  9. Great university; outstanding professors; low pay

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    U.Va. is an outstanding university with brilliant students. The university itself has seemingly limitless resources, and can easily secure you funding. It's located in Charlottesville, a lovely town with lots of things to do.

    Cons

    The graduate student stipend is low compared to other, similar programs, and you will never receive a raise. No matter if you are teaching one class or three- you will always be paid the same.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider raising graduate student stipends, as the cost of living only continues to increase.


  10. Great job for student

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and job for student

    Cons

    No real cons to job


  11. Statistics Tutor and Teacher's Assistant

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    Current Employee - Statistician in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Statistician in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Access to UVa. Convenient in terms of location and the wide variety of things to do in the area. Fairly flexible schedule. Keeps your knowledge of the material sharp.

    Cons

    Unless you're looking to stay in academia, the title doesn't carry too much weight and there aren't any immediate advancement opportunities without further education. The pay is hourly and graduated with level of education, not by merit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It's a great place to work and the people are fantastic.



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