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University of Virginia Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
223 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.  

    Research Analyst

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at University of Virginia as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    interesting topics because it was fun

    Cons

    no money but good experience for med school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Best Experience Ever

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at University of Virginia

    Pros

    I really have flourished in my position over the past three years working at UVA HRL. You are always supported in everything you do.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons. Sometimes, the structures have changed of things I had been used to but the changes actually made things a lot easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! I always feel supported and empowered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    UVA is a leading organization in may fields, including education.

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    Former Employee - Data Collector in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Data Collector in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    Leaders in the field of education, learning new skills based on what the university is finding, meeting interesting professionals in the field.

    Cons

    Salaries are not high enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Virginia

    Pros

    nice people, nice location, good balance

    Cons

    Kind of rural for me

  6.  

    Working for UVA has been great so far!

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    Current Employee - RN Care Coordinator in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - RN Care Coordinator in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    -close to home
    -advancement is supple
    -benefits are good
    -employee discount are even better

    Cons

    -haven't found any quite yet.
    -well, my clinic could be updated.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Charlottesville is a beautiful town, good schools for your kids

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits
    great work life balance

    Cons

    Not much career growth available
    low salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Top Down Command and Control Environment

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    Former Employee - Physician
    Former Employee - Physician

    I worked at University of Virginia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be WONDERFUL place to grow and thrive

    Cons

    Not wonderful anymore. Now it is a place to serve the demands of the overlords.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This used to be Jefferson's University. The faculty used to be, not long ago, the recognized central strength of this place. The administration used to work for the faculty, so that faculty could best teach, research, and provide clinical care. Now the faculty have become the serfs, the tools, of the administration. Just as the people of America now work for the politicians in Washington instead of vice versa, the faculty at UVA works for the administration. This is totally backward and totally counterproductive. Administratorts have increased in volume and power by ten-fold, while faculty stagnates. This is true nationwide, but Jefferson's university should have fought this top down-command-control trend and should be fighting it now. But they didn't and don't. Instead they are leaders in the advancing progressive collectivist totatlitarian corporatist mentality. It's a huge loss to the world. The sociopaths are winning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I have been working at University of Virginia

    Pros

    Great environment to work and great people to work with. The city is wonderful and the people living here is very friendly. All in all a great place to study and work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the life is too monotonous. There are not many active professors in the department and the department is lacking in theoretical computing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should hire people with diverse background

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Long term employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Virginia

    Pros

    Like the town and the colleagues, the work environment is very good. Parking is expensive and restrictive.

    Cons

    Not much career growth available and not a lot of work-life balance encouraged at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends entirely on your boss

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Virginia

    Pros

    Great place to live in. Good work life balance and quality of research.

    Cons

    The experience is entirely dependent on one person- your boss. There isn't a HR or committee that is effective enough to help you if something goes wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collect anonymous feedback on all PIs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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