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Virginia Tech Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
271 Reviews
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Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay was decent when factoring in the cost of living (in 10 reviews)

  • Colleagues are nice, the campus is beautiful (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • not a city campus located in a small town nearest city is 3 hours away (in 13 reviews)

  • Small town far from nearby big cities (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Supportive & professional

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Researcher in Blacksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    - Most staffs are kind and supportive and leaders are very professional.
    - Costs for living in Blacksburg, VA is lower than most other areas in Virginia (I guess)

    Cons

    - The closest airport is in Roanoke (ROA). It takes around 40minutes from Blacksburg to the airport. That's not a problem, but there are so many delays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    MFA Program Virginia Tech Graduate Student Assistanship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Blacksburg, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Tech

    Pros

    -Friendly students
    -Helpful, insightful faculty
    -Lots of training: practicums, professionalization events

    Cons

    -Small town
    -Little diversity
    -Airport is 45 minutes away and very expensive

  3.  

    being artist in Virginia tech

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    - having Icat(institute for creativity art and technology ) as a bridge between art and science
    - everyone do their best to grow the community
    - lots of potential(cube, motion captures,...) for data visualization

    Cons

    its tech university so its not Art don't expect to much even after opening the moss center for the art still its tech university, there should be balance between art and tech even today's art IS technology but still there should be balance between two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it needs more time to shine, that's the only thing for now, everyone doing their best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Tech

    Pros

    -Great Pay (esp if youre work study)
    -Relaxed atmosphere
    -Get to work with people your age
    -State tax exempt

    Cons

    -Cant really think of any when comparing it with post-graduate jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Tech part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is professional

    Cons

    The timeclock system is unecessery

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place to Work INdoor and Outdoor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Tech (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Environment, expectize faculty, good opportunities

    Cons

    Compensation should be little more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Education System

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA

    I worked at Virginia Tech

    Pros

    Nice staffs. Good educational environment.

    Cons

    Bad location. Do not have many job opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfactory pay but great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Tech

    Pros

    benefits, people, environment, balance, opportunities, paid holidays

    Cons

    leave accrual is kind of strange but it's better than some I suppose

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Overall a very good experience in research

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA

    I worked at Virginia Tech as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good advisor-student interaction
    Better services like health insurance coverage
    Good work culture, better interaction with seniors, post-docs, etc

    Cons

    Sometimes, we easily diverge our paths and sadly it takes time for me to get back to track.
    Stay focused on the research and don't get easily diverged

  11.  

    Dining Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Cook in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - First Cook in Blacksburg, VA

    I worked at Virginia Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement. Generous vacation. Very stable workplace. Receive university benefits such as library card, access to fitness areas, and transportation.

    Cons

    Fairly low pay. Very few opportunities for creative expression. If you don't take vacation in the summer you will be absolutely bored out of your mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentives to hold on to creative ambitious young employees. If you want to truly excel in dining you will need to attract young blood and hold them there long enough to make an impact. Provide more bonuses and find something for people to do in the summer that isn't completely and utterly mind-numbing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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