Virginia Tech
4.0 of 5 201 reviews
www.vt.edu Blacksburg, VA 5000+ Employees

Virginia Tech Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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4.0 201 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger

Charles W. Steger

(87 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Pay was decent when factoring in the cost of living"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Colleagues are nice, the campus is beautiful"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Blacksburg is a small town and not very diverse"
    in 10 reviews
  • "the main problem is that the town is far from big cities"
    in 10 reviews
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    Mostly supportive and helped me to pay for school.

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
    Blacksburg, VA

    ProsHelped to pay for school and afforded financial opportunities.

    ConsCultural Issues, didn't always feel very supportive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to do an exit interview.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Student

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVirginia Tech (specifically one of the engineering departments) has been a good employer with flexible work hours, opportunities for lots of different research, and different learning experiences such as working as a TA assistant. They have good health care options and the surrounding town of blacksburg is a nice place to live.

    ConsSome things are expensive for out of state students. Not much to do in Blacksburg unless you like outdoor activities

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    Awesome Job

    Second Cook (Former Employee)
    Blacksburg, VA

    ProsLearn a lot, nice people, endless days off

    Consno real hierarchy, no real world skills

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Food Service Assistant (Former Employee)
    Blacksburg, VA

    ProsHigher starting wage, money given for free lunch, good managers, training and advancement opportunities, stable schedule and weekends off (usually)

    ConsNo benefits unless salaried, hard to get full time hours, must only eat food provided by the establishment, heavy customer traffic, repetitive tasks, upper management will always prioritize students (employees and customers) over wage and salary workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work, lots of opportunity.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice people, some are racist white folk from Virginia country, be careful.

    ConsSmall town, dead in the summer and holidays when students leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe proactive in seeking out poison managers.

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    Excellent place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is an amazing place to work. The coworkers are very helpful and it has a nice atmosphere.

    ConsI did not like the location. But it was close to DC.

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    Not just a school, but a second home

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat town, food, and people. The administration clearly tries to instill a sense of pride in Virginia Tech and the "Hokie Nation". It's a powerful message and as a young student you can quickly immerse yourself in the Hokie culture. Solid education if you pick the right program.

    Conssometimes feels like a business not an educational institution. Some advisers are lackluster at their jobs. Additionally, some if not all of the professors are involved in research that occasionally result in them caring less about the students.

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    Fulfilling work with great team to work with

    Electronics Technician (Current Employee)
    Blacksburg, VA

    ProsGood benefits for faculty/staff, ever changing work in research is very fulfilling

    ConsVery disproportionately difference in pay between researchers and technical staff also a great deal of useless politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote r&d for more efficient and effective project management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellent experience as faculty in business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosresearch opportunities, teaching support, conference support

    Consnot much to say here

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    Research Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFree, do what ever I want, like in science

    ConsSalary is not enough. Not a long term job.

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