Virginia Tech Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. A great place to study, work and research

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Great set of people and pretty competent faculty members

    Cons

    Bad weather at Blacksburg is downer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more faculty in the CS department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great Place to Work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Tech

    Pros

    Benefits and great work life balance.

    Cons

    A little slow in the home office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up Blacksburg.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Bookstore Staff

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    Former Employee - Staff in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Staff in Blacksburg, VA

    I worked at Virginia Tech

    Pros

    Co-workers are very friendly and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Some managers are a little bit unreasonable strict.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more efficient with staffing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. They are great!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Blacksburg, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Tech

    Pros

    Easy to work with, depending on the position and offer great maternal benifits for persons who want to take time off with kids

    Cons

    GTA pay is not great - but they are paying for your degree so it is a give take

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more funding opportunities to PhD students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. I worked as a graduate research assistant in the department of mechanical engineering and on my phd.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    very nice and innovative atmosphere. lots of interesting things happening on a day to day basis but old school type of building for mechanical engineering (updated now)

    Cons

    It wasn't always extremely modern and collaborative. sometimes you would find yourself in fierce competition to other graduate students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    all in all good program and department. I would highly recommend the program and think there is merit in applying and studying/working at VT

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great People, Flexible Hours

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

    I worked at Virginia Tech full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked as a paid research intern in the chemistry department. Boss gave me flexible hours

    Cons

    Upper administration can be a pain to work with, good deal of red tape to get things signed or processed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Friendly environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Tech

    Pros

    People around are very nice

    Cons

    I am half sponsored by Department of Statistics in Virgina Tech, and half sponsored by Business Department. All I wish is I can be full sponsored by Department of Statistics, since the working environment is so nice.

  9. Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Tech

    Pros

    Good scope for research, too much to explore, v good faculty

    Cons

    Small social life, might be hard to search for jobs

  10. Supportive & professional

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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
  11. 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

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