West Virginia University Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Locals are nice people with great spirit (in 5 reviews)

  • Good place to live in, people here are friendly, Transportation between campus include PRT and school bus (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • very few job opportunities, if you want to find a good job you will have to move to bigger cities (in 3 reviews)

  • transportation system is unreliable, you need a car to get from evensdale to main campus (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Event/Building Supervisor (student employee)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event/Building Supervisor in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Event/Building Supervisor in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The connections you make at the university are fantastic. Certainly would recommend this job for older students looking for supervisory experience. You get to work with a variety of programs and people from all different backgrounds and a variety of different ethnic groups in Morgantown and the university.

    Cons

    Many respsonsibilites that this position does not advertise. If you are observant and perceptive you will notice huge flaws in communication within the student union. Examples of this include: employees not knowing: how to handle situations, your duty as the supervisor, and most importantly area procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better communication network between staff at the student union. Cutting down on the old-thinking bureaucratic way of handling business would make things work more smoothly (3 administrators basically have the same job). Most importantly, do not make the business all about money, it is very apparent that is the administration's main concern.


  2. Library Student Job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A student job with WVU Libraries isn't the worst way to make minimum wage. Staff and co-workers are attentive and work well together like some kind of well-oiled book and mixed media machine.

    Cons

    Some staff seemed overworked, some a little under. Security gates gave too many false alarms, which could become a problem. Hard to get rehired. Expected more positions on ground floor of the university's busiest library.

    Advice to Management

    The staff has excellent (wait for it) synergy. Talk with them more, and ask how they would improve something.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Underpaid professional staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with new technology

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other sectors.. Management culture is beginning to feel more like a corporation than an educational institution. Job turnover is increasing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more support staff or graduate assistants to distribute the workload. Stop cheerleading and deal with the concerns of the workers.


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  5. Graduate Research Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    West Virginia University is underrated for what it has to offer. A great workplace, amazing community and guaranteed social life.

    Cons

    State doesn't offer many jobs. Big companies aren't located anywhere close to Morgantown.


  6. Staff Member

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great benefits. Great community. People who start their careers at WVU have ample opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Very different environments in different departments and/or schools. Which is at should be, of course. However, progress is being made to develop a standardized core of processes, e.g., hiring process, etc.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The university offers valuable experience as a graduate student. The people are also nice.

    Cons

    Almost unlivable salary without taking out additional student loans. No departmental oversight of professors and researcher advisors leads to overload of graduate student workload

    Advice to Management

    If you would like to attract top research students, the university has to invest more in these students as well as provide resources for them to grow


  8. Graduate Student Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, which supports for all the needs being a student in West Virginia University. Pays fee and insurance.

    Cons

    No primary cons. Sometimes its about balancing academia and the job (Not employers fault)


  9. good or bad for WVU

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    West Virginia University has very good academic atmosphere and has strong education in the field of Agriculture, forest and mining.

    Cons

    The disadvantage of west virginia university is the location for this university. The campus is located in the poor state where there are few industries.


  10. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rural, quite area to live. Good elementary to high schools. Not much traffic.

    Cons

    Faculty salary lower than most of the peer institutions. Liberal and social science areas are especially problematic.

    Advice to Management

    Be competitive to other peer institutions.


  11. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, WV

    I have been working at West Virginia University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it is good to work while studying, that helps to improve the engineer skills.

    Cons

    Working in a lab is more theoretical than practical which is not preferred by real leader engineers.



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