West Virginia University

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West Virginia University Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
126 Reviews
3.7
126 Reviews
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West Virginia University President James P. Clements
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You have everything you need here: football game, nice people, 1 hour drive to big city (Pit) (in 5 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Due to cost of living increases pay actually has gone down (in 3 reviews)

  • No job opportunities for foreign students in campus job fairs (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great stepping stone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Virginia University

    Pros

    Arts and Entertainment staff are amazing. Eric Andrews was a great help to get me started in my career.

    Cons

    Parking garage is always pretty full due to students.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Wonderful opportunity to earn a degree and gain experience.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant

    I worked at West Virginia University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was compensated for working as a teaching assistant while earning a degree. I was a great experience. I got my masters degree for free and made money in the mean time.

    Cons

    I enjoyed working for the university in the department I worked for. I have no cons to mention after a year there.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The experience I gained while working at WVU in the Office of Information Technology has been invaluable

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    Former Employee - Networking Technician and Information Technician Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Networking Technician and Information Technician Assistant in Morgantown, WV

    I worked at West Virginia University

    Pros

    Fellow employees, career growth, work-life balance, knowledgable and awesome people to work for and with, great connections, and very much a family like atmosphere

    Cons

    Primarily the pay, promotions, and opportunity for advancement, sometimes a lack of necessary resources primarily human resources, and hiring process takes way too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions, bonuses, and salary increases are far too negligible. Your people love their job, making a difference, and going home satisfied that they put in an accomplishing day, however, in many instances the work is being increased every quarter, or year, yet the employment compensation, and the help that they need i.e. lack of employees in a department remains the same. This needs to change!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Morgantown is a great city and WVU is a good school to attend for a good education. It's a wonderful school to attend at an affordable price in comparison to other schools.

    Cons

    Not a lot of career opportunities for students. Hard often to go between campuses if needed quickly. Opportunities are spaced between the different campuses as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cutthroat Cohorts

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong research experience can be provided from highly recognized programs of study. Employees and faculty encourage community service and sincerely strive to emphasize the academic integrity of the university beyond the "party life" stigma of the undergraduate body.

    Cons

    Cohort members are extremely competitive with each other for academic advisors, attention, and acknowledgement. It quickly became evident that the graduate students, preferred by senior professors, were provided with certain benefits, such as larger offices. An atmosphere of gossip was promoted by the professors in power. Thus, personal information became a weapon for the grad students to use against one another in attempts to elevate their own popularity. Passion for research became an exhausting balance between academic excellence and face-saving acts - even if said acts were detrimental to others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't encourage a culture of gossip and favoritism. People go to universities to learn from others. The should not be trained to use information to harm or belittle others just to gain a career. Academic integrity goes beyond the classroom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    WVU IT

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at West Virginia University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot at my time there.

    Cons

    Not a lot of ability to move up within the company

  8.  

    Graduate research assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV

    I have been working at West Virginia University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good research field, explores new dimensions, plenty opportunities. Team is supportive and you can make your name and fame to rise heights.

    Cons

    no cons as such.but personal growth is limited.perks are limited and time sheets are a little pain.policies are not ver helping in terms of medical benefits, etc.

  9.  

    It's a great place work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Virginia University

    Pros

    Nice place. More freedom on hours. Free health insurance.

    Cons

    Bad winter in the area.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Virginia University

    Pros

    Location is good for me

    Cons

    The city is relatively small

  11.  

    great university, people are friendly, staff are helpful. morgantown is a very quite town where you can focus on study

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Virginia University

    Pros

    people are friendly and helpful, courses are will organized

    Cons

    very few job opportunities, if you want to find a good job you will have to move to bigger cities

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