West Virginia University

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West Virginia University Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
135 Reviews
3.8
135 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.  

    Program assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Virginia University

    Pros

    Very fast paced career with a lot of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Not very much overtime available

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    State job with benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at West Virginia University

    Pros

    Large university with a diverse work force. Great place to live. Simple way of life. WVU keeps Morgantown in business.

    Cons

    Low pay and not much room for career advancement. The weather can be bad sometimes and they never close so you need all wheel drive with snow tires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees help with career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant

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

    Pros

    As a student employee, my supervisor is very flexible in allowing me to work around my busy schedule. In addition, I am given a lot of freedom to work on projects on my own.

    Cons

    The hierarchical nature of higher education can sometimes make it difficult to get certain projects done in the most efficient manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider finding ways to limit unnecessary hierarchical boundaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Amazing Experience

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Instructor in Morgantown, WV

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

    Pros

    Supportive atmosphere, warm staff environment, and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Limited resources to open new positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Research Assistant- Electronics and photonics

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    very good course work, will learn a lot form the projects

    Cons

    Possibility of funding is very difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing number of faculty working in this field would be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It has a multi national and a very friendly environment

    Cons

    The registration fee is too high.

  8.  

    Workload depends on the research advisor.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Virginia University

    Pros

    Good lab equipment, nice cleanroom fascility.

    Cons

    Very boring place to live.

  9.  

    Good work environment, but your career options may be limited.

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Morgantown, WV

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly, good health and fringe benefits. Employees can have access to the Student Rec Center and gyms, but you will have to pay an annual membership fee about $300+.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement and promotion potential. To obtain a significant pay raise, you must apply & interview for other job positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Succession planning for mid-level administrators. Offer more advance training on computer programs and networking systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I have been working at West Virginia University

    Pros

    Was very interesting, helpful, and provided me with a great experience in the field of psychiatry and in research work.

    Cons

    It was a volunteer work with no salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope they will seek a grant from NIH or any other institution

  11.  

    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

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