Health Insurance, benefit of taking free classes at VT (tuition assistance), opportunities for enrollment in other insurance policies available to only Tech employees- like an additional life insurance policy, aflac policy
Base salary is not as high as many would want.
Incredible healthcare coverage for decent rates. Easy online health survey grants you a decent monthly discount. Travel and vacation perks website really cuts prices down. Many holidays every year, almost two weeks paid in winter. Annual leave begins immediately, with two weeks yearly sick time.
Benefits were great. No complaints.
Good campus environment, good networking
One unusual perk if you are faculty at Virginia Tech is that you can contribute to both a 403 (b), which is the educational version of a 401(k) and a 457, which is the state version of the 401(k). Thereby, you can double up on your retirement tax shelters.
A Research/Teaching assistantship job covers 90% payment of student's health insurance
Benefits in higher education are pretty great, Tech is no exception.
Very generous leave package for staff and faculty. Extensive holidays and year end school closing. Holidays are not as plentiful for faculty but you still have a great deal of time off.
As a GRA, it really depends on your adviser and what they need/expect from you. I put a lot of pressure on myself to meet goals and deadlines, which meant sacrificing going home on holidays like regular students.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.