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Virginia Tech Overview

www.vt.edu
Blacksburg, VA
5001 to 10000 employees
1872
College / University
Education
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of ... Read more

Virginia Tech Reviews

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    Pros

    World class university

    Beautiful college town in the mountains of southwest VA

    Competitive benefit package

    Numerous opportunities for professional development via skills workshops and campus courses

    Close-knit community and friendly work environment (everyone loves the Hokies!)

    Great college sports scene

    Low cost of living in the region

    Overall an incredible place to work!

    Cons

    Blacksburg is not a large town and consequently lacks many big city amenities. The nearby town of Christiansburg (15 min drive) and city of Roanoke (40 min drive) however can usually provide whatever service/attraction that Blacksburg lacks.

    Staff salaries are underwhelming but this is slightly offset by the generous benefit package and the region's low cost of living.

    Educational qualifications are important. If you do not have a masters you will eventually hit a ceiling regardless of how deserving you may be for a promotion and/or additional responsibilities.

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Virginia Tech Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Virginia Tech.

    Interview

    It was a short and easy interview as my professor got funded for a project similar to my research. I got the offer on the spot. Every 6 months, your performance will be reviewed.

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Virginia Tech Awards & Accolades

  • Governor's Award - State Agency Hiring the Most Veterans, Virginia Values Veterans (V3), 2015
  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012

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