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"Great experience. Grad school has treated me well."

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Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
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Neutral Outlook
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I have been working at Virginia Tech as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

My experience as a graduate research assistant for one of the university's engineering departments has been excellent. Also, the area is fantastic--a couple years ago, Business week ranked Blacksburg as the best town in which to raise a family. The culture is great, there are coffee shops everywhere, live music at most places, and the natural surroundings are beautiful.

Cons

The university, as with most publicly funded organizations, often allocates funds inefficiently. Also, Blacksburg does get quite cold and often wet in late winter.

Other Employee Reviews for Virginia Tech

  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Blacksburg, VA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to do research

    Cons

    isolated, far from major cities


  2. "Effective and I learned a lot. It is just like an other graduate research position at a major university."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You earn money to go to school. Experience varies by professor and department, but it was an overall exciting experience. My department and professor are very organized and professional and push you to succeed. I am very satisfied with the work that I am doing and people are friendly for the most part.

    Cons

    Buildings can be old and I have seen more than my share of cockroaches. Also, changing a position from research assistant to teaching assistant is difficult. Also, if you are a teaching assistant then you can sometimes have more teaching assignments than you can manage.


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