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"Amazing work atmosphere, challenging but reasonable work..."

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

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

Pros

Virginia Tech has research-oriented labs, that introduce the student employees to a variety of disciplines of research. Especially, the students get hands-on experience in the field, and can develop their professional side admirably in preparation for finding a job in the industry. I work in the microelectronics laboratory, and I am thoroughly indebted to the University to improve my technical expertise in the field of microelectronics.

Cons

Ultimately, working at a University will only give you a perfunctory experience of what actually happens in the industry, and does not completely prepare you for the real world, since the job here is more or less fixed, unless you really screw it up with your advisor.

Advice to Management

I think the management is doing a brilliant job in employing students and grooming them as professionals. And at Virginia Tech you are almost guaranteed funding by research. Keep it up guys.

Other Employee Reviews for Virginia Tech

  1. "Best research group for Mineral processing area"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Top notch Research in mineral processing area.

    Cons

    Hard work, time consuming and demands full concentration


  2. "Chewed up and spit out."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dining Services in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Dining Services in Blacksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Tech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively good pay, health benefits. Some good co-workers. I can't think of 20 good words to say about this employer.

    Cons

    No regard for employee happiness. Massively egotistical management. And then there are the law suits....

    Advice to Management

    Just don't.


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