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Radford University Reviews

Updated July 2, 2018
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Pros
  • "Nice campus community and a beautiful campus" (in 9 reviews)

  • "For young professionals, Radford University is a great place to begin your career" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Limited opportunity for advancement in most circumstances" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Because it is a state agency pay increases limited to state budget" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Personal Training Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Radford University part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and the company culture is great. The people you're surrounded with want you to succeed.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to manage being a student and working at the University

    Advice to Management

    Continue to help students advance and develop into successful leaders


  2. "Good community but low wages and no benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Radford University part-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus that fosters a small, tight-knit community.

    Cons

    No benefits and low wages. There is zero opportunity for advancement, and the balance between work and home can be cumbersome.

  3. "Small university, big community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radford University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Close-knit community of faculty and staff; facilities are either high quality or being improved.

    Cons

    Radford itself is tiny and with few resources and entertainments, a part from those in neighboring towns or cities.


  4. "staff at Radford University finances"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Finance in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Radford University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, good stability, predictable

    Cons

    no advancement, rigidity of management, no professional development

    Advice to Management

    give opportunities for progress


  5. "Housekeeping supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Radford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Turn over rate is high

    Advice to Management

    Don't intimate your employees


  6. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radford University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Career Opportunities, best senior management

    Cons

    no downsides of working at Radford University


  7. "Microbiology Lab Assistant - FWS position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Radford University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Independent work, make-your-own-hours, easy to understand (if you try and apply yourself), professors (almost all in this department) treated me as an adult and respected my work.

    Cons

    Coworkers frequently didn't show up or properly assist with work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire students who are genuinely interested in specific departmental positions. This will help avoid stress of expecting single students to complete all of the workload. Also, please address faculty members who thrust negative attitudes on students for no apparent reason.

  8. "Worked in the Small Business Development Center, College of Business and Economics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Radford University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus

    Small college town atmosphere

    Great outdoor activities nearby such as hiking in the mountains, boating on Claytor Lake and whitewater rafting on the New River.

    The town is located in a rural area and the population is predominately white so violent crime is rare here. We lock our doors but probably don't need to.

    The local schools are good

    Cons

    Over reliance on state funds, and state funding keeps getting cut every year

    Most of the housing stock in Radford is somewhat dated.

    Some homes in neighborhoods close to campus are rented to students so you have rowdy drunk kids walking by all night on weekends and parties can get loud, but hey it is a college town!

    New president is taking the University in a direction I don't like.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that Radford University is not Virginia Tech!!!


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radford University part-time

    Pros

    The people are really friendly to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes people are a little unorganized.


  10. "I work in the Technology Assistance Center, we are the Eyes and Ears of IT."

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    Current Employee - Technology Support Specialist in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Technology Support Specialist in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radford University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a state job so there is a lot of stability.

    Cons

    It is a state job so there are only raises when the governor approves of them in the state budget.

    Advice to Management

    Start giving out merit raises for those who excel above the rest.


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