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Updated May 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work and beautiful campus (in 5 reviews)

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

Cons
  • there were no cons to this position (in 3 reviews)

  • located in Radford Virginia, not much surrounding the city (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Radford University"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Radford University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership from the current president, who regularly consults with and visits with every constituency on campus and off-campus. A strong faculty senate. Provost's office also supports faculty. A small campus, 9,000 students ( largely UG , but including a graduate college, which in turn offers doctoral programs.

    Cons

    A right-to-work state, which is no fault of the institution nor of its occupants.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building connections with alumni and in the community. Thin administrative bloat where possible and focus on hiring more full-time faculty. Although this is a problem across the country, and not only here at RU.


  2. "I learned alot from my job and had so many open opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Radford, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff are mostly down to earth. The campus is also beautiful and is continuously growing.

    Cons

    Employees are replaceable in the eyes of administration. No incentives or raises.

    Advice to Management

    Leave and make room for new ideas.


  3. "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Radford University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits...vacation days, travel, holidays.

    Cons

    I was brought in for a new initiative at the university and in my interview I was informed one description of the position. However, when I started the position it was completely different. At the end of the day it was a numbers game...


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  5. "I'd rather be unemployed"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radford, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are basically none besides the state mandated holidays but you will get this working at any college and the leave you can earn is more than most.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and does not award employees for merit only seniority as a result departments are filled with people who have been here for 20 years and do absolutely nothing to help the university and get rewarded for it. The university enrollment goes down year after year and the town has absolutely nothing appealing to young professionals.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure Radford can be fixed, because of states rules about seniority and pay wages they will always lose any talented employees or employees that care because they see those around them doing nothing and getting more reward than them working hard.


  6. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Web Student in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Web Student in Radford, VA

    I worked at Radford University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was very friendly, and was always looking out for me. Can't complain!

    Cons

    None I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "An educational experience"

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    Former Employee - Work Study Student in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Work Study Student in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I worked with the CVPA Public Relations department. It was an excellent experience where I was able to learn a lot about office politics and real world demands. Overall, the work environment was great, and I enjoyed it greatly.

    Cons

    The pay sucks, but it looks good on your resume.


  8. "University Services Dept was wonderful, RU overall not so much"

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    Former Employee - Manager of Conference Services in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Manager of Conference Services in Radford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Univ Serv Dept was very friendly, encouraged a a good work-life balance, did not micro manage, and business casual environment. RU overall, quaint, easy to network, most departments were friendly and easy to work with. Great Benefits!

    Cons

    A little behind in technology; unorganized, always having to dig deep to get answers; major budget cuts are starting; down on student enrollment; low-salary compared to other Universities; they only offer one free class per semester; Small town mentality.


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Radford University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People and overall a good experience.

    Cons

    located in Radford Virginia, not much surrounding the city.


  10. "Student Designer at Radford University Printing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax Station, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax Station, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent experience in working with Corporate Branding Standards, Hands on learning with Adobe Indesign every day, Understanding of secretarial and filing processes that take a design job from beginning to completion, and really flexible hours.

    Cons

    Extremely under staffed, at some points massive work overflow, constantly crunched to get up to speed during rebranding and the creation of new standardized templates.

    Advice to Management

    The management at RUPS is actually amazing but is in fact stunted by two factors: The little or near neutral support of the University itself to the expansion of Printing Services and the lack of student body knowledge of the Printing Services massive, underrated, contribution to the school.


  11. "Was an okay position"

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    Former Employee - Supervision in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Supervision in Radford, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very much independent as in office or personal space related

    Cons

    To much power centralization with the higher department

    Advice to Management

    College of Business and economics


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