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  1. "Staff Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great benefits

    Cons

    Long hiring process. Nothing else I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Hire on a more timely manner


  2. "Former Employer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent people; excellent approach to educating people

    Cons

    Universities can be slow to change.

  3. "Generally Good But With Rapid Changes That Are A Concern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at UVA Darden School Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great people, extremely smart and hard-working in just about every department of the School. A lot of benefit from impromptu talks and collaboration among employees across departments, probably more so than from formal meetings. Some departments are quite supportive of your efforts to educate yourself further in your professional field, and certain positions are quite flexible with work schedule in ways that are rare elsewhere.

    Cons

    There has been an extreme shift in management style and structure throughout the Foundation, as there has been in many areas of UVA and the schools within it. Not sure where this is coming from, but it has caused a lot of turnover in nearly every department of the School. Be prepared to enter an already-tense scene if you're walking onto a Foundation job here, as most teams have some sort of tension placed within them because of the shifts in the last 1-2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Communicate changes clearly and far ahead of their implementation.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great faculty, warm and close community, customer caring.

    Cons

    Academic bureaucracy, inconsistent promotion and hiring practices (but that's changing, hopefully)

    Advice to Management

    Shore up HR consistency and talent development.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and a fun atmosphere."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UVA Darden School Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and flexibility are good.

    Cons

    Can be tense at times.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you need the lower level employees. Treat them as such.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "No one has your back here no matter how well you perform"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UVA Darden School Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, friendly people, Charlottesville is a great town. Faculty are very intelligent and dedicated to the school, but there is a disconnect between foundation and faculty.

    Cons

    Senior member of management has explosive anger management issues. No one does anything about it, turns a blind eye. Revolving door of top executives while those at the bottom tier are paid excessively poorly. Bonuses paid to top executives within foundation but none to the day to day fundraisers and workers. This division has a reputation FOR YEARS of excessive firing and that continues unabated to this day. Women are not highly valued. There was an undercurrent of sexism here.

    Advice to Management

    Take classes in leadership and management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I love my job"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Dean, beautiful facilities, amazing colleagues, nice flexibility, excellent retirement matching

    Cons

    Limited growth potential from inside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent in promotion/hiring process