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Updated February 22, 2017
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  • great work-life balance; social and friendly setting; leadership opportunities (in 15 reviews)

  • Great work environment, great pay and benefits (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Field Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Virginia part-time

    Pros

    Great experience for a student

    Cons

    I have no downsides to working for UVA


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great experiences and learned a lot.

    Cons

    Need more industry here in town.


  3. "Lab Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Virginia part-time

    Pros

    Good to be employed here. People are friendly.

    Cons

    Nothing bad..except for the working is "grant to grant".


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  5. "Undergraduate Research"

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

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

    Pros

    Profs are very accommodating - lots of freedom in hours, many available research projects. Profs are willing to help you grow academically and professionally.

    Cons

    Unsurprisingly, the pay is not stellar.

    Advice to Management

    A centralized directory of research opportunities would be nice for students trying to get involved.


  6. "Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Accounts Payable is easy to work with.

    Cons

    Some apathy seen in lower level jobs.


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    "Like any other higher ed institution"

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

    I have been working at University of Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, free basketball tickets depending on where you work, great college town; somewhere you could raise a family and retire.

    Cons

    All about getting money from alumni- but that's the goal of almost every college or university these days. Campus climate gets a bad rap from media but it seems like any other school in that regard. Also, the "safe space" stuff is a bit much but that's the world we live in.

    Advice to Management

    Take a note from the University of Chicago's president and don't try to make learning so "safe" all the time. Not just UVA but everyone needs to do this. Learning isn't always going to make you feel good.


  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Good environment. Good people overall.

    Cons

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  9. "Structural Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent graduate program and good value

    Cons

    Study keeps busy and more active

    Advice to Management

    Excellent advice, community orientated, and result orientated


  10. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The colleagues are collegial and friendly

    Cons

    Research, technology, plans everything seems to move slowly


  11. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Virginia part-time

    Pros

    Very nice people and generous benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy. Pay could have been better.



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