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Updated December 13, 2017
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  • Can be competitive sometimes especially among graduate students (in 21 reviews)

  • No room for advancement for staff, no room for creativity, much of staff pay is low, no advocates for staff- especially not from HR (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Virginia part-time

    Pros

    good collegial environment to work in

    Cons

    Charlottesville is relatively small so can get old depending on your taste


  2. "PCT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Virginia part-time

    Pros

    An excellent learning environment for students and myself.

    Cons

    Administration switched a lot so it made agreements not always stick

  3. "Teaching Assistant with Dept. of Electrical Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching 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

    Can choose your own hours, very flexible. Can improve your communication skills.

    Cons

    Pay is low, which is expected for undergraduates.


  4. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Students, faculty, staff and community

    Cons

    Unknown at this moment and time


  5. "Best School Unknown on West Coast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Virginia part-time

    Pros

    Third happiest city in the country. Students are Ivy League caliber and fun to teach. An international community of scholars but still quaint.

    Cons

    Student body mainly white Virginians.


  6. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great staff and environment to work in!

    Cons

    Sitting for a long time can be hard.


  7. "Teaching 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

    Can hold office hours on your own time, very flexible and great students

    Cons

    Nothing really, but you have to follow what the professor's curriculum dictates

  8. "Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Virginia full-time

    Pros

    Very nice place to work at and nice people to work with

    Cons

    Location is in a mid-size city, not many people around


  9. "Great place to work on Astronomy Instrumentation"

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    Former Employee - Instrumentation Specialist in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Specialist in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with world class scientists on cutting edge astronomy projects.
    Co-workers were great.
    Management respected employees.
    Collaborative environment.

    Cons

    There were UVA students.... everywhere. Way too many to feel comfortable. Couldn't go anywhere on campus without running into a UVA student.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks.


  10. "Not a Bad Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Virginia part-time

    Pros

    -Free food from events
    -hours flexibility

    Cons

    -You have 3 strikes until you are fired


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