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Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. "TA in SEAS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to really learn material that you've "learned" before. Also a great way to build relationships with professors that you might ask for a recommendation later.

    Cons

    As an undergraduate TA, you don't really get many hours and the pay isn't the best

    Advice to Management

    Please do what you can to offer more hours to your undergraduate TAs. Many of them are the best resource for current students as they have recently taken the course. Graduate TAs are great, but your undergraduate TAs are the ones providing the most help to the students.


  2. "Great work Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Virginia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on experience on building your craft.

    Cons

    None that I can say.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Great Place to Work!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at University of Virginia (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Confusing structure, poor work life balance


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  5. "Great University for a Graduate Teaching Assistant!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with top rated faculty, teach smart hard-working students, and be supported by top notch administrative support. Experience the history of Thomas Jefferson's university, one of the oldest and best in the nation. Live in Charlottesville, consistently ranked as one of the happiest places in North America.

    Cons

    The fellowship / salary for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) is too low. It has just been increased from $20,000 to $24,000 a year, which is a good start, but not enough. The full fellowship includes GTAs' tuition remission as graduate students, and health insurance, which puts the full fellowship at around $50,000 value, but the fact remains that with only $24,000 a year in actual funds, GTAs just manage to cover their basic room, board, and textbooks. There is no money left to save for the future, which is important, considering GTAs on average spend 6 years at the University.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the Graduate Teaching Assistants' annual fellowship further up to at least $30,000 a year.


  6. "RA review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor At UVA in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Residential Advisor At UVA in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its great. I have really liked working with everyone in the organization. It has helped me grow in so many ways

    Cons

    sometimes it is hard to get funding for programs, but usually everyone was accommodating and friendly to me which is a great perk

    Advice to Management

    more more more more more moremore more more more more more more more more more more more money please


  7. "UVA 10/10"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly people, accessible and helpful HR

    Cons

    none that I know of

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Program Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Virginia part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing supervisor with great insight and vision! I appreciated the opportunity to grow as an individual with the support and direction of my supervisor.

    Cons

    Parking is a serious challenge for employees. Challenges with program funding were always present. Additional staff were necessary in order to operate the program, but were not hired as a result of financial difficulties.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more individuals who can write grants to find innovative and progressive programs and the staff necessary in order to implement these programs.


  9. "Uva"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    History of higher education excellence. Good benefits

    Cons

    Nepotism, favoritism, definite decline in caring for the well being of their state employees

    Advice to Management

    It's not a corporation, it's an institute of higher learning. Respect long term employees.


  10. "Really depends on the project"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    I have worked for UVA (Curry School of Education) on several different field research projects and some of my experiences have been incredible - communicative supervisors who are willing to listen to feedback and very prompt and constructive in their help and feedback.

    Cons

    The bummer is if the project manager on your assignment isn't great, it really affects your day-to-day job experience. In particular, I've experienced trouble with a supervisor who is not very communicative (often sending assignments at the last minute) and not receptive to feedback from data collectors in the field

    Advice to Management

    Be careful with hiring process and be sure to adequately train new staff in the "UVA way" (excellence).


  11. "Office Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great coworkers, beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Pay raises are tied to the state's supplements to the University budget.


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