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Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews

Updated February 6, 2019
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  • "low pay and no option for growth" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Embedded in bureaucracy and commercial development Little to no room for growth" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to study and work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good people and coworkers.

    Cons

    None really, maybe the medium pay.


  2. "work"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Tutor in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    convenient and flexible hours are nice

    Cons

    childish treatment of employees is unfortunate

    Advice to Management

    we are adults

  3. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time

    Pros

    Good resources for research
    Undergraduate diversity

    Cons

    health insurance benefits for family coverage


  4. "It ain't the best, but it ain't bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, enjoy work with students, diverse

    Cons

    Struggle to move forward and up


  5. "..."

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

    I worked at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    I loved working at VCU!

    Cons

    There are not cons to write about.

    Advice to Management

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  6. "Nothing but good experiences!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Lecturer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Lecturer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everything was always very organized, but not too rigid.

    Cons

    The only downside was that work-life balance becomes difficult when the work piles up.


  7. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time

    Pros

    the benefits are the best

    Cons

    parking is awful at $50 a paycheck

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees

  8. "Great school and city to do graduate degree"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The city itself, Richmond, is a fantastic place to be a young professional. There are tons of hard-working and energetic people, plenty of opportunities, and a great lifestyle. VCU is very diverse and an interesting place for cultural exchange.

    Cons

    The sports teams and "tradiational" university aspects are somewhat lacking.


  9. "Summer Intensive Counselor Position Review"

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    Current Employee - VCUarts Pre-College Summer Intensive Counselor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - VCUarts Pre-College Summer Intensive Counselor in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a student, working for VCU was relatively easy since I already knew where a lot of on-campus services were located and navigating the city became second nature. Promoting the college as a current student has been a natural part of the job, and I always give my honest impression of what attending VCU is like and how the city of Richmond interacts with the campus.

    Cons

    Working for VCU means that I usually work with younger high school age people and their families, so there can be days where the job gets to be a little repetitive and draining; Especially since the atmosphere is very academic and most prospective students want to secure a spot in a good school, so there's an added layer of pressure being brought into the conversation.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the expectations of prospective students and parents while also respecting/upholding those who work and deal with those clients.


  10. "Administrative Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    great benefits, flexible schedule, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Department didn't have room for growth. Paid parking.