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Updated Sep 26, 2022

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3.9
77%
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69%
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "The benefits are great and they do a good job of making sure you know what those entail(in 87 reviews)
  • "Tech people are great and very efficient to fix problems in time.(in 58 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours based on your availability(in 35 reviews)
  • "Great coworkers and very flexible when scheduling hours.(in 26 reviews)
  • "Dept staff are great for support(in 20 reviews)
Cons
  • "The pay is low and they refuse to do cost of living or merit raises.(in 83 reviews)
  • "low salaries and the richmond city is not very active(in 38 reviews)
  • "Parking is expensive and far away (although they provide a bus service and free city bus pass)(in 34 reviews)
  • "Management is poor and out of date as well as unskilled in people management as a whole(in 26 reviews)
  • "Senior leadership on the health sciences campus is failing(in 10 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Work environment

    Jul 19, 2022 - Facility Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Everybody works well together and the pro staff are very flexible and caring easy to get shifts picked up and to pick up shifts Not a demanding job

    Cons

    not many hours because so many workers

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    VCU talks a big game, but doesn't consistently follow through

    Sep 19, 2022 - Associate Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Overall, the department that I work in, has a warm, collaborative culture. I believe the people around me are committed to helping others advance in life by earning one's degree.

    Cons

    Political and hierarchical structure. Large, complicated bureaucracy. Compensation on the administrative level is often below industry standards.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Sep 26, 2022 - Staff Biologist in Richmond, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    good people and good weather good living

    Cons

    not good benefit from school, contract directly with PIs

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great team, okay pay.

    Sep 13, 2022 - Facility Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The community around the VCU Recreational Sports department was phenomenal. I felt really supported by my managers and supervisors. Hours and scheduling were pretty flexible and worked well around my class schedule.

    Cons

    The pay was just alright. But for the pros of the job and ease of scheduling, it was a great part time gig during college.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work

    Sep 21, 2022 - Head of Desktop Operations 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work/life balance Close relationships with colleagues Busy but realistic expectations

    Cons

    Pay isn’t up to others in the area

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Sep 18, 2022 - Health Educator in Richmond, VA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment with team

    Cons

    Higher ups outside the department don't understand day-to-day because they are disconnected from students

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great Atmosphere

    Sep 15, 2022 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Supportive environment; everyone lives by the values internally and externally

    Cons

    Pay could be better (common problems for any public institution)

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good people, good job

    Sep 11, 2022 - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Diverse and Creative energy Management open to honest conversations

    Cons

    Often times not a lot of clear lines mapped out for specific roles- lots of overlapping responsibilities Lack of clear line of hierarchy

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Graduate Research Asisstant

    Sep 14, 2022 - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Experience, Growth, Teamwork, Flexibility, hand on experience

    Cons

    Pay, Time consuming, Repetitive. Otherwise it is worth it.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place to work but pay could be better

    Sep 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Good working environment and nice supervisors

    Cons

    Low pay but not terrible

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Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews FAQs

Virginia Commonwealth University has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 1,209 reviews left anonymously by employees. 77% of employees would recommend working at Virginia Commonwealth University to a friend and 52% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Virginia Commonwealth University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Virginia Commonwealth University. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

77% of Virginia Commonwealth University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Virginia Commonwealth University 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Virginia Commonwealth University to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be management, compensation.

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