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Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews

Updated September 9, 2018
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  • "low pay and no option for growth" (in 18 reviews)

  • "never got a raise, no room for growth" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "7 years postdoctoral training in VCU"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a good place to live.

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities in Richmond, VA.


  2. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work! Great people. Great learning environment

    Cons

    No cons for me. overall a good experience

  3. "Special Project Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    friendly co workers and good hours

    Cons

    low pay and no option for growth


  4. "instructor"

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

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time

    Pros

    It's a good place to live.

    Cons

    Small city. Not too much opportunities.


  5. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I like the steady pace of the work with the constant change in scenery.

    Cons

    Not very interested in teamwork and can be a little cutthroat to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to get to know you and their teammates in a less formal setting. The setting at work is too stiff to really see personalities and learn about people, including management.


  6. "Resident Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They truly care about their residents.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the nights can be long when you’re on call.


  7. "Network Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    Work in your own environment, great co-workers, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Must be willing to work when boss asked you to come

  8. "VCU is a good place to work, but lots of red tape! I retired in 2014, after 11 years ."

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It can work like living in a big city--you develop your own "neighborhood" of departments you need to work with, and the rest just doesn't affect you.

    Cons

    It's like dealing with the government....things must be done in a certain way, usually including many forms, and no exceptions. If you're at MCV campus, parking is the other BIG issue.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how something will work before you foist it off on 20K employees!


  9. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Hours
    - Interesting faculty and staff
    - Opportunity to engage with inspiring student activities

    Cons

    - Pay raises are very infrequent or nonexistent, even for faculty and staff that have dedicated years to their job
    - Older office buildings in need of repair


  10. "Service attendant at gym"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great university to work for

    Cons

    Pay wasn’t what i expected


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