Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2020

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Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao
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  • "low pay compared to job function(in 22 reviews)

  • "There is no cons at this moment(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Marketing 

    I worked at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    All things good here honestly

    Cons

    Nothing that i can think of

  2. "Really great training and amazing professors"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant, HCPR 

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment. Opportunities to publish.

    Cons

    I guess you have to align your interests to your advisor. I was assigned an advisor who I did not choose at application

  3. "VCU is too big to care about its students"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoy the research I'm doing and the people in my laboratory. There are a good amount of extracurricular programs put on by the career center, student affairs, etc.

    Cons

    While the administration likely means well, much of what affects my life and VCU is managed by my department. Unfortuntely, it is run entirely by old white men who what to change nothing and don't believe in equity. It is extremely frustrating to be constantly overlooked, alienated, and undervalued.

  4. "Good for job growth"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time

    Pros

    interesting and helping people in the community

    Cons

    large workload and lots of politics involved

  5. "Excellent"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Caller in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diverse and inclusive culture at work place

    Cons

    no cons at this time

  6. "Great management underneath a bureaucracy"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Library Assistant 

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Hours Lots of time to do homework High Morale

    Cons

    The bosses of our bosses don't value the student workers

  7. "good experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great city benefits are decent as well

    Cons

    moving up is next to impossible

  8. "It's typical of most state universities"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Instructor in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You receive really good health insurance

    Cons

    salary is not very good unless tenured

  9. "Best place to work!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. 6 credits free each semester (fall, spring and summer) 2. Virginia Retirement plan is amazing 3. Community service leave is available 4. Off 2 weeks during the holidays

    Cons

    Parking, I work on the medical campus and finding parking can be tough if you don't want to pay monthly.

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  10. "Great place but understaffed"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Student Manager At VCU USC&A in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Great co-workers Great upper management

    Cons

    Long hours Understaffed almost all the time

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