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Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews

Updated June 16, 2018
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  • "Very good company but very Low pay for the work" (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Student worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    - Campus jobs are convenient for students
    - College of Humanities and Sciences pays its interns well

    Cons

    - Many campus jobs don't offer robust hours


  2. "Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    Work from home as an option

    Cons

    Part time, so does not include insurance or benefits.

  3. "vcu"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time

    Pros

    good location, weather, etc. the community is fast growing

    Cons

    poor research infrastructure. teaching focused


  4. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    It was a good research experience as it gives you an inside scoop in the world of academia research and publishing. Plus your'e doing useful and interesting work, which is more that what I can say of working in industry.

    Cons

    As any other place, your co-workers can make a difference on your day-to-day. So keep a positive attitude and don't let other people get to you.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage students to pursue research interests.


  5. "Graduate Teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture to work ans well as learn.

    Cons

    May get overloaded with work at times


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    "VCUs Employee Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Commonwealth University full-time

    Pros

    The university has great benefits healthcare and vacation benefits. You start out with great vacation time and you accrue hours of leave each pay period.

    Cons

    VCU is a very unique institution. They brand themselves as being “Diverse” and “Inclusive”, but when you become an employee the ideals of the university do not align with some departments. There isn’t any upward mobility or professional growth available for employees. When working for the university, I felt as if I was placed in a box with task that prohibited my professional growth. Being under the supervision of a “micromanager” and working with disgruntled coworkers, coming to work became frustrating and uncomfortable. The capacity of my position did not allow me to network and I felt “trapped” in my position. Departments did not function as a team. The level of gossip and cattiness was unbelievable, especially coming from seasoned professionals.

    Advice to Management

    The university should require Directors and upper management to take diversity training. Directors tend to talk down to their employees which becomes frustrating and uncomfortable.


  7. "Event Coordinator"

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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

    Pros

    Great benefits, inclusive environment, respectful workplace.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough, they require you to be in your office seat 5 days a week, but a new HR plan is being implemented come July which should help this situation.

  8. "Medical Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Medical Records Clerk in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Medical Records Clerk in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Excellent medical service delivery to patients.

    Cons

    Excessive walking to various locations

    Advice to Management

    Have golf carts to assist with getting people to locations


  9. "VCU School of Pharmacy"

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

    I worked at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Lovely colleagues, Overall wonderful experience.

    Cons

    Although the wages are not high, it is fair for the work load


  10. "Great Student Jobs"

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

    I have been working at Virginia Commonwealth University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, good training, good opportunities for pre-work force experience (especially for students)

    Cons

    HR is a bit of a mess right now, competition for hours between students


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