Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2021

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3.9
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68%
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Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao
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Pros
  • "VCU offers great benefits and work/life balance(in 35 reviews)

  • "VCU is a pretty decent university with good benefits(in 28 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Really low pay, but everything else is good(in 29 reviews)

  • "low salaries and the richmond city is not very active(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good benefits. Take advantage of tuition waivers.

      Jun 10, 2021 - Copywriter in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      While working as an employee of VCU, you can earn degrees and improve your marketability as a professional in any subject you are interested in.

      Cons

      Not a lot of incentive to go above-and-beyond basic job responsibilities.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great College Job!

      Jun 17, 2021 - Group Exercise Instructor 
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule Friendly coworkers Overall, good environment

      Cons

      I had a great experience working here

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to be

      Jun 16, 2021 - Associate Professor in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Great location, diversity focus, creativity.

      Cons

      Unequal compensation , open enrollment (lower GPA students).

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good place

      Jun 16, 2021 - IT Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learning options and work scope

      Cons

      No promotion and managers don't know what you do.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Nice Place

      Jun 15, 2021 - Research Assistant in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Very nice place to work

      Cons

      Sometime the work load can be crazy

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Alright for student work

      Jun 8, 2021 - Assistant Graphic Designer 
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      Pros

      Flexible hours, very short commute time, good for experience

      Cons

      Pay is just fine, not much in terms of advancement

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place for a researcher

      Jun 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      funded research with great professors to work with

      Cons

      resources are reasonable but choose your Pi carefully

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Jun 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The benefits are good. Lots of vacation time.

      Cons

      Low pay and the bureaucracy is frustrating

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A big art school

      May 27, 2021 - Design Director in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Good opportunities for motivated, flexible people. Easy to live in RVA Excellent environment of honesty and engagement Very pro on gender/race/social justice issues

      Cons

      BIG school, so change happens, but slowly You have to DIY your big idea BIG, so you can get a little lost if you don't put yourself out there

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      Jun 7, 2021 - Associate Dean in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Many opportunities for advancement within VCU

      Cons

      Parking in a downtown environment

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