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Virginia State University Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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  1. "Dr."

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Petersburg, VA
    Current Employee - Chemist in Petersburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    An Opportunity University, Excellent, caring professors and staff, great work environment, fantastic students, and best kept secret in the nation

    Cons

    Uninformed and bias outside media.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work! You are on the right tract.


  2. "I love Virginia State!"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment! I enjoyed my time there as a student and volunteer in various organizations. Students have a lot of great opportunities.

    Cons

    I graduated and had to leave. I want to go back.


  3. "review"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Petersburg, VA
    Current Employee - Developer in Petersburg, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great, Challenge, great location, very considerable with projects and advancement within the company

    Cons

    No Cons, no negative information on this company. Very good pros, most positive things within this company


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  5. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookhaven, DeKalb, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookhaven, DeKalb, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Virginia State University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being able to leave class and immediately go work. Developing a better undertanding of how the university worked

    Cons

    The older employees did not really have any desire to work with the students or assisting them

    Advice to Management

    Hire some of the college graduates who can aid in helping breach the gap for more alumni participation and donations


  6. "Network Support Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Network Engineer in Petersburg, VA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Network Engineer in Petersburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment ! Good People

    Cons

    Not to much room for growth and no raises !

    Advice to Management

    GOOD JOB !


  7. "Working on Campus while in School"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Petersburg, VA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Petersburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Virginia State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get to work, Employer is very lenient and I was able to serve my school while earning money. Work was not stressful and easy to perform my role. Meet a lot of friends.

    Cons

    Your peers know where you work.

    Advice to Management

    Consider personal growth


  8. "My undergraduate experience at VSU was a pleasant one. Though at the time much resources weren't available for my major."

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Petersburg, VA
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Petersburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Student body, athletic department, location, STEM fields

    Cons

    Administration possessed archaic views on culture

    Advice to Management

    Value objectivity


  9. "Nice people to work with but not very organized"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk in Ettrick, VA
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Ettrick, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nice people, Good atmosphere, Relaxed

    Cons

    Very disorganized, No communication, No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Help Desk needs leadership and organization. People need to communicate and share information


  10. "It was a fun experience"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Petersburg, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Petersburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It has a good african american community.

    Cons

    The campus need upgrades which hopefully comes soon


  11. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New administration has uplifted morale!

    Cons

    They need to pay adjunct professors more or give them the chance to be a regular professor.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to get feedback


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