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Updated December 11, 2018
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  • "You feel like you're in the middle of no-where with the exception of the small town, Christiansburg" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Blacksburg is far from big cities" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "PhD GRA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Tech part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Getting paid to pursue an advanced degree.

    Cons

    PhD's are hard. You must had a deep appreciation for your field to finish.


  2. "Excellent place to live and work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Safe and convenient workplace and safe college town to live in and raise kids

    Cons

    Relatively far from from attractions, although only 4.5 hrs from DC.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Great program, great advisor. The funding is enough for PhD program.

    Cons

    The office facility in some building is very old, no AC, so it would be suffering in hot days in summer.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours, benefits, advancement opportunities, food

    Cons

    No cons that I can remember


  5. "Dining Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Tech part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and clean work environment

    Cons

    Severely understaffed and very little breaks


  6. "Event Planning Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Event Planning Specialist in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Event Planning Specialist in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Greta work environment and culture

    Cons

    Little growth opportunities for student employees

    Advice to Management

    empower employees


  7. "Good place to study"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Very beautiful and safe place

    Cons

    Not much to do on weekends

  8. "A good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues. Close community. Impressive science.

    Cons

    Social life was a bit slow.


  9. "Graphic Designer for TLOS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Tech part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting people to work with and the hours were flexible

    Cons

    Graphic projects can be monotonous and corporate style.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to more creative graphics


  10. "Project Associate"

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    Former Employee - Project Associate in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Tech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. My particular boss never enforced a strict schedule and he encouraged me to not work more than I had to. The university also has a very tight-knit atmosphere that bleeds into the work environment and makes working more enjoyable. Since I worked for a small research group I feel like I had a lot of chances to take on more responsibility and grow professionally.

    Cons

    Lower than average compensation, but that is to be expected in a low cost of living area like Blacksburg. As an employee at VT I worked as a kind of contractor for state agencies. I think there is not as much recognition for that extension side of the university as there is for the research/academia side of the university.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more growth and promotional opportunities for non-tenure track faculty/staff.