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Updated Jul 28, 2021

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4.4
88%
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85%
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Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands (no image)
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339 Ratings
Pros
  • "Collaborative work environment and great facilities(in 76 reviews)

  • "Blacksburg has a small town feel and is very family-friendly(in 52 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Blacksburg is far from an airport(in 54 reviews)

  • "Rent is high comparing to other small town(in 49 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Awesome place to work

      Jul 26, 2021 - Personal Trainer in Blacksburg, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The management team is organized, empathetic, and they truly care about you as an individual. They help build your confidence as an employee and have a team-centered approach, allowing the employee to never feel alone.

      Cons

      I really enjoyed my time as a personal trainer for Virginia Tech Recreational Sports and do not have any cons.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience in the field

      Jul 28, 2021 - Communications Specialist in Blacksburg, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Awesome benefits - Friendly community and beautiful campus - Great experience in the field

      Cons

      - Low paying salary - Need to shell out an additional $300+ a year for parking - Blacksburg is a college city, which means it's always busting with college students

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Experience

      Jul 20, 2021 - Undergraduate Student Researcher in Blacksburg, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Worked on Hume center and Space@VT research projects. Gave the opportunity to learn much more than any class could have taught me.

      Cons

      There could be better access to mentors during the projects. Sometimes the student can feel lost working on the project.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      so far so good

      Jul 23, 2021 - Student Lab Technician in Blacksburg, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Plenty of opportunities to gain experience and try leadership positions

      Cons

      Irregular hours can make things inconvenient from time to time

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Graduate program at VT

      Jul 21, 2021 - Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      resources, collaboration, transparency, cooperation, leadership

      Cons

      easy to get caught up in pressure cycle of R1

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      GREAT

      Jul 22, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Beautiful and diverse place. enjoy working here.

      Cons

      Located far from big cities/airports

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jul 21, 2021 - Project Manager in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment for success

      Cons

      Sometimes difficult to get a clear evaluation

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good part time job

      Jul 26, 2021 - Food Prep%2C Cook%2C Server%2C Cashier in Blacksburg, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I work at the dining center. Coworker is nice. It is a little bit busy, so time does go by fast.

      Cons

      Very busy. Ehen it is down time, you get transferred to other unit that is busy.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A nurturing environment

      Jul 27, 2021 - DevOps Lead in Blacksburg, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent healthcare Annual hours Holidays Committed employees World-class intelligent people for advice

      Cons

      Less than average salary Stressful Difficult parking arrangements

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Positive

      Jul 24, 2021 - Resident Advisor (RA) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great compensation, thorough and ongoing training that helped me in my position, built a solid network with amazing coworkers

      Cons

      The position was definitely not for me, but there was no way out of it without major consequences. Didn't make hourly minimum wage.

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