Virginia Tech Reviews
80% would recommend to a friend
(2260 total reviews)
Timothy D. Sands
72% approve of CEO
Found 2,260 of over 2K reviews
Updated Dec 7, 2023
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "Potential to work and learn with great people on exciting projects." (in 164 reviews)
- "Good benefits with 5 weeks of paid" (in 95 reviews)
- "If your professor is good it's generally easy to have flexible hours provided you get your work done." (in 77 reviews)
- "The campus is beautiful and clean" (in 73 reviews)
- "Good work environment for success" (in 57 reviews)
- "Pay is low for some of the more difficult work but can be a lot of downtime" (in 106 reviews)
- "Mart. low salary for research assistance or TA." (in 61 reviews)
- "Awful management and financial considerations all around." (in 35 reviews)
- "Sometimes communication between other offices is difficult." (in 13 reviews)
- "Lack of Diversity" (in 12 reviews)
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- 5.0Dec 4, 2023Graduate Research AssistantFormer Employee
Great opportunity with the ability to learn alot.
he individual professor really determines how your time as a research assistant is going to go.
- 2.0Nov 6, 2023Financial Aid AdvisorFormer Employee, less than 1 yearBlacksburg, VA
Loved the people I worked with. Employee appreciation day was kind of nice. That's about all.
Basically a call center operator in a cubicle. Getting your workload completed simply meant more workload. Grossly underpaid while having "working weekends" added to your schedule. Training was a joke. Managers do little more than plop more emails in your inbox while reading everything outgoing for any typos to fuss at. Did enjoy the hour for lunch so I could sit and cry in my car while looking for other positions to apply to. Don't forget the out of pocket cost for an employee parking permit which was about $300 for 3 months. If you choose to leave the position, they yank your permit with no reimbursement for unused permit coverage as if THEY had purchased permits for their employees. Granted, I didn't need employee parking anymore as I was no longer an employee but why is it suddenly their property to seize when I had to paid for it?
- 4.0Dec 7, 2023Financial AidFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsBlacksburg, VA
Reasonable health insurance and retirement plan. Nice coworkers and students. Beautiful campus.
Parking is expensive and on game days employees must park far away from normal lot even with paid parking pass! Unreasonable expectations, continuous turnover, management in disarray.
- 2.0Nov 20, 2023Dining Services WorkerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearBlacksburg, VA
Easy job to get. If you live in dorms it's close to work.
Dining management cuts costs too frequently. They are extremely stingy with meal tickets, forcing you to use them within 24h and limiting their use to select buildings. Working at D2 means only eating at D2 or Owens, for example. Management is also strict on being late or absent.
- 3.0Sep 20, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
VT has a great group of employees. It is a beautiful place to work. They have finally embraced hybrid and remote opportunities. There's a lot of support from HR and coworkers. Benefits are pretty good.
The downside is leadership. There seems to be a fear of failing and bringing that to leadership. People would rather spend money and try the same old same old instead of saying they screwed up and we need to address things differently. As a result, things take a lot longer to accomplish for more money. Projects go in circles. Consultants and what other schools are doing have more importance than what employees bring to the table. VT wants to be a top 100 research university, and I think it can get there, but you need to get leadership out of the way. Also, faculty and staff are overworked. I cannot tell you how many times people respond to work issues while on vacation or out sick because they don't want to be overwhelmed when they come back to the office.1
- 5.0Nov 9, 2023Graduate Research AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsBlacksburg, VA
I have a great advisor who is caring and supportive. Every faculty and staff is friendly and willing to help you grow as a professional individual.
Blacksburg is a small college town that could be boring to some people, but I like it!
- 5.0Nov 16, 2023Instructional AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearBlacksburg, VA
I got to teach math to students, practice teaching, improve my math
The online situation wasn't as enjoyable as in person
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Virginia Tech has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 2,499 reviews left anonymously by employees. 80% of employees would recommend working at Virginia Tech to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
80% of Virginia Tech employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Virginia Tech 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.