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Virginia Tech Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2019

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Found 909 reviews

4.3
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88%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Timothy D. Sands
178 Ratings
Pros
  • "The university also has a very tight-knit atmosphere that bleeds into the work environment and makes working more enjoyable(in 56 reviews)

  • "Blacksburg is a great place to work and relax if you like being outdoors(in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • "it good to live small city like Blacksburg(in 48 reviews)

  • "it's a small town, not much fun if you like the city life(in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Great People!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Aide 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Virginia Tech part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed job, easy going people

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of!

    Virginia Tech2019-06-05
  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Usher, Cashier, Box Office Associate in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Tech part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Encouraging bosses who help you learn and grow in your job - Community atmosphere between all coworkers - Flexible hours as long as you provide notice

    Cons

    - The only con is that you can't get that many hours due to how little shifts there are and how many people also want hours, but that comes with any part time position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Virginia Tech2019-06-02
  3. "Good"

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      Former Employee - Server 

      I worked at Virginia Tech part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Easy work, free meal at the end

      Cons

      Gets monotonous after some time

      Virginia Tech2019-06-16
    • "Good coworkers, cultural hierarchy"

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      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Library Assistant 
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Virginia Tech part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Varied work, interesting coworkers, great students

      Cons

      Wage employees are regularly minimized and mistreated financially. Tech depends on a base of wage employees who often work 30 hours/week. The cap exists so they receive almost full time work from us without having to pay benefits, an appropriate salary, give us access to wifi, or even a parking payment system. The result is that you feel very less-than and have to find other work to make up for the lost income and...

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      Virginia Tech2019-06-05
    • "good working experience in west end market"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Student Employee 

      I worked at Virginia Tech part-time

      Pros

      friendly staff, people are willing to teach

      Cons

      can't really think of something

      Virginia Tech2019-05-17
    • "Basic"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - BURSAR 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Pay is good for the hours.

      Cons

      Hours are often too long.

      Virginia Tech2019-05-29
    • "Post graduate job"

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        Current Employee - Post Graduate Researcher in Blacksburg, VA

        I have been working at Virginia Tech part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        research is good, professors are very helpful

        Cons

        pay is not competitive, but you get good experience

        Virginia Tech2019-05-14
      • "Great Time"

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          Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

          I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time

          Pros

          Get paid while earning higher education degree

          Cons

          The pay is minimal, but they do cover cost of tuition

          Virginia Tech2019-05-13
        • "Flexible Hours and Good Starting Pay"

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            Former Employee - Dining Services 

            I worked at Virginia Tech part-time

            Pros

            making your own schedule is very flexible

            Cons

            some upper level management do not understand you are a student first, expect a lot

            Virginia Tech2019-05-27
          • "NA"

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              Current Employee - Research Scientist 

              I have been working at Virginia Tech part-time

              Pros

              Very fast speed place. Enjoyed there

              Cons

              Stressful place sometimes but very nice environment

              Advice to Management

              Good place

              Virginia Tech2019-05-27
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