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Updated September 18, 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 33 reviews)

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  1. "Great Rec Sports employment program"

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

    I have been working at Virginia Tech part-time

    Pros

    It's nice to promote a healthy lifestyle and supervise young athletes

    Cons

    Night/weekend shifts sometimes get annoying for student employees


  2. "Good Research Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Tech part-time

    Pros

    Good research assistant position in the machine learning area

    Cons

    working environment is not good enough

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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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 Benefits!! GREAT people!! Really good community feel.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult depending which department you are in


  4. "Historian"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, chance for self-development.

    Cons

    Raises are slight, parking is horrible.


  5. "Lack of emphasis on professional growth, do not work here."

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    Former Employee - Development Associate in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Development Associate in Blacksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    State job, good time off and benefits

    Cons

    No investment in professional development
    Managers who have never studied management
    Wages lower than national averages
    Vindictive managers

    Advice to Management

    Put some investment into young talent, help them to grow professionally. Stop standing behind managers who are incompetent and create a hostile work environment. Do the right thing, not the easy thing.


  6. "faculty research associate"

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

    I worked at Virginia Tech part-time

    Pros

    lot of research independence, intellectual work environment, high-impact research projects, adds good experience

    Cons

    research project dependent duration, moderate payscale


  7. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Tech (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Work with great people
    - Pays tuition
    - Beautiful Area

    Cons

    There are some cons related to working in academia, but they are not unique to Virginia Tech

  8. "??????"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small town, very nice place

    Cons

    less working opportunities, not recommened


  9. "Amazing place to be as a researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Amazing place to perform research in cross- and inter-disciplinary fields

    2. Blacksburg is a very affordable place with very safe neighborhoods

    Cons

    1. Traveling to any other part of the country by air is super expensive

    2. Food options are limited

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Typical Higher Ed Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and plenty of employees. The university is large enough that you're always learning about new positions or departments.

    Cons

    Like most higher ed, everything runs super slowly in every way. It's irritating, but there's not much you can do about it.


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