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Virginia Tech Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • it is located in a small town far away from big cities which make it a little boring some times (in 35 reviews)

  • bad location, too far way from big cities (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - GTA
    Current Employee - GTA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional Environment here in Virginia Tech

    Cons

    Low salary for the PhD students


  2. "A great opportunity!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Assistant (LA) for CEE 4804 in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Learning Assistant (LA) for CEE 4804 in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Being a learning assistant is a wonderful job to have at Virginia Tech. Some of the pros of this job are:
    - great compensation
    - an opportunity to interact with other learning assistants and students
    - ability to improve your communication skills

    Cons

    The only "con" that I would have is that sometimes meetings are so short that they would have been better served to communicate that information via email. However, then we wouldn't get to meet in person as much!

  3. "Love the Community and Inclusiveness"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive Model, Open to all ethnicities and religions

    Cons

    I dealt with people who for years were allowed to be disrespectful to staff, nothing was done. So I essentially had to step in and stop it.


  4. "Academic Tutor at VT"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexibility with scheduling
    -Easy payment system
    -Easy system for obtaining new students and clocking in/out

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Was not provided with any parking permit or ways to get to the location and so transportation was difficult without risking a parking ticket

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay for tutors; it's not an easy position. Also, maybe provide them with better access to Lane Stadium like a parking pass.


  5. "Stingy with hours and"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff and students are great to work with.

    Cons

    If you are a wage (part-time) employee the university treat you like a second class citizen

    Advice to Management

    Include some of the perks that full time employees received, like have your parking fees deducted monthly instead of having to come up with $300+ all at once and not having the fee prorated.


  6. "Great University"

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

    I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Commitment to Service, Community Feel, Welcoming

    Cons

    Not as diverse a community, State university has a number of limitations for salary


  7. "Math Tutor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Tech part-time

    Pros

    Great way to spend time after classes helping others while brushing up on fundamental skills.

    Cons

    Gets busy especially come exam time, be prepared!

  8. "Good place for work and having a life."

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

    I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, competitive benefits, nice and highly professional co-workers.

    Cons

    Probably it is not about Virginia Tech itself, its location is kind of rural, not a lot of activities nearby can enjoy.


  9. "PhD student on reseach/teaching assistantship"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Activity changes from semester to semester allowing to gain an experience in teaching

    Cons

    health insurance does not cover family members, for them 100% premium should be paid by student


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Virginia Tech full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly environment

    Cons

    Honestly cannot think of anything


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