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Virginia Tech Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  • Small town with not many activities except hiking or what is organized by Tech (which is still a nice variety) (in 34 reviews)

  • Kind of be isolated from big cities (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Micro Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Tech part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Friendly, Self-learner, unsupervised, interesting

    Cons

    Busy, weekends, stressful, detail-oriented, training


  2. "Definitely a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Intern in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Communications Intern in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great atmosphere, lovely staff, aligns with my values.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  3. "Welcoming place, striving to reach high quality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Diversity
    - Quality
    - Respect
    - Rules applies strictly

    Cons

    - Supervisors shape your working experience, select yours carefully.
    - Childcare problem, if you are a mom, you will pay a lot for childcare.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe VT needs to consider separate teaching jobs, for not all professors can teach very well, teaching can be a gift or art after all and not everyone is an artist.


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  5. "Just okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 1500 Wage Temp
    Former Employee - 1500 Wage Temp
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of paid time off

    Cons

    Questionable management practices - not adhering to safety policies.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more aware of policies and safety issues.


  6. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Tech part-time

    Pros

    Many resources, helpful people

    Cons

    Small town, undergrad research is often inconclusive


  7. "Wonderful experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Blacksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    - wonderful students to teach
    - great work-life balance

    Cons

    - not close to any city


  8. "Undergraduate Research Assistant with InnovATE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy job, can make it look great on a resume, nice people, nice office.

    Cons

    Badly organized, you complete tasks that your management a) doesn't want to do or b) doesn't have time to do.


  9. "Program Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Tech part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diversity Training, Access to research

    Cons

    Bias towards hiring former students over older people with experience


  10. "Excellent employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working environment; flexible working hours; nice people; library has plenty of books and you can get best support from librarians

    Cons

    Limited parking spaces; more males than females; you will not like it if you are a party person; public transportation is inconvenient

    Advice to Management

    No


  11. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    It is really a great workplace for every nature lover.

    Cons

    There are not big buildings around here like NY.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping doing the great work. :-)



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