FilterRoanoke, VA Area
I have been working at Virginia Tech (More than a year)
Many different peoples from many different walks of life. This makes for an enriching atmosphere working alongside those from southwest Virginia and also the students from the more urban centers of Virginia. Working for an organization that caters to 20-somethings can bring about a pretty enjoyable day. I personally worked in Dining Services for the university which meant interacting with the students day in and day out. VTs has some of the best food in the country which brings great customer satisfaction which makes life as a server quite the breeze.
The employee turnover rate that comes with working at a university makes for very difficult scheduling on both managements part and on those salary workers who have a bit more vested in the university as an employee. This makes for a bit of tension between the employed students and full-time workers. This tension can at times layout the atmosphere of the day. (As full time workers still have to drive in hellacious snowstorms while students who live a quarter of a mile away don't want to make the 5 minute trek to work that day.)
Advice to Management
Management has an issue of spending money on ill-advised investments; namely in the dining halls. Ie. Blowing several thousand on blenders and upgrading to decorative cold wells, while there are much more incentivizing investments.
I have been working at Virginia Tech part-time (More than a year)
They are a great company to work for and will really support their employees. They have high standards and will help you achieve them.
Some of the cons include being employed by such a huge university or brand. It can make one feel like just a number not a person.
Advice to Management
I do not have any advice for management because I have only had positive experiences with management. Maybe to have more ways to create employee rewards
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