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West Virginia University Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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West Virginia University CEO E. Gordon Gee
E. Gordon Gee
134 Ratings
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  • "Very low pay compared with other universities for graduate school(in 21 reviews)

  • "Small town; Bad traffic; Lack of proper public transportation(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Competitive market"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at West Virginia University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hands-on experience in the automotive and emissions field. Very helpful coworkers and nice labs and equipment.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are long hours

    West Virginia University2019-08-06
  2. "Student employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at West Virginia University part-time

    Pros

    -on campus, low stress, flexible

    Cons

    -none maybe pay but its a student job so

    West Virginia University2019-09-12
  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate 

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time

    Pros

    You knew where you stood

    Cons

    NO pay increases for good performance reviews

    West Virginia University2019-09-08
  4. "Graduate assistant for the wvu graduate residential education"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Morgantown, WV

    I worked at West Virginia University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people , the work is easy and tuition waiver is included

    Cons

    Yet to find one because it is a good offer

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more international students (increase diversity)

    West Virginia University2019-09-05
  5. "Old School Management - High Turnover"

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    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Leave and Sick time.

    Cons

    Very old school management approach. Agrees to work from home in job negotiations and then reneges once you start.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to stop losing talent, you have to be willing evolve with the times.

    West Virginia University2019-09-04
  6. "Great place to learn and work as a research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at West Virginia University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really helpful professor! Taught me a lot about the research he was doing. Had the opportunity to go out for field work

    Cons

    Nothing much really. It was only a part time job so there wasnt anyhting to complain about

    West Virginia University2019-08-01
  7. "Nice place"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I have been working at West Virginia University part-time

    Pros

    Nice gym facilities. A peaceful little city with low living expense cost.

    Cons

    It's way too complex to apply for a parking permit for students.

    West Virginia University2019-08-14
  8. "Great place to jump-start a career"

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Morgantown, WV
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone in the office is motivated and works well together and there's a real sense of making a difference in the WVU community.

    Cons

    Since the team is so small, the workload can get a bit overwhelming.

    West Virginia University2019-07-30
  9. "Great for research"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time

    Pros

    R1 institution, great peopl, lots of resources

    Cons

    Limited parking, not a lot jobs outside the university for spousal hire

    West Virginia University2019-07-26
  10. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at West Virginia University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Pay is higher than other universities Lots of holidays and PTO Laid back environment

    Cons

    Don't get paid overtime for extra hours worked. Employee tardiness is not monitored Pay is not great, Pay at Mylan or similar pharmaceutical companies is better

    West Virginia University2019-07-19
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