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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Reviews

Overall Satisfaction
3.4 out of 5
Ratings
Appreciation
3.3
Company Outlook
3.8
Fair Pay
2.1
Learning and Development
3.6
Experience As A Faculty Member In The VCU School Of Medicine.
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Richmond:
Pros: Although VCU is not a top tier university, it has a number of top tier groups and/or departments. I am a faculty member in one of these (a stand-alone research institute) and collaborate actively with another (a basic science department in the medical school. As a result, my grant funding and research profile are substantially better than the average for the university or the school of medicine as a whole. I work in the area I am most fascinated by (one where the patient population are decidedly underserved, and one where, although challenging in the extreme, there is substantial progress to be made and even minor progress may impact the lives of patients directly. Richmond is a small city lacking much of what I love about big cities (I lived for a combined total of more than 20 years in New York and London), it is much more affordable than larger cities and is a very safe and easy place to have children, unlike large metropolitan areas.
Cons: 1. Metastatic administration with constantly increasing amount of required oversight and paperwork that (to my cynical eye) has little impact on quality or performance. 2. Virginia has an extremely slow-moving culture. As a result of this, state institutions lag far behind my perception of those in other states that seem better prepared to deal with the challenges of 21st century biomedical research. This is an issue of major importance because VCU is a state (properly commonwealth) institution subject to an additional layer of state level rules and bureaucracy. Much of this seems to be out of date and inappropriate for the needs of a contemporary university. 3. Poor planning: funds are regularly made available for the acquisition of equipment without recognizing that skilled technicians and faculty are required to make these investments pay off. 4. Rules governing expenditure of grant dollars make the university less competitive than it should be.
Very good.
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Richmond:
Pros: I like the students, and the flexibility.
Cons: They hire people without graduate degrees who are not qualified to lead various areas within the field. There is a lot of favoritism among various Deans to bypass people who are very good and loyal employees and offer opportunities to faculty who are not qualified to be promoted.
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About Virginia Commonwealth University

Address: Richmond, Virginia
Industries: Higher Education, Life Science, Universities
Founded on: January 1st, 1838
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Years of Experience

Entry Level
2.7%
Early Career
35.4%
Mid Career
24.5%
Late Career
14.3%
Experienced
23.1%
This data is based on 147 survey responses.

Gender Breakdown

Female
66.9%
Avg. Salary: $34k - $90k
Male
32.2%
Avg. Salary: $36k - $86k
This data is based on 121 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

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