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Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
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    Choose very carefully the group leader/team you want to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

    I worked at EMBL as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are high (so hard work and strong commitment are expeceted).
    An amazing place to work with scientists from all over the world, making EMBL an amazing multi-culti place to work
    English as a working language
    Your work experience is usually valued outside EMBL and most of the time helps you to move your next position
    Lots of social events
    Overall very friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Despite available training limited career opportunities as Lab technician are possible (as lab technician you join, as lab technician you leave)
    Fixed term contracts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unacceptable and unprofessional behaviors of some group leaders in their way of managing staff occur too often.
    A strong team management training for group leaders (specially the ones without previous people management experience) should be compulsory and a close monitoring should be done by heads of Units and HR

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  2.  

    Viele Möglichkeiten. Arbeit mit wirklich klugen Menschen. Lot of possibilities, working with really smart people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

    I have been working at EMBL full-time (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Man kann mit den führenden Wissenschaftlern auf der Welt netzwerken. Die Finanzierung ist sehr großzügig, daher kann man an vielen Workshops und Konferenzen teilnehmen. Die Atmosphäre ist sehr international und die Leute dort sind allgemein klug.

    You can network with the leading scientists in the world. The funding is very generous, so you can attend a lot of workshops and conferences. The atmosphere is very international and the people there are generally smart.

    Cons

    Der Vorgesetzte entscheidet, was man machen kann. Die Arbeitszeiten sind für einen Wissenschaftler verrückt.

    Your supervisor decides what can you do. The working hours are crazy as a scientist.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Tolles Arbeitsumfeld, hohe wissenschaftliche Qualität, gutes Gehalt, Möglichkeiten an außerberuflichen und sozialen Aktivitäten Great working environment, high scientific quality, good salary, possibilities for additional and social activities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

    I worked at EMBL full-time (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    "- wissenschaftliche Exzellenz
    - relativ flache Hierarchien
    - gutes Gehalt
    - gutes Arbeitsklima
    - Politik der offenen Türen
    - junge Belegschaft
    - hohe Mitarbeiterfluktuation
    - viele Möglichkeiten für gesellschaftliche Aktivitäten jenseits der Arbeit (Seminare/Sport/Musik/Theater/...)
    - tollte Krankenversicherung"

    - scientific excellence
    - relatively flat hierarchies
    - good salary
    - good working atmosphere
    - open door policy
    - young staff
    - high turnover rate
    - lots of possibilities for extracurricular/social activities (extra seminars/sports/music/theater/...)
    - great health insurance

    Cons

    "- geringere Sozialleistungen (Rente/ Arbeitslosenversicherung) als in anderen Beschäftigungssituationen
    - keine Möglichkeit länger als für einen festgelegten Zeitraum zu bleiben (abhängig von der Art der Stellung)"

    - less social security (pension/ unemployment insurance) than in many other employment situations
    - no opportunity to stay for longer than a fixed period (depending on type of position)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "- obwohl es im Vergleich zu anderen Instituten/Firmen schon transparent zugeht, gibt es in dieser Hinsicht noch Raum für Verbesserungen (z.B. Kommunikation bestimmter Beschlüsse oder Entwicklungen/Zukunftspläne etc.)"

    - although there is quite a bit of transparency compared to many other institutes/companies, there is still room for improvement in that regard (e.g. on communicating certain decisions or developments/ future plans etc)

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