Leiden University
4.2 of 5 13 reviews
www.leiden.edu Leiden, Netherlands 1000 to 5000 Employees

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not bad but can be better

PhD Student (Current Employee)
Leiden (Netherlands)

I have been working at Leiden University full-time for more than 3 years

Prosold university with a long histry. some areas are really famous.

Consthere is no campus of the university, so it feels more like a institute rather than an university.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Open, quality university

Researcher (Current Employee)
Leiden (Netherlands)

I have been working at Leiden University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHighest student satisfaction rate in the Netherlands. Rich student life. As a researcher, plenty of interaction opportunities, e.g. in bio-informatics and medicine (Leiden University Medical Center), physics and other exact sciences. Exact science campus surrounded by high-tech companies.

ConsComputer science labs are a bit old, but new campus being built. Relatively little interaction with high-tech companies on same campus. Food and housing can be rather expensive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Satisfied

Student Assistant (Current Employee)
Leiden (Netherlands)

I have been working at Leiden University part-time for less than a year

ProsEasy going environment, not much stress

ConsNot enough social life present

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I studied at Leiden University for four years.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Leiden University

ProsThere are good teachers and good education, and a global approach to education, with a lot of international students and teachers.

Consthere are some organisational difficulties. As a student you sometimes don't get the information you need of it isn't clear enough.

Advice to Senior Managementshare information better and faster.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good work/life balance, competitive salary

Doctoral Student (Former Employee)
Leiden (Netherlands)

I worked at Leiden University full-time for more than 5 years

Pros5 weeks' holiday, everyone speaks English, good career opportunities; great location ; good retirement options; 5-year waive rule for taxes is a great option for foreigners

Consdifficult to integrate socially, lest Dutch is known; but people are still acceptive in general of various ethnic backgrounds; high Dutch taxes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Formative experience

Project Assistant (Current Employee)
Leiden (Netherlands)

I have been working at Leiden University as an intern for less than a year

ProsEven as a intern, I got access to excellent facilities, an office and a good environment. You are generally well treated by everyone and co-workers are happy to help you by answering your questions.

ConsEverybody appears to be minding its own business and when it is time to go home, the town does not offer a lot of amusement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a great experience.

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Leiden (Netherlands)

I worked at Leiden University as an intern for more than a year

ProsIt is a world class university.

ConsThe work schedule is very tight.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management is very professional.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place for PhD candidate in Physics

PhD Candidate In Physics (Current Employee)
Leiden (Netherlands)

I have been working at Leiden University

Pros1) The faculty has a few world-class professors.
2) It also has very good research facilities.
3) PhD candidates get paid.

ConsDutch government is cutting off research funds in all its universities.
Normally, a PhD candidate needs to be a teaching assistant apart from being a researcher. That consumes some time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful and satisfied

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Leiden University

Prostalented people are all around, good communication

Consa little bit boring outside work

Advice to Senior Managementshould take more good care of international people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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