Academia Sinica Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Pros
  • It is a good place for research (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible working enviorement can have balance between life and work (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lower salary than industry company (in 5 reviews)

  • Lower average salary than industry (in 3 reviews)

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  1. A resourceful and intellectual-rich working environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academia Sinica

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Labs are well-funded. Various collaborations among labs speed up the progress of research. Average salary is higher than R.A. paid by Ministry of Science& Technology.

    Cons

    Extended working hours which happens in most of R.A. position.

  2. Research assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academia Sinica

    Pros

    Flexible working time, plenty of reseach resources

    Cons

    Lower salary than industry company

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary

  3. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academia Sinica

    Pros

    have time to learn new stuff

    Cons

    less salary than other companies

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  5. PhD student in institute of molecular biology

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academia Sinica

    Pros

    Great facility and support, relatively good pay than other universities

    Cons

    whole sinica is located in a desserted place

  6. I learned a lot from Academia Sinica both mentally and academically.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Academia Sinica

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    1. My boss is a Nobel Prize winner, and I can learn lot of things from him
    2. My colleague are also exceptional.

    Cons

    1. Because we're doing some experiments about laser, we can see the daylight. It'll make me a little blue. That's it.

  7. Assistant Research Fellow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Academia Sinica full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits, freedom of doing independent research, intramural fund support

    Cons

    rigid and out-of-date policy, low salary

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible

  8. Academia Sinica Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed, flexible, tons of leaves

    Cons

    Low salary, fixed bonus, salary figure is completed regulated by policy, cannot be negotiated

  9. Great working atmosphere and environment.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Academia Sinica full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive
    a lot of chance to meet good researchers.

    Cons

    Food around the area was generally bad.

  10. Student Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Student Research Assistant in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Student Research Assistant in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Academia Sinica part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent research environment with abundant equipments and co-operative team. Flexible working schedule leading to excellent work-life balance. A lot of seminars going on everyday, which is a good source for research inspiration.

    Cons

    Compensation was only enough for living in Taipei. Also, the location is remote, far from downtown Taipei. Lunch option is limited and long transportation time.

  11. highly dependent on your boss

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Academia Sinica full-time (less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    it would be really great if you work on a good project with a good supervisor, you get the knowledge and some contacts on your professional field

    Cons

    be careful with the projects, make sure if it's more academic or practical one you wanna do

    Advice to Management

    the salary is clear underated considering most of hired are from top taiwanese unis

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