Academia Sinica Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible working time, plenty of reseach resources (in 5 reviews)

  • Nice place to shape your professional if you're going to pursue a higher degree in the next few years (in 3 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. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    If you wanna stay here, pls got PHD first, seriously.

    Cons

    Bad management. Some assistant consider themselves as king.

    Advice to Management

    Many PIs are not good managers. They may be good in researching, but management is another profession.


  8. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at Academia Sinica

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work with the best minds in the country and internationally. Welfare good. Cutting equipment.

    Cons

    Highly performance oriented. High pressure. Difficult to make friends with colleges.

    Advice to Management

    Promote a more friendly and human eccentric attitude over employee is good in all aspects.


  9. Assistant Research Fellow

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    Current Employee - Assistant Research Fellow
    Current Employee - Assistant Research Fellow

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A highly resourceful institute where researchers can enjoy intellectual freedom.

    Cons

    Some buildings are very old and need renovation.


  10. research assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academia Sinica

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very positive academic environment! Good for getting publications!

    Cons

    salary is not competitive enough.


  11. phd interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academia Sinica

    Pros

    Good educational environment, good lecturers, good laboratory

    Cons

    Salary too small., too secluded area

    Advice to Management

    Improve on salary



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