Ben-Gurion University Reviews

Updated May 11, 2015
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  1. electro-optics lab

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ben-Gurion University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A good place to work , great people , have learnd alot .

    Cons

    Salary is low in compare to the market


  2. Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)

    I worked at Ben-Gurion University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and a very relaxed environment to work at.

    Cons

    Low salary and lots of wasted time on Bureaucracy.


  3. Researcher and teaching assistant

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)

    I have been working at Ben-Gurion University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ideal for a Master's student.
    Not many hours, flexible and not too much time consuming.

    Cons

    Very hard to find a teaching class according to your specific expertise..

    Advice to Management

    divide the teaching classes in a more logical way. (Current handled by the professors of the courses which gives their own student to be the teachers of their classes...)


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  5. very good and interesting place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ben-Gurion University

    Pros

    flexiblr hours can work any time

    Cons

    higher salaries ouside the university


  6. A student friendly envionment

    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)

    I have been working at Ben-Gurion University part-time

    Pros

    Faculty, student organisations, city life, free swimming pool

    Cons

    Low salary, hot in the summer (the desert roasts you for 3/4 of the year at around a sizzling 40C),


  7. Place torn and corrupted by unions

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)

    I worked at Ben-Gurion University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    the pen falls out of your hand at 16:00
    you can hear tons of gossip and share a lot of recipes
    you can have like 10 kids
    your salary is growing even if you do zero effort
    after you get your "kviut" you can show up to work drunk, spit at your boss, moon the students with no visible consequences
    you can have 10 meals a day and become bubble shooter champion

    Cons

    the pros irrelevant if you are temp worker
    untill the old lizards die you will never have "kviut"
    you and your coworkers won't really care about your job
    entry salary=peanuts, old lizard salary 20K per month
    your coworkers are boring, depressed middleaged women (lizards)

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the union


  8. Build your career opportunities here!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant

    I have been working at Ben-Gurion University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    perfect place to develop teaching and research skills

    Cons

    minor industry involvement, low salary


  9. Periphery as Academic Center

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Beersheba (Israel)
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Beersheba (Israel)

    I worked at Ben-Gurion University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    attempt to produce alternative even cutting edge research in comparison to more established universities in the center of the country. Socially isolated by national standards induces faculty members to live near the campus and socialize.

    Cons

    many departments begin with enthusiastic faculty members but over time become tired of generating a dynamic academic community and sharing research projects, to the point that within five years they become complacent, only interested in securing tenure. With few exceptions.

    Advice to Management

    find out how much personal politics affects tenure process


  10. BGU is a great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Translator and English Editor in Beersheba (Israel)
    Current Employee - Translator and English Editor in Beersheba (Israel)

    I have been working at Ben-Gurion University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, shorter working hours for mothers, excellent number of holidays and sick days.

    Cons

    Job grading badly needs to be overhauled.


  11. Academic freedom

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    Current Employee - MSC Student
    Current Employee - MSC Student

    I have been working at Ben-Gurion University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Flexible Timetable
    -University degree with a salary
    -Favorable environment

    Cons

    - The salary is lower than in industry



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