Ben-Gurion University

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Ben-Gurion University Reviews

Updated April 1, 2014
Updated April 1, 2014
21 Reviews

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  1.  

    A student friendly envionment

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

    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),

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    highly motivated, ambitious and diligent students

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

    Pros

    open, liberal climate allowing to everybody to express oneself

    Cons

    far away from center of the country

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Place torn and corrupted by unions

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Beersheba (Israel)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the union

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Periphery as Academic Center

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Beersheba (Israel)
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Beersheba (Israel)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    find out how much personal politics affects tenure process

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Build your career opportunities here!

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant

    Pros

    perfect place to develop teaching and research skills

    Cons

    minor industry involvement, low salary

  7.  

    Fun academic atmosphere, Sometimes too much work for a small fee

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

    Pros

    Nice to work with students. Fun courses.

    Cons

    Too much exams to check.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good place for undergraduate and graduate studies.

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Beersheba (Israel)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Beersheba (Israel)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, but that depends mainly on the specific lab you'll end up in.

    Cons

    No major ones. Salary is a bit low, but not worse than other local universities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    BGU is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Translator and English Editor  in  Beersheba (Israel)
    Current Employee - Translator and English Editor in Beersheba (Israel)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Job grading badly needs to be overhauled.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Academic freedom

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    Current Employee - MSC Student
    Current Employee - MSC Student

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - The salary is lower than in industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good atmosphere, challenging work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant  in  Beersheba (Israel)
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and co-workers
    Good facilities
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Sometimes too demanding, depending on the course

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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