Pros – This company cares about its employees and puts safety first.
Cons – Jobs are usually contracts awarded to CWI. They take over old buildings and almost never spend contract money to improve offices, therefore they are old, broken, and smelly.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Lot' s of freedom, in terms of ideas, and in terms of filling in your working hours. Lot's of activities with colleagues.
Cons – No career build-up possible at the moment, could be more connection with industry and start-ups.
Advice to Senior Management – Set up an industrial support unit, separate from the scientific institute, as an interface between companies and CWI. To prevent scientific topics from being washed away by industrial issues and to capitalise on ideas in emerging fields such as big data and encryption.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – English speaking, nice people, very good library
Cons – Very conservative permanent stuff, very less support from support stuff
Advice to Senior Management – Concentrate attention on PhD students, act openly
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – There are many great scientists in mathematics and computer science working in the building. It's a good place to have research experience with.
Cons – Due to the economic situation, it's not likely to get a long term position there as a young researcher.