CWI Reviews

Updated February 2, 2015
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  1. Most coworkers enjoy working together as team which is pleasant, constant turnover of management is unpleasant.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Assistant in Queensbury, NY
    Current Employee - Consumer Assistant in Queensbury, NY

    I have been working at CWI full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, dental, paid vacation time are a plus, always extra hours to pick up.

    Cons

    High union dues, weak union, unsanitary working conditions and safety issues are a concern. Career growth within company unavailable.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule biweekly or monthly group meetings for the employees and management to get together and discuss concerns, troubleshoot, and share ideas. Some programs within CWI do this but not all and when they don't it makes the working environment for the consumers assistants very difficult.

  2. many great scientists, smart people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CWI

    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.

  3. Geweldige mensen, geweldige sfeer en een hoop vrijheid Great people, great atmosphere and lot's of freedom

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoraal onderzoeker in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoraal onderzoeker in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at CWI as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Een hoop vrijheid, wat betreft ideeën en wat betreft de invulling van je werkuren. Veel activiteiten met collega's.

    Lot' s of freedom, in terms of ideas, and in terms of filling in your working hours. Lot's of activities with colleagues.

    Cons

    Momenteel geen carrièrebouw mogelijk, er zou meer contact kunnen zijn met het bedrijfsgebied en start-ups.

    No career build-up possible at the moment, could be more connection with industry and start-ups.

    Advice to Management

    Begin een industriële supporteenheid, onafhankelijk van de wetenschappelijke institutie, als een interface tussen bedrijven en CWI. Om te vermijden dat wetenschappelijke onderwerpen weggespoeld worden door industriële problemen en om de ideeën in opkomende velden als big data en encryptie te benutten.

    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.

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  5. Goede plek om onderzoek te doen, maar niet om promovendi te zijn.. Good place to do research, but not be a PhD student.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoraal onderzoeker in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoraal onderzoeker in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at CWI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Engels sprekend, aardige mensen, erg goede bibliotheek

    English speaking, nice people, very good library

    Cons

    Zeer conservatieve
     vaste medewerkers, erg weinig ondersteuning van het ondersteunend personeel

    Very conservative permanent stuff, very less support from support stuff

    Advice to Management

    Concentreer je aandacht op de promovendi, wees open

    Concentrate attention on PhD students, act openly

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