ETH Zurich Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella
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Pros
  • b) Very good salary as a PhD student in comparison to other unis in other countries (in 12 reviews)

  • a) Very good working environment (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Zurich is really expensive and it is hard to find an apartment at reasonable price (in 6 reviews)

  • rich is the second most expensive city in the world (in 5 reviews)

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  1. ETHz

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ETH Zurich full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good pay, famous university, rich country

    Cons

    expensive life in Zurich, German speaker friendly


  2. PhD Studies at ETH ZÜrich

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Perfect environment for all fields of science. Competitive salaries compared to the rest of the world.

    Cons

    Almost none. It maybe takes some time to warm up with Zürich.


  3. Good place for research

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ETH Zurich (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible working hours, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, limited possibility of choosing a project.


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  5. PhD Student review (electrical engineering)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ETH Zurich

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely good employer, many benefits (supports train tickets ("halbtax"), vaccines, etc.), very generous funding of research, trips to conferences always paid, no questions asked, etc.

    Cons

    i cannot think of any big cons working here as a phd student, its amazing. maybe ETH is not as well known as MIT or stanford in the states within public companies, but in academia it has similar prestige. the allumni network could be better organzied/more active.

    Advice to Management

    keept things as they are!!!! get the allumni network going!!! that's one of the biggest differences to ivy league univiersities...


  6. PhD Position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ETH Zurich

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good job perspective; challenging environment; interesting and diverse projects

    Cons

    research has a degree of risk if it doesn't come through; seem like tight to a project


  7. PHD student at ETH Zurich

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working with smart people, great facilities, probably best PhD salary worldwide, good opportunities for further education, international environment

    Cons

    Limited development possible within company


  8. Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at ETH Zurich part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The application process is very easy and quick. The salary is fair. It was a good experience to work there.

    Cons

    One has to attend some unnecessary meetings.


  9. Excellent University

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    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Researcher in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Researcher in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ETH Zurich as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great research environment, brilliant students, supportive staff

    Cons

    Can't think of any, it's a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Carry on


  10. PhD student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at ETH Zurich full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very challenging and inspiring place of work

    Cons

    COuld be a high pressure working enviroment


  11. Postdoctoral fellow

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ETH Zurich

    Pros

    top-ranking university, good funding availability, good work conditions

    Cons

    very high competition for permanent positions



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