IMEC (Belgium)

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Very good place to do research

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Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Leuven (Belgium)
Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Leuven (Belgium)

I have been working at IMEC (Belgium) full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Nice people. High technology. Good infrastructure.

Cons

Payment is moderate. Promotion is very limited.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Ph.D. student in imec

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    Former Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Leuven (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Phd Student Researcher in Leuven (Belgium)

    I worked at IMEC (Belgium) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ph.D. students usually work on those exploratory topics while regular employees work on development projects for industrial partners. A good reputation in the community is definitely the advantage of imec, particularly in the CMOS community. Also the broad industrial network gives a better career prospect.

    Cons

    The guidance from supervisors can vary significantly. Some are good at advising Ph.D. students while some do not really care. In the latter case, one has to have the ability to carry out research independently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a balance between research and development. Or put in a different way, long-term and short-term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very badly managed institute, no care taken for keeping talent

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    Current Employee - Senior Researcher
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher

    I have been working at IMEC (Belgium) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work can be interesting and is often that is the reason many people stay in Imec. The availability of cutting edge cleanroom tools is rather rare for a research institute.

    Cons

    Imec upper management zigzags through decisions without a clear roadmap and reasoning for taking them. There is very often shuffling of the teams and departments, resulting in chaos and constant frustration. The upper management does not care for the researchers and the talent team, and their career development.

    Decisions to stop projects and even fire the people are taken without good justification and even a clear explanation. As a result, after a while the talented people leave or kicked out and you are left with a group of people that keep protecting each other with personal relations, with no regard for their accomplishments and potential.

    If you are at all thinking of longer term career development, stay away...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a clear vision and roadmap. Then identify the people that can get you there, and keep them happy. After all, the research talent is all there is for Imec, without which you are doomed...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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