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A good place for PhD candidate in Physics

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Current Employee - PhD Candidate In Physics  in  Leiden (Netherlands)
Current Employee - PhD Candidate In Physics in Leiden (Netherlands)

I have been working at Leiden University

Pros

1) The faculty has a few world-class professors.
2) It also has very good research facilities.
3) PhD candidates get paid.

Cons

Dutch government is cutting off research funds in all its universities.
Normally, a PhD candidate needs to be a teaching assistant apart from being a researcher. That consumes some time.

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    Wonderful and satisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leiden University

    Pros

    talented people are all around, good communication

    Cons

    a little bit boring outside work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should take more good care of international people

    Recommends
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    Don't stick around for too long, unless you never want to worry about job security

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Leiden (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leiden (Netherlands)

    I worked at Leiden University

    Pros

    If you have a great plan, you can just go for it - get people interested, and you'll have plenty of facilities to make it happen. A great place to gain experience.

    Work/life balance is understood to be very important, to the point that it's generally accepted that private life will often take precedence over work. If you get a permanent contract, it's near impossible to be fired.

    Cons

    Non-scientific staff are generally only motivated to keep everything as it is, they're incredibly scared of change. This stifles innovation of any kind, and energetic, can-do people are drowned in endless meetings and back covering. They usually either leave before they burn out, or forget about whatever ambition they ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people proud to be working at one of the world's best-known universities. Not unfounded arrogance, but show them it's great they can be a part of this. It would make working here so much more enjoyable, too.

    Doesn't Recommend
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