Utrecht University

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good salary but no funds for research

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

I worked at Utrecht University

Pros

The salary is competitive with equal qualifications within industry.
Very flexible and informal environment.

Cons

Management of budget for research is lousy and there are no possibility of growth. It is advertised as a very international institution but in fact it is not.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lower the overhead costs. attract more international researchers especially at professor levels.

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    Top Notch research, poor performance incentives

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    Former Employee - AIO, Physics in Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - AIO, Physics in Utrecht (Netherlands)

    I worked at Utrecht University

    Pros

    Well funded, excellent researchers, very strong brand in science

    Cons

    No support for career development beyond the PhD. No performance incentives, you have to set fire to the buidling to get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive about firing underperformers to free up valuable resources for high achievers.

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    Nice place to work, lots of opportunities and freedom

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Utrecht (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Utrecht University

    Pros

    Good scientific knowledge level, nice collegues, lots of freedom, many links with other national and international universities and companies. I had many opportunities to go to conferences and follow courses inside the Netherlands and abroad. I even had the opportunity to spend a month in the US. The university is well rated in university rankings, both by students and by employers. The university campus is a nice area, with many designed buildings. There are good sporting facilities. And Utrecht is a nice city to live in.

    Cons

    Professors are not educated to be managers... The university campus is not very close to the city center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professors should follow management courses

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