Erasmus University Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Working at a university is a learning experience

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    Current Employee - English editor and copywriter in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - English editor and copywriter in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Erasmus University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A place to be proud of, a job with prestige, some great people

    Cons

    The slow-moving process of internationalistion and the limiting ceiling to the salary scale system that encourages me to move out of my job rather than progress within it.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone wants to progress by becoming a manager. Some of us want to progress by becoming more skilled at what we do, and would like the salary scale to reflect that.


  2. Phd Student

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros

    Decent Pay for a graduate student, low cost of living, great pension benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow moving, low ambition


  3. RSM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great university, the city is very business orientated.

    Cons

    Too massive classroom. No interaction possible with professors.

    Advice to Management

    Smaller classes is essential to discuss with professor and other students.


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  5. Guidance Tutor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guidance Tutor in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Guidance Tutor in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends

    I worked at Erasmus University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High pay for amount of work Good introductions and seminars to help you with your work Valuable experience being responsible for 15 students Rewarding job if you see students grow through your effort

    Cons

    Maybe too many seminars It can become annoying when students start sending you questions 24/7, outside your work period


  6. PhD student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, holiday and end of year bonuses (each worth a month's salary)

    Cons

    Not very inspiring environment, campus life is not designed to help people who want to work for extra hours


  7. Good university

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Student in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really international. Great teachers and great level.

    Cons

    Really big campus and hard to find your way

    Advice to Management

    -


  8. Good learning opportunities, but PhDs receive too little guidance.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A the moment the Dutch government offers competitive salaries for PhD students. Research funds that the University's research center makes available to PhDs enable people to collect data and travel to present their research in conferences and seminars. With the resources you're given, you can do a lot.

    Cons

    On the other hand, PhD students frequently struggle because they receive too little attention from their supervisors. The research area in which one has to concentrace is often ill defined and supervisors don't seem to care much when PhDs feel disoriented. PhDs tend to be used as cheap manpower which is dumped as soon as the state funding runs out.

    Advice to Management

    Take less PhD students and train them better.


  9. teaching assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    gaining teaching experience, think in different ways

    Cons

    some tough questions from students


  10. Great International Starting Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Variety of responsibilities and experience

    Cons

    Salary is low and is not expected to grow

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Learned a lot about customers and teamwork

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There was a good teamwork and the boss knew how to manage his employees.

    Cons

    How to deal with customers and how to solve problems.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with your colleagues, give them feedback and holding a performmance interview from time to time.



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