Foundation for Science and Technology

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Foundation for Science and Technology Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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3.1 9 reviews

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosresearch, good environment, innovative projects, good working conditions

    Conslow salary, low investment, low investment

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    It was ok.

    Scolarship (Former Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsYou get to do the plans you want with more or less freedom. Fixed salary with no problems in the end of the month.

    ConsLow salary regarding the country. No chance for increment in salary, so fixed salary is a pro and also a cons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Foundation for Science and Technology Phd scholarship

    PhD Student (Current Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    Prosenough salary for living
    no require ant teaching assistant

    Consnot that much money for saving

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not easy doing science in Portugal

    Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Current Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsThe Foundation for Science and Technology allows you a certain degree of freedom and money for your "salary" but that is it!!

    ConsBecause of the special status that grant holders have in Portugal , we don't have to pay tax on income but don't think that is a good thing as one also doesn't have benefits!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Foundation for Science and Technology should add normal social benefits to the salaries, reply quicker and not leave grant holders waiting for the renewals until the last couple of weeks!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Post-doc in Portugal - it's not a job. just a scholarship.

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsNormally they pay without a delay. The contract is between a post-doc and FCT, but not with the university where you work.

    ConsNo benefits. Money for travel are very low - nowadays it is only 750€ for 3 years.
    There is no contract with the university and no career opportunities for the future.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    PhD grant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTotal PhD expenses covered within public Universities.

    ConsThere are no social security plans.

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    FCT phd scholarship

    PhD Student (Former Employee) Porto, Oporto (Portugal)

    ProsOnce they start paying, they are never late.

    ConsThey start paying with a delay of 4-5 months, there is no unemployment benefits and we are only entitled to "seguro social voluntário"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    without good management

    Researcher (Current Employee) Porto, Oporto (Portugal)

    ProsI have freedom to work on my project

    ConsThere is no balance between employer's material status.

    Advice to Senior Managementrearrange the salary and consider married persons and also their children.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStimulating; Development; Networking; Free Schedule

    ConsStatus in Portugal and finantial and health benefits

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