Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

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Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
33 Reviews

4.0
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

    Pros

    R&D insitute with high research environment and team work

    Cons

    Management problems and no social life as work is too much

  2.  

    Very Satisfying

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Stuttgart (Germany)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Stuttgart (Germany)

    I worked at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, the team that i work with is young and vibrant. The atmosphere encourages self thinking and motivation.

    Cons

    Low pay for what we are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Research associate / software developer at ITWM

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    Current Employee - Research Associate/Software Developer
    Current Employee - Research Associate/Software Developer

    I have been working at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice and bright building. Lots of smart people around. Summer and x-mas events. Work from home possible if required.

    Cons

    Construction of the building requires lots of repairs - at least once a month (sometimes several times a week) rather noisy, disturbing the work. Salary could be better. As it is a public research insitut It is very hard to get a permanent position.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Career Start at FhG

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Berlin (Germany)

    I have been working at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, International projects, Young environment, Possibility of PhD

    Cons

    Salary, Salary growth, Career within company not really fast

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer Student  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Developer Student in Berlin (Germany)

    I worked at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed, you get all the tools you need to do your work. The colleagues were very nice and formed a great group.

    Cons

    Not clear how to grow inside the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Postdoctoral Fellowship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellowship  in  Erfurt (Germany)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Erfurt (Germany)

    I have been working at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    International Office Environment, Well-balance between scientific and applied research, Very well-known in computer science research field.

    Cons

    Always work under the German researcher's shadow, hierarchy and bureaucracy is somehow too tight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more trust to foreign researcher

  8.  

    good to have internship

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Berlin (Germany)

    I have been working at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    long work time less salary

    Cons

    learn a lot of thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn java and go there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    It has been a mixed 6 years in the organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent Infrastructure, Credible organization and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Senior Management is a crap of Professors who do not care about the society but about their egos...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay is static and performance never counts here..it is just who passifies the boss!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great team and environment, but sometimes slow due to the kind of projects.

    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Leipzig (Germany)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Leipzig (Germany)

    I worked at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great Team Environment
    -Support for individual projects
    -Approachable management

    Cons

    -Government and EU projects cause long delays in projects and things never happen as quick as you might think they could
    - There is little push for outstanding our hard work. People do work hard and do their job, but don't expect to be pushed or challenged beyond just completing your task in a satisfactory manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to find ways to keep interns busy while some projects are on hold. Try to get them engaged in individual projects with guidance by the department head and keep up the good atmosphere.

  11.  

    Wonderful working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Sankt Augustin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Sankt Augustin (Germany)

    I have been working at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    after two years the salary is below industry average

    Cons

    flexible, great opportunity for learning, obtain trainings, certification etc..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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