Freie Universität Berlin
3.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.fu-berlin.de Berlin, Germany 1000 to 5000 Employees

Freie Universität Berlin Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014

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    FU Berlin as an international student

    PhD Student (Former Employee)
    Berlin (Germany)

    ProsGreen campus just outside of the city, good opportunities for graduate students, many potential research projects with the plethora of other institutes in the city. Multiple financing resources but best to know the right people.

    ConsVery few professorships. No other long term positions.

    Advice to Senior Managementencourage more teaching from the graduates. Create more long term research positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid German university, fraught by in-fighting

    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Current Employee)
    Berlin (Germany)

    ProsGood conditions for graduate school students and a broad array of different subject areas, allowing for great interdisciplinary project work and relates initiatives.

    ConsDwindling number of professorships and thus fewer and fewer possibilities to gain real work experience in the higher education sector for future career moves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    student job at external relations department

    Work Student (Former Employee)
    Berlin (Germany)

    Prosgood salary, working hours flexible

    Conslocation is a little far from city center

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Excellent working environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice atmosphere
    Competitive salary
    Good colleagues
    Close contact to senior people

    ConsSometimes unsual working times.
    Working experience depends on the area one is working in

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Support and Helpdesk duties

    University's Library (Former Employee)

    Prosstudent-friendly, well paid part-time job

    Conscould be boring and is not very challenging, barely any use for future advantage

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve students more into the work affairs and orginize social and employment events. Better feedback policies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Freie Universität Berlin from a TA perspective

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Berlin (Germany)

    ProsOne of the best universities in the social sciences in Germany. Recently added to the ranks of "Elite Universities". Located in the best German city for young people: Berlin.

    ConsSimilar to other German universities. Your career chances are much lower in academia than if going to a top tier university in the US. Management/Prof. usually not really well-equipped to manage their staff of PhD students.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA much more active stance is necessary to improve the career chances of PhD students at the Freie Universität. Central management should not let individual professors have too much control over the fate of each research/teaching assistant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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