Graz University of Technology Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. I have been working fulltime as a research assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Graz University of Technology

    Pros

    + very international climate
    + flexible work times

    Cons

    - huge amounts of work
    - no long-term career perspective, if you do not want to become professor


  2. It is an university of technology with a few successful departments.

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Graz (Austria)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Graz (Austria)

    I worked at Graz University of Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    nice city, good infrastructure, nice offices

    Cons

    hardly any career opportunities; a lot of unnecessary bureaucratic overhead from HR etc., hardly any cooperation with other Unis in Graz (no funds = no support!)

    Advice to Management

    provide career opportunities for staff (especially at postdoc level). Provide undated contracts for staff. You can, you are independent from the government now. Employ more teaching staff. You know who is actually doing the teaching work!?


  3. Working as a research assistant was fun and a lot of freedom, but entails lots of work.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Graz (Austria)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Graz (Austria)

    I have been working at Graz University of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    + freedom in choosing your field of research
    + no fixed working hours (flexibility)

    Cons

    - long hours of work
    - temporary employment


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  5. PhD studies at Graz University of Technology

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Graz (Austria)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Graz (Austria)

    I have been working at Graz University of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Good Computer Science Department
    - Comparably good salary for a PhD position
    - Teaching opportunities as a university assistant
    - International success possible when working hard

    Cons

    - Public school, anyone can study; not always highly motivated students
    - Not enough Professors or senior researchers per student
    - Research funds highly depend on the Professor, little direct government funding
    - Sometimes competitive environment even within institutes
    - Not a campus university as in the US

    Advice to Management

    - Employ more international senior researchers
    - Support collaboration with international universities
    - Provide financial benefits to people who perform


  6. Very good organization for research and teaching

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Graz (Austria)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Graz (Austria)

    I have been working at Graz University of Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    well established, classical, paradise of knowledge organization

    Cons

    no such downfalls seems to be visible except some budget limitations for research and technology


  7. Excellent for PhD-positions

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Graz (Austria)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Graz (Austria)

    I have been working at Graz University of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Infinite personal freedom, excellent working athmosphere

    Cons

    Mediocre salary, very few permanent positions


  8. bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Graz University of Technology

    Pros

    research, good environment, facilities passable

    Cons

    low salary in comparison to worktime

    Advice to Management

    consider length of service/seniority


  9. disappointing in terms of career options

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Graz (Austria)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Graz (Austria)

    I have been working at Graz University of Technology

    Pros

    mainly free to research what you want

    Cons

    no overtime compensation, without 80 h a week the job is not possible

    Advice to Management

    the management of TU-Graz is good but constricted by a stupid government and business bureaucrats.


  10. Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant/PhD Student in Graz (Austria)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant/PhD Student in Graz (Austria)

    I have been working at Graz University of Technology

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Similar to other PHD programs the payment is not exciting, but enough to make it through.

    Cons

    There are famous universities (like ETH Zurüch, Cambridge, US universities) which make it easier to get recruited for a Post-Doc.



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