Junta de Andalucia

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Updated Jun 14, 2014

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    Proyectos de Excelencia PhD grants: one of the best paid PhD grants in Spain

    Becario Predoctoral (Former Employee) Córdoba (Spain)

    ProsSalary (around 1500-1600 € after taxes) is well above the mean monthly stipend for PhD students at Spain (around 900-1100 € after taxes). First year consists on a grant, then you get a contract for the next three years.
    "Proyectos de Excelencia" are top level research projects developed by most potent groups at Andalusia. It doesn't mean that those projects are world first class, but quite decent ones.

    ConsNowadays there are little funds for postdocs at Spain and the few existent are extremely competitive. With a PhD in a "Proyecto de Excelencia" you may get an additional contract for a year at most. Then if you want to keep working on science you will probably need to migrate to another country.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMuch stronger effort should be made for promotion of new doctorates every year. There is a big investment on PhD staff education, but afterwards these fresh and excelent researches are let to go away, instead of giving them job opportunities and bring benefits back to Spain's society.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Not a place to grow professionally

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are interested in Politics this is the place to be.
    Permanent job
    Reasonable salary
    Working hours mostly in the morning

    ConsNo place for innovation
    No place for career development
    No place for real ethics

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave Politic ambitions aside and improve your goals towards citizens(clients) and employees

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    Wonderful experience overall

    Language & Culture Assistant (Former Employee) Sevilla (Spain)

    Pros-Opportunity to live abroad
    -Opportunity to develop teaching skills
    -Opportunity to better your Spanish skills
    -Only 12 hours a week

    Cons-very unorganized
    -low pay
    -not a whole lot of direction given

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the English speakers that you hire be able to play more of a role in lesson planning and curriculum. Find a way to utilized the teachers to the max so they are able to make a difference!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good experience.

    English Language Assistant (Current Employee) Granada (Spain)

    ProsI taught English in Guadix Spain (Granada) and had a very good experience.

    ConsFiguring out the paperwork was arduous, but worth it in the end.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Somewhat unorganized and difficult to obtain straight answers, but the over all experience makes up for it

    Auxiliar De Conversacion (Current Employee)

    Pros-Bilingual Education
    -Working with a wide variety of students

    Cons-Late getting paid
    -Lack of organization within the schools

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTime off, paid vacation, flexibility

    ConsLack of Innovation, Dysfunctional Schools, apathetic colleagues

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    Frustrating

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sevilla (Spain)

    ProsIf you don't want to work hard, there you won't feel guilty. They actually pay better than in the private sector for most jobs, especially low skilled jobs. Working hours are just too good, as well as holidays.

    ConsBad working athmosphere. No real committment from most people. Bad HR management. Bad compensation policy. Bad promotion system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe whole recruting policy and compensation policy should be changed. There should be more professional managers and technical specialists and less politicians and advisors. You should be able to fire people from time to time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for the recent college grad wanting to live/study in Spain

    Auxiliar De Conversacion (Former Employee)

    Pros-Part-time and few hours make for an easy work/life balance
    -Better pay compared to most language academies
    -Paperwork with respect student permits done for you (or mostly)
    -Great for learning Spanish or completing a degree while trying to pay rent

    Cons-Absolutely no organization or communication between schools and Junta
    -No possibilities for advancement
    -No possibilities for residency after completing several years of work (the position is treated as a grant for learning Spanish, not actual work- which it is)

    Advice to Senior Management-Offer opportunities for professional development (workshops, classes) specifically for auxiliars
    -Create opportunities for advancement (some auxiliars worked several years in those positions, surely they must know something about the program and how it's run)

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