Politecnico di Torino

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Politecnico di Torino Reviews

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good, but not excellent

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Torino (Italy)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Torino (Italy)

    I worked at Politecnico di Torino full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good theoretical formation and professors
    Innovative environment
    Possibility to work on many different research projects

    Cons

    Low salary
    not sufficient national research funding.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Awesome research

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Torino (Italy)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Torino (Italy)

    I worked at Politecnico di Torino as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1st University in Italy.
    Highly experienced people, good work environment.
    As a post-graduate researcher or as a phd student you can work on research projects with direct involvment of big-companies as General Motors, Fiat, Microsoft, etc. You can do applied research to something that will be produced and not only "pure" research without looking at the future use of your findings.

    Cons

    Don't even think to run for a position like professor, or even a "standard" research position...unfortunately in Italy it's really difficult to enter in an university in a stable job position. It's better to look elsewhere if you don't want to live on 4-year.contracts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    good experience

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Turin (Italy)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Turin (Italy)

    I worked at Politecnico di Torino part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good contacts made, interesting work and everyone was very helpful (I was in the Architecture department)

    Cons

    sometimes it was not well organised, but that seems to happen in most places in Italy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent educations but no future for researchers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Turin (Italy)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Turin (Italy)

    I have been working at Politecnico di Torino as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1st University in Italy
    High research Level
    Flexibility

    Cons

    Poor Management
    No benefits
    Internal rules are harsh and tricky

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent education, research could be better

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Torino (Italy)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Torino (Italy)

    I have been working at Politecnico di Torino as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young environment of committed people

    Cons

    A lot of work and no future perspectives

  7.  

    Nice research environment

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Torino (Italy)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Torino (Italy)

    I have been working at Politecnico di Torino full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many nice professors, could gain fantastic experience for research, many classes to follow, comfortable work condition.

    Cons

    Some projects are lack of realistic, sometimes it is necessary to collabrate with comanies to make the more interesting for prodection

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Carefully selectthe group and politics you get involved with

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Torino (Italy)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Torino (Italy)

    I have been working at Politecnico di Torino as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The research level can be very good. The researchers are bright people, with open minds. Overall, doing research there can be a very enriching experience.

    Cons

    The internal politics can get quite harsh and tricky. Better not get caught in it, unless this is what you feel good at. It is important to select your mentor focused on group development, to have bright ideas, and to be well connected to attract good research contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider that there may be more potential for research growth, contracts, prestige from collaboration than from blind competition and internal fights. Isolation may bring a sense of security and power, but in the end it is for everybody's loss.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    good experience but without future opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Torino (Italy)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Torino (Italy)

    I have been working at Politecnico di Torino full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1st university in italy for quality of research

    Cons

    no future opportunities, no benefits and poor management system

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Fare enough

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Turin (Italy)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Turin (Italy)

    I worked at Politecnico di Torino

    Pros

    Flexibility, access to people with vast expertise and knowledge, very well located, good lab facilities

    Cons

    no future career prospects, unavailability of permanent positions, not always the best succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear about future prospectives, put all the cards on the table and give credit to the true achievers of the work

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Learning to teach someone else what you know

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Tutor in Torino di Sangro (Italy)
    Former Employee - Part Time Tutor in Torino di Sangro (Italy)

    I worked at Politecnico di Torino

    Pros

    There are a lot of very interesting people. Moreover, you can find out your own way of teaching what you know.

    Cons

    Boring to meet people that are not interested in the subject you are trying to teach them. Moreover, the working time could be uncovenient.

    Recommends

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