RWTH Aachen
3.7 of 5 25 reviews
www.rwth-aachen.de Aachen, Germany 5000+ Employees

RWTH Aachen Reviews

Updated May 10, 2014
RWTH Aachen – Germany – “UKA overview”

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    one of eleven elite "Universities of Excellence" in Germany

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnice place to do research.

    Conssmall town, less opportunity compared to big cities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    HiWi Job i5

    HiWI Job (Former Employee)
    Aachen (Germany)

    ProsVery good balance between studies and work - work is in the same building as most classes.

    ConsThe pay as a student research assistant is low while the work as a java programmer is qualified and well paid elsewhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Student hiwi job at UMIC RWTH

    HiWI Job (Current Employee)
    Aachen (Germany)

    ProsGood working environment, relatively low living cost, campus atmosphere

    ConsYou need to know LISA knowledge before you work here

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more efficiency

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenge in Research and Project Work

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Aachen (Germany)

    ProsNetwork. Image. Background! All these three contribute to a wonderful work experience, always with perfect chances to learn on the job and get better every day. The network and the image open doors worldwide.

    ConsThe institution is sometimes slow and inflexible. Decision processes take long and the back office is blocking practical work from time to time. This is a clear con of an organisation like this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it more transparent and for the rest: go on like this!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sie haben da nix verloren.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTimings are extremely flexible. In general you can do what you want until you get caught. Well, doesn't motivate a lot.

    ConsTasks and timings defined very badly. The most popular answer is "i don't know" - inspired a lot! Colleagues are not friendly at all, can be also be neglecting - speaking loudly for hours (!) as you're not in the same room with them. They love to talk! And they do it all the time! Morning "hallos" takes 30 min minimum!
    Well, i was shocked how slowly they work there! They get a few mails and read them in 2-3 weeks only.
    Also they don't like foreigners. "We don't need so many ...s" =) Well, german and germans are above everything.
    Welcome =)

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical german university: Management not a priority.

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Aachen (Germany)

    ProsMost people will work at RWTH Aachen during their PhD, and it's one of the better german universities to do so.

    ConsMiddle management is mainly handled by (research) professors who have their own agenda, employees are treated as something between a necessary evil and a useful worker bee; depending on the situation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people as managers. Would ease the workload of professors and improve the overall experience for normal employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No place to make career

    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Current Employee)
    Aachen (Germany)

    ProsExcellent place to obtain a Ph.D. degree
    Great enviroment to learn
    Industry oriented
    Nice location

    ConsPractically impossible to make an academic career due to internal regulations of the university

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent school, one of the best architecture faculties in Germany. University with very high international reputation.

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Aachen (Germany)

    ProsGreat place to work, one of the best experiences of my life / very good school / highly reputed research university / great friendly, forward thinking and progressive culture and people / amazing work ethic among faculty and students / faculty and students seem eye to eye and interested in developing great architecture in a friendly and professional atmosphere – something which can not be said for many German Universities / great heterogeneity and diversity within the faculty in terms of different views and opinions, the students have to make up their own minds and think for themselves rather than following a strict school of thought / students work hard here (this is a small city students meet, hang out, work together, know each other -> healthy competition and comradeship) / great location: urban campus in a small but very beautiful walk-able city with a 2000 year history reaching back to ancient roman times / setting at the border triangle of Germany, Netherlands and Belgium with "local" cross boarder exchanges through international workshops and collaborations / amazingly urban and forward thinking scene among the people here considering the small city setting a lot of people with character, mavericks (the/ Great spaces: Architecture Faculty is in a former museum building with 5,50m high spaces and a couple of more modern adjacent buildings housing studios and workshops / Cologne and Duesseldorf, more metropolitan cities where a good majority of the faculty lives can be reached within an hour by car or train / I can go on and on but I will stop I guess you’ll get the picture …

    ConsOf course there is some politics among professors but from my experience, it seems to be a relatively small problem compared to other faculties / as with so many faculties some mistakes ware made in the hiring of new professors some are good to very good but some are not so interesting / salary of research assistance is decent (as everywhere in Germany) but could be much higher (as everywhere in Germany) /

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to your traditions as a great architecture School by bringing in diverse and forward thinking people as faculty go for character because there are/were many people with character take risks in hiring new professors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Assistant

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    ProsThe possibilities for research in fields of natural sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary projects is very wide. Over 500 institutes are always open for students. You can improve your theoretical skills working active in several projects, which are often linked to the industry.

    ConsA very big university! You need to show a high level of self organisation and discipline - otherwise you will get lost. Stick together with your course mates and manage the hurdels in university life together. If you try to get along on your own, it will be very hard to success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    HiWi job at rwth-aachen

    HiWI Job (Current Employee)
    Aachen (Germany)

    Proslearn many new stuffs and get paid

    Consuse much of my time

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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