ResearchGate Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
6 Reviews

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    Great company for an internship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ResearchGate as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a great environment and great opportunities for employees

    Cons

    It would be better to have higher salaries for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Opens doors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

    I worked at ResearchGate as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, great mission, great prospects post-contract

    Cons

    On the surface this is a great company, but there is very little room for personal development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in current employees rather than advertising for new ones!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Segregation of full time and part time staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ResearchGate full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -High focus on company culture and a strong belief in the benefit of the platform.
    -Free lunch

    Cons

    For a company that could be called an Intern Factory, they seem to go to great pains to highlight that they are sub employees. Demonstrating a clear difference between full-times and the rest (part-timers and intern)
    e.g A locked games floor, only accessible to full-timers. All hands meeting only for full-timers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    No directions, poor management, definitely no Agile, for German speaking only

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    Former Employee - Software Development  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Software Development in Berlin (Germany)

    I worked at ResearchGate full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Technology stack in backend and frontend is very interesting and some brillant people are working there

    Cons

    No directions in software development, definitely not using agile methodologies, acceptance criteria vague, a small group of friends are taking decisions (in German only) no matter how senior you are, you will not be valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using only german if you would like to hire international people, apply real software development methodologies, do not hire people you don't really need and use the probation period to settle down things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Online Marketing Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Marketing & PR Internship  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Online Marketing & PR Internship in Berlin (Germany)

    I worked at ResearchGate as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As a startup company ResearchGate allows interns to take over responsibility for projects from day one. Thanks to the flat hierarchy one has a direct contact to the management which supports the teams with its expertise.

    Cons

    Feedback from interns was appreciated but not explicitly sought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management could engage the employees in several projects so that they gain an overall picture of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great for getting work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Berlin (Germany)

    I worked at ResearchGate as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Open, friendly environment. Lots of opportunities to learn, but you have to put your hand up. Lots of freedom and you have to take the initiative to achieve tasks.

    Cons

    As an intern, there is not much room to progress. There are not too many full time employees in the marketing department, a large majority are interns.

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