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TU Munich Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Phd condidate

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, international environment, collaboration with industrial partners.

    Cons

    Teaching, event/workshop organization, student supervision.

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    Researcher or research fellow

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    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in Garching bei München (Germany)
    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in Garching bei München (Germany)

    I have been working at TU Munich as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One has incredible flexibility concerning working hours here. One can come and go whenever one wants as long as the job is done. People are really nice, and there is little pressure. If one likes the theoretical work, then it is really good.

    Cons

    The problem is that one has to find out himself many times what he wants to research. There is many times little cooperation, and little motivation. The biggest problem is, however, that all contracts are temporary. Only full professors get a permanent contract. But to aim for that is very very risky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Here it is rather about professors. They need to provide motivating problems and stuff to work on.

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    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at TU Munich full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Diverse research centers
    - Great infrastructure: buildings, transportation
    - Access to a wide range of literature
    - A lot of training opportunities
    - In many cases a lot of freedom to pursue your own initiatives
    - Great resources for starting a business: programs as UnternehmerTUM give ample support

    Cons

    - Depending on the department, funding for your PhD position might be an issue. Many contracts are for 3 years if you are lucky. Much shorter contracts are often offered.
    - Many departments are large. So often you seldom have the opportunity to talk to your professor and get advice. Keep in mind that if you start a PhD here, you have to be a self-starter. Otherwise you can get lost. If you love to take initiative and build up your own projects, it's the right place to be.

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  5.  

    Nice university

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TU Munich

    Pros

    one of the best in engineering

    Cons

    Nothing specific to mention as Cons

  6.  

    Great research place

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at TU Munich full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Technical University of Munich has really good facilities, it is located in different locations in and around Munich (city center, Garching, Freising...) and they are all nicely served with public transportation. It is overall a great university, with excellent professors, efficient staff and a well recognized teaching and research quality in Germany and world wide.

    Cons

    I do not have much to complain about TU Munich. I believe the people there could be a bit more friendly but that does not mean they are bad or impolite, just a bit too "professional".

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Was a good Experience, Gave me a chance to expand my Knowledge Barrier

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    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Social, Lively working atmosphere, Excellent support

    Cons

    The mensa, and the public transport, its in the north of MUNICH

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great Research work opportunity available in TU Munich

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TU Munich

    Pros

    It provides great flexibility and independence

    Cons

    I do not find any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more jobs

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  9.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at TU Munich as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of facilities and Infrastructure are available for use by the student community. Also the people are firndly and helpfull to all.

    Cons

    Language barriers will be in issue. Lot so books int he library are also in german only. Knowledge of german is essential for a fruitful stay

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  10.  

    Really relaxed work environment and well funded

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Researcher in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Assistant Researcher in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at TU Munich full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, and easy to work with colleagues, a lot of freedom on what to work on and how, not to academic but close to the 'real world' via outside funded projects

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to work with staff, a lot of bureaucracy around money so getting expenses payed can take weeks to months sometime, sometimes bad work ethic, to much outside projects not enough research from time to time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on topics don't move all over the place

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Great University

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Post Doc
    Current Employee - Post Doc

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    International environment with connections with many German companies; ideal for engineers and scientists. There are many offices that support you in order to apply to fellowships or projects, for patent and for advancement in career.

    Cons

    In general there is budget for equipments and consumable, but less for stipends. You have to find your way to be paid, or givind lectures or applying to fellowships.

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