TU Munich Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
17 Reviews
4.2
17 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
0 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PhD Student  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at TU Munich full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Great research place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at TU Munich full-time for 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
    Neutral Outlook
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Social, Lively working atmosphere, Excellent support

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great Research work opportunity available in TU Munich

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at TU Munich as an intern for less than a 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Really relaxed work environment and well funded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Researcher  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Assistant Researcher in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at TU Munich full-time for more than a 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
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great University

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Post Doc
    Current Employee - Post Doc

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time for 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.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great research atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at TU Munich as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the best technical universities in the world and in Europe. Offers excellent research opportunities in a wide range of areas.

    Cons

    Work ethic can be poor at times. Limited employment opportunities available after graduation, especially considering the poor economic climate in Europe.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Got a lot to learn by working at TUM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hiwi  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Hiwi in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at TU Munich part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    relaxed work attitude, chance to learn new things

    Cons

    Difficult sometimes to divide time for work and studies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better infrastructure for some laboratories

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

Worked for TU Munich? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.