Technical University of Denmark

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Technical University of Denmark Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
12 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good salary for phd students, no hierarchy between students and professors, good compensations packages for conference

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    Former Employee - PhD Student  in  Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Pros

    High salary for Phd students, no hierarchy between students and professors, good compensations packages for conference , a wide range of courses

    Cons

    no motivation for being better, not much accommodation help, not an easy place for an expat to socialize

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some bonus could be given to successful projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Graduate employment

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Lyngby, Northern Jutland (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Lyngby, Northern Jutland (Denmark)

    Pros

    Very good working environment, flexible working hours, stress-free and attractive environment, organized company events,

    Cons

    Incompetent mid-management, disorganized inventory, lack of interest in improvements in almost anything, wasting of energy and resources

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Very good

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, little administrative overhead

    Cons

    Some policies have not been worked though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    A great international academic environment

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    Former Employee - PhD Student  in  Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to do your tasks, flexible hours, good salary

    Cons

    Not so many opportunities to progress in your academic career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Roskilde (Denmark)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Roskilde (Denmark)

    Pros

    Good salary, great freedom, flexible hours, nice working culture, low stress, job security, family-friendly. You can have a good life and carry out your research. Good technical resources.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are delays in carryong out the work because people don't push themselves too much. Management should act with more decision sometimes and address bad organization issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should act with more decision sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    research quality is highly variable from lab to lab

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    Pros

    Very family friendly (as most places in Denmark)
    easy to reach campus

    Cons

    research is not always top quality
    people are very closed
    networking is the only way to success
    very little understanding of all things "foreigner"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop considering foreigners as Danes who simply don't speak Danish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    PhD student at DTU

    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions, environment, and equipment
    Fairly high salary

    Cons

    Short duration for a PhD, including various different tasks to be completed: teaching, taking courses, administrative work, and of course research

  9.  

    Awful

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    Former Employee - PhD Student  in  Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    Pros

    Good salary relative to rest of Europe

    Cons

    Expensive living expenses in Denmark relative to US and rest of EU, interested exclusively in publishing papers and no concern for employees' well-being (despite actively advertising the contrary), often poor quality of teaching, lack of top-down management structure (professors and group leaders do as they wish without regard for top management requests).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from the better universities around, given that you brand yourselves as dedicated to excellence and you have the reputation of the best technical university in Denmark.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10.  

    a very pleasant work place

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Pros

    very good atmosphere. people all work productively, and at the same time have a very good balance between work and life. the colleagues are all friendly. you don't feel much preasure in work.

    Cons

    1. bad weather, but not the fault of the university. you must double think if you can't bear the long, cold winter.
    2. you might not get a good chance to be promoted here, since opportunities are limited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Independent work with good collegues

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

    Pros

    Good contact to outside world
    Flexible working hours
    Ok cantine

    Cons

    Heavy administration
    Government salary
    Far away from the city

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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