Universität des Saarlandes
3.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.uni-saarland.de Saarbrucken, Germany 1000 to 5000 Employees

Universität des Saarlandes Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2014
Universität des Saarlandes – Saarbrücken – “University center”

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PhD candidate at Universität des Saarlandes

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Universität des Saarlandes

ProsThere are good professors to work with. The work environmnent is very nice, fairly international. The university is getting a fair amount of money from the city. Most teaching is done in german.

ConsWork-life balance depends more on the supervising pofessor and is thus a case-to-case situation. Most teaching is done in German, this is a setback for master students and might decourage potential international students.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Universität des Saarlandes

ProsGood working environment and good reputation of some areas

Conssmall city and need more efficiency

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

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Saarland University ist a great workplace

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Universität des Saarlandes part-time

ProsGreat scientific work, in a very good athmosphere.

ConsThere are no cons that I would know of.

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Wasting your time at an unpleasant and unprofessional place to work. Generally not recommendable.

Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Saarbrücken (Germany)

I worked at Universität des Saarlandes

Pros* Easy work
* Good Work / Life balance
* You are given much freedom to do your work the way you like
* You get to work in a quiet environment
* Wages are being paid promptly
* Technical equipment (PCs, servers, etc) is modern and usable

Cons* Complete lack of structured work organisation
* Incompetent co-workers without much domain knowledge needed for the job
* Incompetent managers without any domain knowledge needed for the job
* Little respect shown for you work
* Endless tele-conferences
* Endles back-and-forth on mailing list
* General indecisiveness
* They don't want you to take part in social activities if you're "only" an assistant
* Projects fail all the time

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at Universität des Saarlandes

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Former Employee)
Saarbrücken (Germany)

I worked at Universität des Saarlandes

ProsVery good research conditions, a good opportunity to develop in this area and a very challenging work atmosphere at the pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry department

ConsGeneral discontent with the management because of poor field knowledge and very poor project management skills, especially regarding staff motivation

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your knowledge basis and acquire project management skills, change the management or increase salaries and hire more staff to evenly distribute work between human resources

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work.

Postdoctoral (Current Employee)
Saarbrücken (Germany)

I have been working at Universität des Saarlandes

ProsYou get to work on a topic that you are interested in. You get a lot of freedom in pursuing your goals. If you work hard, you get to travel a lot. There are lots of interesting talks by internation scholars. The ambitious people around you are motivating and stimulating.

ConsYou have to be able to work independently. Do not expect to be supported on small steps. Finding your own topic may be hard. Early on, there might be quite a lot of teaching work to do. If you are not too successful, it might be quite dispiriting with lots of bright people around.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should be lobbying for greater financial resources more aggressively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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