University of Groningen Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. The University is a centre of outstanding research.

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    Former Employee - PhD Student
    Former Employee - PhD Student

    I worked at University of Groningen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The different research groups perform high quality science and there are a lot of possibilities for collaborations.

    Cons

    Due to its location in Groningen the University is a bit isolated in regard to traveling. The nearest main airport is 3 hours away.

  2. Lecturer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groningen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groningen (Netherlands)

    I have been working at University of Groningen

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, engaging, high-end research and teaching.

    Cons

    Working in academics is sometimes a bit detached - what is your research really contributing to, other than academic debate?

  3. Working at the RuG was excellent.

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant & Teacher in Groningen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Student Assistant & Teacher in Groningen (Netherlands)

    I have been working at University of Groningen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay;
    Good hours;
    The training received was ok but you were given a lot of flexibility

    Cons

    The training received was mediocre;
    Organisation was quite poor a ttimes

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  5. Kapteyn Astronomical Institute: an inspiring and happy place

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Groningen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Groningen (Netherlands)

    I have been working at University of Groningen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great social atmosphere, nice big balkony for the summer, lots of friendly, smart people.

    Cons

    No airco, no ventilation and a chronic wasp problem in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Little the institute can currently do, so maybe try to build up a university-wide campaign for more decentralized decisionmaking.

  6. Great place for International students

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    Former Employee - Exchanged Schollarship Student in Groningen (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Exchanged Schollarship Student in Groningen (Netherlands)

    I worked at University of Groningen full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent english levels, from professor and staff. Excellent flexibility to choose courses and specialization. Responsible and responding international service desk. Great preparation for foreign students regarding documentation and paperwork to complete exchanges with local police, banks and municipality.
    Wide variety of courses available in english and experienced professors.

    Cons

    Right now I cannot think of a con here.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide more schollarships to Latin America again.

  7. Bursary PhD Position

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    Former Employee - Bursary PhD Student in Groningen (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Bursary PhD Student in Groningen (Netherlands)

    I worked at University of Groningen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You're encouraged to work independently, but help is usually available. As a bursary student (non-employ) you may also qualify for slightly more pay, depending on your tax status

    Cons

    As a bursary you don't get all the benefits a normal "employment status" PhD would have. This includes selling your vacation days and initial moving expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Give the bursary and employees the same privileges.

  8. Awesome Place for research

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    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Groningen (Netherlands)
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Groningen (Netherlands)

    I have been working at University of Groningen as an intern (less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best facilities
    Best talent (City of talent)
    HIgh research standard
    Great Compensation

    Cons

    Nothing much. Library in the centre of the city while Economics department is outside the city (Zernike)

  9. Fantastic

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Groningen (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Groningen (Netherlands)

    I worked at University of Groningen part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Respectful and cheerful. You know exactly what you do and what you should do.

    Cons

    None. If there is any, that is I cannot speak Dutch.

  10. PhD in chemistry

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Groningen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Groningen (Netherlands)

    I have been working at University of Groningen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    more than 25 days for holiday

    Cons

    located in north Netherlands, not the best location for going to schiphol airport

  11. Worked as an intern for the RuG

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    Former Intern - Administrative in Groningen (Netherlands)
    Former Intern - Administrative in Groningen (Netherlands)

    I worked at University of Groningen as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good working environment, flexible working-hours. You can get a really good idea of how Dutch people work

    Cons

    It is difficult to find a paid job in the University. Dutch people have more chances than internationals.

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