University of Groningen Reviews

Updated June 28, 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. Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Groningen part-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great professors, interesting job. Usually work for a project, no need to attend special place ultimately can work from any part of the world

    Cons

    Data collection is not that interesting

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  3. Statistical Consultant in Methodologiewinkel

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    Current Employee - Statistical Consultant in Groningen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Statistical Consultant in Groningen (Netherlands)

    I have been working at University of Groningen part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is a great opportunity to improve my understanding of psychometric theories. At the same time, talking to and helping student clients dramatically improve my communication skills.

    Cons

    In this part-time position, I have nothing to complain, except that our online question answering system is not well design. It works though.


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  5. 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?


  6. 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


  7. 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.


  8. I have been working at this university as a full professor since 2009.

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    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, friendly and efficient HR dept.

    Cons

    There is no selection of students.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A good beginning

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Groningen

    Pros

    International environment and opportunity for project work. My professional development was supported and encouraged.

    Cons

    The organizational structure is quite lateral with little chance for promotion.


  10. Helpful (1)

    good experience in RUG so far

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1. passionate colleagues
    2. good academic atmosphere
    3. quite city, not too much disctractions

    Cons

    1. sometimes people are reserved to their own circle, especially some of my dutch colleagues
    2. hard to learn dutch language since the native speakers try to aviod from speaking it with foreigners

    Advice to Management

    more international activities


  11. Good starting point for a Academic Career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Groningen

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very supportive organisation that allows you to develop yourself you to fullest.

    Cons

    Sometimes lacks professionalism found in corporate world

    Advice to Management

    Work together with business world



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