University of Padua Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
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  1. I'm ending my job as a post graduate research assistant (with various contracts)

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Padova (Italy)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Padova (Italy)

    I have been working at University of Padua as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can do research on various topics at the same time. You can have many possibilities to travel over europe and USA. Flexible working schedule

    Cons

    Bad management, lack of organization, Lack of carrier possibilities, difficulty to get a job if you don't know the "right" person, sometimes not very friendly colleagues, too much marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. Less than expected

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    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Padova (Italy)
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Padova (Italy)

    I have been working at University of Padua as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly
    Good Colleagues
    Healthy environment
    Good Research
    Good publications

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy
    too much taxes
    low salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. good professors

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Padova (Italy)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Padova (Italy)

    I have been working at University of Padua full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    very good for studying algebraic geometry

    Cons

    noone speaks english outside university

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Ok for post graduation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Padua full-time

    Pros

    No fixed hours, you are free to organize yourself as you want/need.

    Cons

    Slow burocracy, too much theory.
    Ridicously paid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Deparment of Biomedical Sciences

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    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Padua (Italy)
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Padua (Italy)

    I have been working at University of Padua as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment and a good formative experience which incentives scientific communication and presentation. Fair technical equipment with access to most common major core facilities plus some specialized instruments.

    Cons

    Poor possibilities of career advancement and developement beyond the post-doc level, a typical problem of italian policy of not financing scientific research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Department staff and Proffesors are doing best they can given the circumstances; and bad circumstances are created at the governmental level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. A challenging experience within a big (too much?) university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Padua (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Padua (Italy)

    I have been working at University of Padua

    Pros

    - opportunities for international exchange
    - opportunities for professional development
    - opportunities for make a difference in the local community

    Cons

    - poor strategy (at least the strategy is not communicated)
    - too pressure on the young researchers

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to stay put. Don't try to stick your head out.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Manager (IT) in Padua (Italy)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Manager (IT) in Padua (Italy)

    I worked at University of Padua

    Pros

    A very fragmented environment: many power centers compete for resources: if you manage to become indispensable in some place, life can be easy: you can be independent and work nearly unsupervised.
    There are some real skilled people.
    Public employer.

    Cons

    Unable to value knowledge and exploit it.
    Very conservative: don't try to innovate, unless at the risk of fighting against nearly everybody for having your ideas recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganization of staff management is required. University is nearly facing a paralysis to keep the current insane model of power balance.

    Doesn't Recommend

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