Yonsei University
3.0 of 5 11 reviews
www.yonsei.ac.kr Seoul, South Korea 6 to 15 Employees

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    I got Ph.D. degree of Biochemistry in Yonsei University

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Evanston, IL

    ProsIt is one of the best private universities in Korea.

    ConsIt is not the place to make money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am positive person so I like team work.

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

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    Unsatisfied with bureaucratic decisions

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat staff, great kids, and great environment

    ConsToo much middle management, too many tiers between upper management and teachers

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    Satisfying academic experience.

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Seoul (South Korea)

    ProsI was surrounded by great colleagues who were helpful and encouraging. Learning at Yonsei was a good choice for me, because I learned a great deal, and also had the time for personal growth. Yonsei University is also at a convenient location for the students and open to foreign students studying abroad in Korea. It is a dynamic place to learn and mature your understanding about the international affairs.

    ConsIt was hard to choose the best and most interesting classes with a given curriculum. I was hoping to learn more about international trade and law but had limited opportunities. I am receiving my Masters degree in Global Finance and Strategy, instead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hope that the Career Service becomes more active and engaging for the current students. I think many people agreed that the Career Services are being less accessible to students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cozy but

    Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Seoul (South Korea)

    ProsIf anyone wants, everyone can keep the balance between breadwinning and care-for-family. It's the best benefit in Korea. Good Salaries and Much more Resources for enjoying the culture for someone who are interesting books and musics than any other places(if someone wants).

    ConsGlass Ceiling becasue of the hierarchical caeer structure and Low Expertise. Especially, there are few chances to build up the expertise because there are so many psudo-experts(every faculty) related to the higher education administration. They took the motivation away from many staffs to be good administrators.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Management Class should accept the specialty of higer educaiton administraiton and respect the voice at work for students and faculty. And invest the staff for developing their own expertism. They usually want to be better HUMAN BEING.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unscrupulous, short-termist, negligent.

    Assistant Professor (Former Employee)
    Wonju (South Korea)

    ProsPaid on time, little interference in the lecture hall or with curriculum, plenty of vacation, and the students are nice.

    ConsShort-term contracts, no performance review, no statutory benefits and disrespect from the permanent Korean staff. Too much separation of foreign staff from locals. No chance for professional development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward employees who are doing a good job and treat staff equitably with pay and performance linked. Pay benefits from the outset.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Average salary for Foreigners. Low pay for contract Korean staff.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFamous university in Korea.
    Flexible work hours and vacation time depending on your boss
    Housing provided for foreigners
    Decent salaries for foreign faculty and staff

    ConsStrong Evangelical culture
    Low pay for Korean staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hierarchical culture with little possibility for career advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork/Life Balance - Depends on your superior, but most office workers have 9-5 hours.
    Compensation Package and benefits - Housing is often included in foreigners' contract along with the coverage of many meals and severance package of one month's salary. Depending on office and position, free airfare back home upon the completion of one year contract.

    ConsMost employees are contractual and few will be offered a permanent position at the university - A small percentage of employees, typically tenured professors and a small percentage of permanent administrative workers, are highly paid and have a lifetime job with the university. Majority of workers are contractual with little chance of ever becoming permanent workers. Salaries vary widely depending on your job and the department you are in.

    Typical Korean strict hierarchical work culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate student life in graduate school

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Seoul (South Korea)

    Prosfree schedule and opportunity of grow up

    Conshard studying and low salaries

    Advice to Senior Managementbe patient

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

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    Work experience at Yonsei GSIS as a research assistant

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Seoul (South Korea)

    ProsThe research experience will aid you in enhancing your analytic and writing skills. This will be great if you want to become a professor or research someday.

    ConsThe work experience varies according to a professor whom you work for. Lucky for me, I'm working for a great professor, but not all of my colleagues work for a good professor as I do. One more thing, the payment can't cover a full tuition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay

    Student (Current Employee)

    ProsOne of the top 3 university in Korea

    ConsNot the best but the 2nd perhaps

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