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Ben-Gurion University Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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  1. "Graduate student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I learned a lot, and worked on an interesting project. I was given a lot of freedom to do what I wanted

    Cons

    Terrible advisor, really made my life miserable. Didn't give a lot of space, and didn't help at all when writing my thesis, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find someone else to run the lab. The lab itself could be very successful but students are scared to join bcause of the advisor


  2. "-----------"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Beer Sheva is awsome, really!

    Cons

    too hot at the summers

    Advice to Management

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  3. "bgu"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ben-Gurion University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    easy hours flexible nice home work

    Cons

    low pay and that is alll

    Advice to Management

    i have no advice for management


  4. "In research, every professor's group works differently"

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    Current Employee - Research Staff in Beersheba (Israel)
    Current Employee - Research Staff in Beersheba (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ben-Gurion University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    For a research job, every professor has his or her own fiefdom, so it's hard to generalize much. For this sort of position, one should to decide if the group is right for you, rather that make decisions based on generalizations about the university as a whole. Beer-Sheva has become a pleasant city to live in.

    Cons

    Cons are similar to pros. For a research job, every professor has his or her own fiefdom, so it's hard to generalize much. For this sort of position, one should to decide if the group is right for you, rather that make decisions based on generalizations about the university as a whole.


  5. "my experience as a TA in the chemistry department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ben-Gurion University part-time

    Pros

    * TAing was extremely satisfying as an experience
    * Extremely flexible hours for the most part, you can plan your schedule however you see it fit besides the hardlined class hours

    Cons

    * No actual evaluation of work hours, global salary no matter how hard you work (or not)
    * No consistent guidelines about how TA-Prof. relationships should operate under. Some professors take TAs as their personal retainers

    Advice to Management

    Offer better salaries and more appreciation to TAs


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Ben-Gurion University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ideal part time job for undergraduate students, flexible hours and good for networking. Surprisingly, they pay in time and more than minimum wage.

    Cons

    Can be boring and repetitive. It also pays less than other more popular jobs for students, and not as steady.


  7. "PhD student"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ben-Gurion University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Indipendancy, creativity, nice people, very interesting work

    Cons

    low sallary, teaching duty takes large amount of time

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    "Post doctoral research"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Beersheba (Israel)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Beersheba (Israel)
    Recommends

    Pros

    1. Friendly and helpful environment
    2. Satisfactory Salary
    3. Freedom to choose the working hours
    4. Freedom to choose research topic
    5. Kind, supportive, active and encouraging supervisor
    6. Friendly lab environment. Lab members help one another.
    7. Fully equipped optics laboratory
    8. It is also a historic place for the development of holography. By going around the lab different interesting components from the oldest photographic film used for recording holography to the most recent DH systems can be seen.
    All the above are applicable for the Electro optics group lead by Prof. Joseph Rosen

    Cons

    1. Time consuming processes in administration. For instance the reimbursement takes a lot of time.
    2. Single and shared dormitories are not good.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to the needs to students who stay in dormitories.

    Please speed up the administration processes


  9. "None"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful environment with great people who are willing to help.
    Lots of challenges.

    Cons

    Working mostly alone without any help.


  10. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I have been working at Ben-Gurion University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very intersting. working with very knowledgable faculty. a lot of academic freedom with nice funding and awards

    Cons

    there are almost no down sides working at bgu. depends if one like the academic atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    I was happy with the managment


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