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Ben-Gurion University Reviews

Updated October 9, 2016
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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. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "generic review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Jerusalem (Israel)
    Current Employee - Senior Lecturer in Jerusalem (Israel)

    I have been working at Ben-Gurion University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Younger and dynamic university, several cutting edge departments, an open-minded and approachable President

    Cons

    Remoter from center of country, though still accessible by rail


  8. "electro-optics lab"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A good place to work , great people , have learnd alot .

    Cons

    Salary is low in compare to the market


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Beersheba (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and a very relaxed environment to work at.

    Cons

    Low salary and lots of wasted time on Bureaucracy.


  10. "Researcher and teaching assistant"

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

    Pros

    Ideal for a Master's student.
    Not many hours, flexible and not too much time consuming.

    Cons

    Very hard to find a teaching class according to your specific expertise..

    Advice to Management

    divide the teaching classes in a more logical way. (Current handled by the professors of the courses which gives their own student to be the teachers of their classes...)


  11. "very good and interesting place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexiblr hours can work any time

    Cons

    higher salaries ouside the university



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