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EPFL CEO Martin Vetterli
Martin Vetterli
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  • "Beaucoup d'argent va aux sciences de la vie et les autres champs sont de plus en plus n(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Post doc

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      I have been working at EPFL full-time

      Pros

      Salary is good and beautiful lake and city.

      Cons

      High cost of living in Lausanne, and hard to find a cheap place to rent.

    • Top university with a good environment

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at EPFL full-time

      Pros

      Highly interesting working environment with a lot of smart people

      Cons

      It's an expensive country to live in

    • Postdoc

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      I have been working at EPFL full-time

      Pros

      Standard academic position. Eventually, it depends on your advisor.

      Cons

      Life in Switzerland is rather expensive.

    • Great place for research

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at EPFL full-time

        Pros

        Top quality research in engineering, great work life balance.

        Cons

        Learning the local language is necessary if you want to have a good social life.

      • Great City

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        Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 
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        I worked at EPFL full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great city, great university, great pay.

        Cons

        The Environmental department is not as good as those at top US universities.

        Advice to Management

        Do not give lifelong positions to non-faculty.

      • University on the rise

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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        I have been working at EPFL

        Pros

        The computer science department is on the rise, they have good labs already and are competitive in hiring. You can live well in Lausanne on the salary

        Cons

        The city itself is not very exciting, it can get boring sometimes. The culture is not quite like in the US, labs collaborate less.

        Advice to Management

        Encourage more collaboration between labs. Organize or encourage social events, to at least get the students to know each other across labs.

      • Excellent working environment

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at EPFL full-time

        Pros

        - a lot of resources - connections with the industry - vibrant startup community - life-work balance

        Cons

        - less working opportunities in Lausanne

      • Great university

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at EPFL

        Pros

        Good research environment, nice campus

        Cons

        Non english speaking outside university

      • An excellent place for study and work

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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        I worked at EPFL

        Pros

        Excellent salary. Pretty well-organized. Flexibility of the working hours. Excellent weather both in summer and winter. An excellent language center to improve English, French, German and Italian. A good source for complementary career courses and workshops.

        Cons

        Some courses were taught in French, might not cover all the international students or staff.

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        Post Doc

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Irving, TX

        I have been working at EPFL

        Pros

        International environment, collaborative and so friendly

        Cons

        You don't get working permis by doing postdoc

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