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ETH Zurich CEO Lino Guzzella
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  1. "Great employer with great values"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ETH Zurich part-time

    Pros

    Structured, family friendly environment with very nice employees and a good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Decisions take a long time and long (but good) discussions.

    Advice to Management

    None. They're amazing.

    ETH Zurich2017-11-03
  2. "not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ETH Zurich part-time

    Pros

    Great salary, interesting work (depending on lab)

    Cons

    Swiss mentality can be a turn off,

    ETH Zurich2017-09-15
  3. "Doctoral candidate at ETH Zurich"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at ETH Zurich full-time

      Pros

      Best pay in the world, high quality of life,

      Cons

      none at all that I could see

      ETH Zurich2017-05-11
    • "Postdoc"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at ETH Zurich full-time

        Pros

        Excellent compensation and pension plan.

        Cons

        Health insurance not provided.

        ETH Zurich2017-01-29
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        "TA"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at ETH Zurich part-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        High salary per hour. approximately 30/hour

        Cons

        Need to prepare really good to give courses to students

        ETH Zurich2016-12-07
      • "one of the top tech schools in the world"

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        Former Employee - PhD Candidate 
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        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at ETH Zurich

        Pros

        - exciting place to work with modern infrastructure - lots of freedom to do cool stuff - very entrepreneurial culture with great student initiatives

        Cons

        - to work here, you need a lot of intrinsic motivation - wrong place if you like being micro managed ;)

        ETH Zurich2016-09-15
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        "Oberassistent"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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        Positive Outlook

        I worked at ETH Zurich

        Pros

        One of the best universities on the east side of the Atlantic, with the ghost of Einstein wandering the lovely stone walls. Great speakers and academic visitors always stopping by for seminars for the [sic] ETH and the public. This University has world class, top notch, heavy thinkers--there is much to be learned and enjoyed there. The ETH daycare, Kikri, was the best part of working there if you are lucky enough...

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        Cons

        -Permanent positions are exceedingly difficult to come by--ETH is usually a stepping stone in your career, but a good one. - Finding a place to live in Zurich will probably be the hardest thing you will ever do in your life! Treat apartment applications like you would one for your most coveted job! - The Swiss can be slow to warm up to you and learning the local language is close to impossible while holding down...

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        ETH Zurich2016-08-20
      • "Well Funded Research Environment"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at ETH Zurich full-time

        Pros

        In general, science in Switzerland is well-funded, and the institute has many in-house programs for obtaining funding. The core facilities and resources are a good idea in theory, but competition for centralized services (IT, flow cytometry, etc) is high.

        Cons

        The BSSE environment feels a bit more like a company than a university -- though perhaps this is because we share a location and many employees with Roche, Novartis, Syngenta, etc.

        ETH Zurich2015-08-27
      • "Teaching Assistant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at ETH Zurich

        Pros

        Flexible work hours, interaction with students, you are completely free in composing your lectures as long as the students are prepared for the exam at the end of the semester.

        Cons

        Salary is low copared to the invested time. If you are very engaged in your work, the students will contact you with questions throughout the week, but you wont be recompensated for extra time.

        ETH Zurich2014-10-22
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        "Very good university"

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        Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lake Zurich, IL
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        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at ETH Zurich full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        High quality research and people

        Cons

        There are no bad things

        Advice to Management

        none

        ETH Zurich2014-04-12
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