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"Great name, but there are lots of opportunities for improvement"

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Former Employee - Junior Researcher
Former Employee - Junior Researcher
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at Vlerick full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- good work-life balance
- diverse work
- overall great atosphere amongst colleagues
- World famous in Belgium (but not beyond)

Cons

- low and stagnant pay
- PhD opportunities pretty much non-existent for researchers, because of lack of funding and time.
- reserachers are seen a cheap and replacable resource
- great academic claims by manangement, yet little academic output.
- average ranking

Advice to Management

- Create growth opportunities for ambitous reseachers.
- Be honest about PhD opportunities
- the partnership structure makes it a slow organisation with a lot of conflicting interests. Too many little kingdoms.

Other Employee Reviews for Vlerick

  1. "Good place to work - if you like research"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Ghent (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Intern in Ghent (Belgium)
    Recommends

    Pros

    -interesting competence centres
    -top professors as well as high-level business leaders associated with the school
    -school focusses on networking and entrepreneurship

    Cons

    -students recruited are sometimes not top-class
    -it is not yet the top-school, but it is growing
    -ghent and leuven are nice cities, but maybe not attractive from a global point of view

    Advice to Management

    -try to recruit more top international students, improve the student hiring process


  2. "Once great place to work. No longer."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ghent (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ghent (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vlerick full-time

    Pros

    - Independent nature of work
    - Lots of learning opportunities
    - great colleagues

    Cons

    Mostly related to the policy on research:
    - focus on research being profitable (rather than a cost)
    - drain of these past years without replacement has left Vlerick without experienced researchers
    - PhDs are not kept around, contributing to the loss of experience
    - no slack given for writing proposals, yet it is expected to be funded for 150% of your time
    - no slack given, or guidance giving for writing high-end publications, yet A* publications are expected
    - professors are so overloaded with teaching that research is dropped

    Other points:
    - heavy favouritism (business over research, some people over others)
    - research is an investment, a cost. not a profit post
    - work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone equally. if you want overtime done, pay for it.

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