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  1. "aspirant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FWO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary, freedom, research allowance, generous packages

    Cons

    not many chances to improve salary; little chances to land a permanent job afterwards


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of freedom during research

    Cons

    this job has no specific disadvantages

  3. "Working at a dissertation in affiliation with a Flemish university"

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    Current Employee - FWO Researcher in Leuven (Belgium)
    Current Employee - FWO Researcher in Leuven (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to determine your own time and your own progress. Many extra opportunities for networking and international development.

    Cons

    Little direct contact with the employer or with the colleagues. The supervision and motivation can be lacking at times. Given the lack of residency requirement, the salty at times is unadapted


  4. "Nice funding"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leuven (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leuven (Belgium)
    Recommends

    I have been working at FWO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice salary, flexible working time, 1-year overseas mobility

    Cons

    Short-period, hard to renew, personnel management is not efficient


  5. "it is basically a military centered setup but with civil workmanship"

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    Current Contractor - Assistant Manager
    Current Contractor - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FWO as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    facilities
    authorities
    opportunities to do experiments at site

    Cons

    less exposure to professional methods


  6. "Perfect employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Not really a company, funding agency for graduate research. All about your reseach, your 'everyday employer' is the (Flemish) university where you conduct your research.

    Cons

    None. You know not to expect the same perks you would get in a private company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "ultieme kans voor jonge onderzoekers"

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    Current Employee - Aspirant in Leuven (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Aspirant in Leuven (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FWO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ultieme kans voor jonge onderzoekers

    Cons

    zoals altijd in academia is er een hoge publicatiedruk en primeert kwantiteit boven kwaliteit wat erg jammer is

  8. "Doctoraatstudent met FWO-beurs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Antwerp (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Antwerp (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FWO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    De student geniet een erg hoge mate van zelfstandigheid en onafhankelijkheid t.o.v. andere doctoraatsstudenten

    Cons

    Het FWO volgt de arbeidsomstandigheden van de student niet nauw op. Deze worden bepaald door de onderzoeksgroep waarin hij werkt en stroken niet altijd met de waarden die het FWO uitdraagt (Woon-werk balans, voldoende vakantie, ...)