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Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Fraunhofer Gesellschaft President Reimund Neugebauer
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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft part-time

    Pros

    Great environment which cultures learning.

    Cons

    Low pay for research assistants


  2. Helpful (1)

    "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, multinational, well structured

    Cons

    bad management, employment and promotions are based on favoritism and personal relationships

  3. "Manufacturing Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Good and vibrant environment
    -Get to work with a lot of engineers
    -A good company to learn as an intern

    Cons

    -The projects take a longer process to finish, you won't finish it at the end of internship period


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    "Stop laying employees off as a solution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people were the best. Work Life balance great.
    Easy workload

    Cons

    Upper management needs to be put of notice and be given there walking papers. Company needs to manage money better, mass layoff every few years is not productive to their current employees the community and the state


  5. "Upper management of Fraunhofer USA CMB must go."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great cause, great people. Multicultural environment

    Cons

    Upper management does not have strategic vision. Massive layoffs happen every few year to patch the holes in the budget. meanwhile, they spent money on ridiculous things. The way upper management handles things just cries out loud for a law suit... sad.

    Advice to Management

    Save your face and walk away.


  6. "Software Developer / Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer/Research Assistant in Fairfield, IA
    Former Employee - Software Developer/Research Assistant in Fairfield, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Research based
    - Meet experienced researchers
    - Further education due to the head of the FOKUS is a professor working in TUB.
    - Amazing work place and Colleagues.

    Cons

    - Should be research oriented
    - Needs high concentration
    - If you are not in to research it is not a place I recommend.


  7. "an average company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This is the largest german research organization. They are making really good stuff, and leading lots of Innovation in the technical forefront.

    Cons

    But the culture for the company is not clear. The management is lacking of experience to manage a multi-national organization in an efficient way.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Emphasis on learning. Good team.

    Cons

    Remote location. No lunch at work.

    Advice to Management

    Make fair every year.


  9. "Great for college students"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - I am a college student who works at Fraunhofer part time during the school year and full time during the summer. They are great at working with my busy school schedule. They know that being successful in my classes is more important than working during the fall and spring semesters. That is very nice because it gives me the ability to work less on a week where I might have stressful exams or something along those lines.
    - The research they do is very interesting.
    - For the most part, the people are very friendly.

    Cons

    - I'm American, and the vast majority of people who work with me are from Germany (I work at one of the USA centers). That honestly is not a con for me, as I like all of them and enjoy learning more about what life is like in Germany, but it might be a con for some people.
    - Pay could be slightly better, but it's not bad


  10. "Research Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work place in Boston, close downtown; flexible work time; good work atmosphere.

    Cons

    I didn't feel some disadvantages in this company, maybe I didn't work here for a long time.


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