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KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

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Pros
  • Very good location, very friendly working environment (in 13 reviews)

  • Free work environment, skilled co-workers, very good Work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • PHD STUDENTS ARE HEAVILY INVOLVED IN TEACHING DUTIES AND PROVIDED WITH NONCOMPARABLE SUPERVSION TIME (in 5 reviews)

  • Low salary compared to industry, slow improvement, low pension benefits, no work-life balance, very little social activities (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "PhD student"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KTH Royal Institute of Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a PhD student, you are mostly working with your supervisor but in general, KTH is very good place to study and work. The salaries, compared to Stockholm University and Karolinska Institute are higher. The Human Resource people are quick to respond.

    Cons

    My PhD supervisor was very opinionated so I had relatively less chance to learn outside my topic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in touch with PhD students on a more regular basis


  2. "good working condition"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at KTH Royal Institute of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very good working facilities and staff

    Cons

    some PhD supervisors are bad

    Advice to Management

    give the PhD student the opportunity to grate their supervisors

  3. "The heaven for office workers"

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    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends

    I worked at KTH Royal Institute of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and research freedom, can develop own ideas. Availability of technical personnel.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork despite a huge amount of administrative employees who are supposed to take care of that. Also, sometimes there is a lack of guidance due to supervisors are too focused on female students.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more money to research instead of administration.


  4. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KTH Royal Institute of Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good salary
    - Good infrastructure

    Cons

    - Some discrimination exhibited in a subtle manner
    - Too much work load
    - Poor management that will impact students
    - Poor team-working skills in big EU projects

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers and staff
    Have better screening process for PhD students


  5. "System Specialist"

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    Current Intern - Systems Development Senior Specialist in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Intern - Systems Development Senior Specialist in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KTH Royal Institute of Technology as an intern (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable, paid for by tax payers.

    Cons

    Institutionalized, nobody gives a ####

    Advice to Management

    Don't underestimate the potential of those who develop and keep your business up and running, especially if your workforce is top-of-the-line and is rapidly leaving you because you only reward your friends.
    You will only coast on prestige earned by past generations for a while, the world is getting smaller and smaller and your reputation that's printed on old papers ain't the same we share in real-time now.


  6. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KTH Royal Institute of Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ok salary, industry better paid though

    Cons

    Way to go for an ideal working environment

    Advice to Management

    Focus on humans


  7. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KTH Royal Institute of Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can learn at no cost by working here !

    Cons

    Kind of boring after few years, you will need to change to grow if you are not an academic personality !

  8. "PhD student at KTH"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I have been working at KTH Royal Institute of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great institution for graduate work - I am doing my PhD in the school of computer science, where we generally get lots of national and EU level funding. The equipment is state of the art and the supervision is on par with other international institutions.

    Cons

    The weather in Sweden tends to be a downer, with winters lasting until April or even May. KTH is the largest research institution in Sweden, and at times the environment can be quite competitive.


  9. "Postdoctoral researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I have been working at KTH Royal Institute of Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very flexible and free research environment, friendly people, nice location, quality experts

    Cons

    there is not much increasing space for young researches, poor salary and you need to get research funding for getting promotion


  10. "OK Job"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience. Chance to work with best researchers

    Cons

    Lots of politics, Salary much lower than market, Beurocracy

    Advice to Management

    Either hire only permanent people or give equal rights to the trmporary, Otherwise, you will loose their loyalty.


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