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Updated February 17, 2017
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  • re ist sehr gut, normalerweise hat jeder eine einzelne B (in 3 reviews)

  • good working environment, well- equipped, state of the art technologies, value for knowledge (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Max Planck Institute part-time

    Pros

    great environment, great colleagues , prestigious institute!

    Cons

    nothing I can remember as cons


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    outside US was not too bad

    Advice to Management

    thanks


  3. Helpful (1)

    "mostly good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very nice facilities, exceptionally talented and intelligent colleagues, very flexible work schedule in terms of time off, great access to financial resources to buy chemicals and equipment

    Cons

    rigid bureaucracy, lack of any motivation to change or adapt to current technology, some of the personal can be extremely difficult to work with day to day

    Advice to Management

    try to value your workers time as much as you do the machinery and equipment that they use and operate


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  5. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice research environment for PhD students

    Cons

    Sometimes extremely competitive, people tend to work overnight


  6. "Nice place"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student - Stipend in Cologne (Germany)
    Current Employee - PhD Student - Stipend in Cologne (Germany)
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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Max Planck Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working place
    Great facilities
    Great people
    Lots of freedom

    Cons

    Stipend conditions
    Far away from city

    Advice to Management

    Better conditions for technical support personel, more people are needed


  7. "Research Scholar"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Germany)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Germany)
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Max Planck Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Remarkable research funding, efficient staff

    Cons

    small town setting can become claustrophobic at times, and the culture of German bureaucracy/forms can try even the most phlegmatic character

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  8. "nice research enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

    I worked at Max Planck Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    have nice working environment, great colleagues, friendly to international employee.

    Cons

    not enough room to grow.


  9. "PhD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    international environment, high impact factor publications, great workshops

    Cons

    Extremely competitive, working life balance is a con


  10. "Postdoc research fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Max Planck Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great supports to conferences.

    Cons

    Lack of permanent positions.


  11. "perfect student job in Berlin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Max Planck Institute part-time

    Pros

    work in a small team on a dedicated research project
    gain reseach experience and learn skills
    relaxed and stimulating work environment

    Cons

    some research tasks can be quite repetitive and tiring



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