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Max Planck Institute Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Max Planck Institute Scientific Director Sibylle Günter
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Pros
  • good working environment, well- equipped, state of the art technologies, value for knowledge (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of people doing great research whom you can work with and learn a lot (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • In my group freedom of choosing a research project was rather limited (in 2 reviews)

  • Es wird einiges von den Arbeitnehmern gefordert (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "PhD student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Max Planck Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great research institution. Amazing equipment and resources.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, life/work balance could be improved.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Max Planck Institute part-time

    Pros

    great environment, great colleagues , prestigious institute!

    Cons

    nothing I can remember as cons

  3. "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


  4. 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


  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. "postdoc position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn lot

    Cons

    sometime is a bit to stress


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work timings, steep learning curve

    Cons

    the institute is too far

  8. "Postdoc job at MPI Bad Nauheim"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Bad Nauheim (Germany)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Bad Nauheim (Germany)
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Max Planck Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are given the freedom to work the hours that you choose and the institute is very well funded and equipes.

    Cons

    The environment can be very competitive and the hours that you are required to work can be very long. You also will have to work a substantial number of weekends


  9. "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


  10. "Research Scholar"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Germany)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Germany)
    Recommends
    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!


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