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RWTH Aachen University Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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RWTH Aachen University Rector Ernst M. Schmachtenberg
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Pros
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten als Hiwi, sehr eigenverantwortliches arbeiten, abwechslungsreiche Aufgabenfelder, viele M (in 9 reviews)

  • tigkeiten, Einblick in den aktuellen Stand der Forschung (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Aachen is a relative "small town" (in 3 reviews)

  • Like other universities in Germany, it is difficult to find a permanent position in that (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great for leaning and practice"

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

    I worked at RWTH Aachen University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment with nice colleagues. A good place to learn new technologies and earning experiences. Good for resume.

    Cons

    The salary is low for students and finding someone in case that you need help is not so easy because everyone is busy.


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    "To much time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Much time to do nonsense

    Cons

    No career oppotnunities. Public service

  3. "one of eleven elite "Universities of Excellence" in Germany"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    nice place to do research.

    Cons

    small town, less opportunity compared to big cities.


  4. "Great opportunity to improve your self"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RWTH Aachen University full-time

    Pros

    - no work time limit
    - great communication with colleague

    Cons

    - working time actually longer, as there are lots of things to read and lean
    - you never know exactly your topic of dissertation at the very beginning


  5. "Good research incubator"

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    Current Employee - Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in Aachen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in Aachen (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RWTH Aachen University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good and novel research ideas are always welcome in RWTH environment. There is enough scope for startups and innovation.

    Cons

    More active interface with industry is needed in the sense that jobmesse must be organized more often.

    Advice to Management

    Great flexibility in work environment. Thank you!


  6. "Post Doc"

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

    I have been working at RWTH Aachen University part-time

    Pros

    if you chef is smart you can work on your topic and as well in a project that allows you to test your hypotheses

    Cons

    otherwise you need to make some administration and teaching staff that can take a lot of time. So maybe a scholarship is an option

    Advice to Management

    This university has a lot of money. if you are not managing to make PhD in 3-5 years they will find a way to pay you some years more. But with additional tasks


  7. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Aachen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Aachen (Germany)
    Recommends

    I have been working at RWTH Aachen University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good working conditions
    Insurance is good
    Going to conferences is good

    Cons

    Knowing of german language
    Bad weather
    Life style here is not good

  8. "Student Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Studentische Hilfskraft in Aachen (Germany)
    Former Employee - Studentische Hilfskraft in Aachen (Germany)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RWTH Aachen University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great research equipment and opportunities
    Excellent guest speakers and seminars
    Welcoming Team and great atmosphere
    Very good support and flexibility for students

    Cons

    As i was only employed as a student assistant researcher i cannot really complain about anything other than my contract was not extended due to insufficient funds for my further engagement with the project.


  9. "RWTH HiWi"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Aachen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Aachen (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RWTH Aachen University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent ability to gain orking experience during your studies, you can participate in various research projects which are interesting and up-to-date.

    Cons

    Cannot say there are cons. Maybe: it is difficult to find a job on the last year of studies. So, better to start looking for a position earlier.


  10. "Good but not the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Salary
    good location
    cheap city

    Cons

    No structure
    unfriendly atmosphere
    no support
    bad weather


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