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RWTH Aachen University Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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RWTH Aachen University Rector Ernst M. Schmachtenberg
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  • Die Befristung selbst ist kein Problem (in 2 reviews)

  • Allerdings kann eine Promotion auch mal ein paar Monate l (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.


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  5. "hiwi job, better than nothing"

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

    Pros

    10 euro per hour, you can work 10 hours per week

    Cons

    it is hard to get a position.


  6. "Gutes Arbeitsklima mit Gutes Gehalt"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Aachen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Aachen (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gutes Gehalt, Gutes Arbeitsklima
    The salary is according to TV-L system with all the social benefits. This is better compared to Max-Planck institutes where they try to offer fellowships with out any social benefits to save money.

    Cons

    The RWTH Aachen University is very good in terms of reputation but they should offer future job offers,
    Postdocs always get short term work contracts. They should think to offer longer work contracts.


  7. "Good opportunities for personal growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aachen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aachen (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The university and the institute In work in are well known and have a lot of good connections with other research institutes and industrial partners. The possibility to participate to big research project allows for good personal growth, both technical and organizational.

    Cons

    The pressure during some particular moments is quite high. When working on different projects at the same time it is hard to maintain a good balance between work and private life.


  8. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Aachen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Aachen (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good institutes in electrical engineering and physics.
    In most of the engineering institutes, they offer full contract which is completely enough for a PhD student.

    Cons

    Like other universities in Germany, it is difficult to find a permanent position in that.
    Lack of German knowledge can be problematic in a long period.


  9. "Post doc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You have freedom and flexibility.

    Cons

    No perspective, short term contracts.


  10. "Hiwi"

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

    Pros

    Good for improvement and can balance the study and the life.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little difficult and tired. The payment is not too high.


  11. "RWTH Aachen as postdoc"

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    Bad facilities, bad management, low pay.



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