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TU Munich Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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  • r eine Dissertation muss man sich selber heraus nehmen (in 4 reviews)

  • Verwaltung setzt sich nicht in die Rolle der Wissenschaftler hinein und versteht nicht immer ihre Belange (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Phd for jump starting carreer in academics or private sector"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TU Munich part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent reputation, efficient administration, good labs, good Graduate school.
    Of course, this all depends in which faculty and which group you are.

    Cons

    Campus Garching: No shopping possibilities, limited opportunities to eat, especially when working late.


  2. "PhD candidate. Teaching assistant."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great workplace, lots of resources, much freedom (depending on the department), prestige Uni in Germany.

    Cons

    Relatively far from Munich centre, public sector salaries, very hard to stay in academia (TU obviously not at fault here).

  3. "Large, bureaucratic university"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at TU Munich full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you know how the politics work and are willing to play, you can work relatively freely

    Cons

    High workload and bureaucracy, partly questionable research ethics


  4. "PhD"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free time and academic environment

    Cons

    It's a long way to get into compus


  5. "Super"

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

    Pros

    Super and Flexible working environment in addition to having fun

    Cons

    Maybe not the best environment for laziness


  6. "TUM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top Technical University in Germany

    Cons

    possibilities of career progression are very limited


  7. "(HiWi) Student Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TU Munich part-time

    Pros

    Working as a student research assistant gives you a lot of flexibility!
    You can arrange your working hours and the project deadlines are pretty fair scheduled.

    Cons

    Everything needs to be done by yourself, people who are supervising your job already have so many things to do in their jobs that they don't have enough time to give you a deep advice if you are struggling with some task.

    The payment is not the best, you could get paid better at a company, but still is a good opportunity to start, especially if you want to follow an academic career.

  8. "Postdoc at TUM"

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

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time

    Pros

    international reputation of the university, excellent environment for career advancement (e.g. through research collaborations, own project funding, etc.)

    Cons

    salary restrictions due to German TV-L system, still no good career advancement opportunities for TUM PhDs (new tenure track system focuses exclusively on external candidates)

    Advice to Management

    more flexibility in career development opportunities: it is nice to hire high potential from outside on tenure-track positions, but there should be (limited) opportunities also for excellent internal candidates


  9. "Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Garching b.München (Germany)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Garching b.München (Germany)

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have good infrastructure.

    Cons

    They have crazy beurocracy.


  10. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TU Munich full-time

    Pros

    Generous annual leave (30 days), flexible working arrangement and excellent facilities and equipment.

    Cons

    Long hours at times, very inadequate travel allowances when visiting conferences, particularly when travelling to the US, that often don't cover even 3 star hotels


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