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TU Munich Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  • r eine Dissertation muss man sich selber heraus nehmen (in 4 reviews)

  • Wenn man sich auf professioneller Ebene entwickeln will, muss (in 3 reviews)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Assistent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TU Munich part-time

    Pros

    Nice and friendly colleagues. Nice cantine

    Cons

    Long hours, many students, a lot of procrastination


  6. "Working as a Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter (PhD candidate) in the Informatik department"

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    Current Employee - Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter (PhD Candidate) in Garching b.München (Germany)
    Current Employee - Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter (PhD Candidate) in Garching b.München (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Flexible working hour.
    + Possibility to work from home.
    + Freedom for research.
    + Register as a student can get a lot of discounts for many things (only applicable to PhD candidates for 6 semester only though).
    + Academic licenses for many software.
    + Free access for numerous journals/publication databases.
    + Free courses offered by LRZ center.
    + Great team, lots of help and support for ideas/research, exchange of information.

    Cons

    - In the IT field, salary in academia is lower than most industry jobs of course, but this is not a huge problem for me considering I am getting a degree after some years and I can enjoy all the flexibility, freedom and benefits.
    - Can only take long vacation during semester breaks (due to teaching duties).

    Advice to Management

    My group has flat management layout and open door policy. Head of the chair (chief Professor) and all other professors are directly accessible by everyone working in the chair. I find it very comfortable and productive this way.


  7. "You are all alone"

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

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, nice infrastructure

    Cons

    You are all alone in your Phd! That is why about 15% quit after a couple of months

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to Phd students

  8. "MSCE Student"

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

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly environment in the heart of the city
    - Great industrial relationships
    - Educated people

    Cons

    - Not so much guidance while studying. You are on your own.
    - Not enough notification from the administration.

    Advice to Management

    They must be more entertained when a student tries to find an accommodation. It is the student's worst nightmare in Munich.


  9. "Master Student"

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

    I have been working at TU Munich full-time

    Pros

    In the heart of Europe

    Cons

    Too many students, lack of interest


  10. "Place of Academia"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TU Munich (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very focused place suitable for self-driven students seeking and affordable education.

    Cons

    Nothing worth writing about here.


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