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Technical University of Denmark Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance, diversity and culture (in 10 reviews)

  • Very good working environment, flexible working hours, stress-free and attractive environment, organized company events, (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Not many opportunities for advancement, permanent positions are hard to come by, goes by a publish or die strategy (in 4 reviews)

  • Not the best place for a very fast career (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Technical University of Denmark full-time

    Pros

    Good package, acceptable salary, and good balance between work and life.

    Cons

    Bad management, negative rivalry, favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Change your mid level managers!


  2. "Great place to do a PhD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    + great access to faculty, no hierarchical obstacles
    + probably the best setup financially
    + no unnecessary pressuring

    Cons

    - you need to be motivated, because there is little to motivate you on the way
    - the travel/conference funds are rather limited
    - might be difficult to find friends among Danes


  3. "Every PhD is different"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Copenhagen (Denmark)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Technical University of Denmark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Doing a PhD in Machine Learning is a unique opportunity to learn more, develop new skills and keeping up with what is happening in this ever changing subject.

    The working environment is highly dependent on your supervisor and colleagues, make good relations with people and you will do great!

    Cons

    You will experience hard deadlines for submitting papers to conferences or journals, prepare for some crunch time in between.

    Advice to Management

    As a PhD you mostly manage yourself or you are somewhat managed by your supervisor. Picking a good supervisor is crucial for the three years if the PhD to be good.


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  5. "International Environment at DTU"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Technical University of Denmark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of foreigner. A very multicultural environment

    Cons

    Most of the position is contract based, difficult to get a more permanent position

    Advice to Management

    To attract more foreigner, there should be a way to secure a position more than 1-2 years contract


  6. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Copenhagen (Denmark)
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Technical University of Denmark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting people, Good benefits, Good University

    Cons

    Danish is a requirement for teaching BSc Students


  7. "Remarks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Technical University of Denmark full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons at the moment


  8. "Really nice environment and people"

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    Current Employee - Research Phd in Lyngby, Central Jutland (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Research Phd in Lyngby, Central Jutland (Denmark)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Technical University of Denmark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, diversity and culture. Good opportunities to meet very interesting people.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can think of


  9. "Flexible, perspective, nice atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Roskilde (Denmark)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Roskilde (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Technical University of Denmark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours
    - Opportunity for independent work,
    - A lot of networking and personal developement opportunities
    - Very good working atmosphere, international environment,
    - Nature and landscape of the campus

    Cons

    - The campus is located far from city center. There is no shops or markets nearby. The cantine is the only place where you can buy some, though very limited amount of food and extras.

    Advice to Management

    - It would e nice to make the campus even more acccessible, for example by employing more public transportation lines or by buying more company bikes.


  10. "From the perspective of a PhD student not entirely dedicated to an academic career ..."

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Technical University of Denmark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) a rich network of cross-disciplinary collaborators
    2) inspiring events, seminars and lectures, as well as really good courses
    3) flexible working schedule policy
    4) well-equipped facilities

    Cons

    1) limited options to pursue a non-academic career, but that depends on the field of studies


  11. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Store Lyngby (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Store Lyngby (Denmark)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Technical University of Denmark part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great compensation and learning experience.

    Cons

    Can be prevalent, depending on the course and its demands


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