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The Graduate Institute Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. "nice"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at The Graduate Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good place to learn things

    Cons

    a bit tough to stay there


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    - salary
    - possibility to work remotely

    Cons

    - tax
    - only for short-term engagement


  3. "Great place, though sometimes bureaucracy is a downer."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Graduate Institute part-time

    Pros

    Nice schedule and people, interesting environment.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy may come sometimes into some of your worst nightmares... Though probably it is mostly because of the canton regulations, and not the institute.


  4. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Graduate Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    interesting positions with good saleries

    Cons

    culture is very authoritarian and isolating

    Advice to Management

    open up!


  5. "Alumni Project Officer"

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    Current Employee - Alumni Project Officer in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Alumni Project Officer in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance with flexibility.

    Cons

    It is difficult to work with the administration who works either at snail speed or with little customer service vocation. HR also provides little information on your benefits as employee. Very hierarchical with no appreciation of possible ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the abilities of the people you hire.


  6. "Great School"

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Good opportunites of career afterwards
    - top professors
    - Good professor to student ratio
    - variety of classes
    - stimulating atmosphere thanks to other student

    Cons

    - you must manage by yourself especially for administration
    - Geneva is deadly expensive
    - No possibility to make a practical master thesis in a company


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Personnel administratif difficile, mais collègues du département de soutien"

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    Former Employee - Assistant de recherche in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Assistant de recherche in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Graduate Institute part-time (More than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Si vous êtes un étudiant travaillant dans votre département comme un assistant de recherche, c'est une bonne occasion de travailler sur des projets de recherche universitaires dans votre domaine.

    Cons

    Il est difficile de travailler avec l'administration; tout fonctionne à la vitesse d'escargot et l'idée de service à la clientèle n'existe pas pour environ 90% du personnel. Mais, cela est principalement limitée à l'administration; au sein des départements et des unités de recherche, il y a une atmosphère beaucoup plus positive.

    Advice to Management

    Soyez moins hiérarchique. Prendre pour acquis les étudiants est un gros point négatif pour votre succès à long terme et de l'image de la marque.