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Updated January 3, 2018
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  1. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Srudent in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Srudent in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Coimbra (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good courses, professors and researchers
    Quality students, and research groups to develop scientific projects

    Cons

    Reasonable conditions to study and work in a research lab
    Lacking more logistic and organization

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Working at UC - a short review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Coimbra full-time

    Pros

    Good and relaxed environment to develop your career

    Cons

    Lot of stakeholders pushing different agendas

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the management process

  3. "salary not changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good salary on average compared

    Cons

    no bonus or changing for a lot of years


  4. "Good for newly graduated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Coimbra full-time

    Pros

    Good possibility to establish our own schedule with work, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Salary does not go up


  5. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Coimbra part-time

    Pros

    The people are very friendly

    Cons

    The salaries could be better


  6. "Not growth well, can't count on future"

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    Former Employee - Android Developer in Shīrāz, Fars (Iran)
    Former Employee - Android Developer in Shīrāz, Fars (Iran)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Coimbra full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Good place
    At center of city

    Cons

    Low salary
    Vision for future projects


  7. "Just a PhD student"

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

    I have been working at University of Coimbra full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good supervisor accompaniment and very interesting research.

    Cons

    High burocracy and low salary.

  8. "IT Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Coimbra full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Compensation and Very good facilities

    Cons

    Senior Management.
    It is not the place for merely money-driven professionals.


  9. "A nice starting point"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Coimbra full-time

    Pros

    - Public sector, which means payments are guaranteed, no hardships
    - Work hours are respected and pre defined, no overtime.

    Cons

    - Fixed payment, no career progression


  10. "You have no chance to evolve in a proper career being a researcher."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Coimbra full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - 7 developers working on a project
    - PM was part of the development team
    - efficient management, even by ourselves and the teacher advisor
    - young and proactive team, things went smooth most of the times
    - we get to choose our tools as long as they were free ...
    - we could suggest some improvements and some point of views were taken into account
    - the solution/project was quite complete, professional and with efficient management, close to what happens in a company (it wasn't a typical R&D project, at all)

    Cons

    - Long time waiting for meetings with operational groups
    - Consequent delay on requirements analysis
    - Information Systems doesn't always answers correctly to the University's needs

    Advice to Management

    - Things must be planed looking into the future and not only to answer the present needs...
    - University has a lot of potencial to growth, but unfortunately a great % of the workers are merely researchers, and nobody can stand that situation for too long, with the same outcome, without benefits, etc.
    So, you have literally or little opportunity to evolve in your career, unless the University opens up some jobs in the public sector.


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