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University of Coimbra Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Assitant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Coimbra full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment and colleagues, very good graduate students to work with.

    Cons

    Big teaching loading and no research incentives

    Advice to Management

    Reduce teaching loading and increase research incentives.

  8. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Coimbra (More than a year)

    Pros

    The city is awesome. University is awesome. You should visit. The city is awesome. University is awesome. You should visit.

    Cons

    Pay very little, like any other Portuguese institution or company. Pay very little, like any other Portuguese institution or company.

    Advice to Management

    Improve salaries and parking spots. Improve salaries and parking spots. Improve salaries and parking spots. Improve salaries and parking spots.


  9. "Research"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Finite element analysis for structural and mechanical engineering

    Cons

    Short contracts and career progression


  10. "Great University and lovely city to live in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    People, both colleagues and supervisors are truthfully engaged in research knowledge and results. Great place to do your PhD in Chemistry.

    Cons

    Lack of updated resources and old facilities when it comes to research laboratories in the old part of the university


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