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University of Twente Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Pros
  • De UT is een mooi gebied om te werken vooral in de beveiliging (in 3 reviews)

  • Goede werkomstandigheden, veel vrijheid en ontwikkelingsmogelijkheden (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Afhankelijk van in welke faculteit of gebied men werkzaam is kan de communicatie vooral met de docenten erg ongestructureerd verlopen (in 3 reviews)

  • This university is near the city of Enschede which is a small city compared to Amsterdam and other big cities of Netherlands (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "fantastic!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work indeed!

    Cons

    no cons I can remember!


  2. "Phd stud"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Twente part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice environment, good management, experts

    Cons

    expensive restaurant on the campus


  3. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Enschede (Netherlands)

    I have been working at University of Twente (Less than a year)

    Pros

    young and dynamic, cutting edge majors

    Cons

    coursework not so well organized


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  5. "Student assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Twente part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible and a relative high pay. All the staff and professors are very open

    Cons

    As an SA there weren't that many cons, I was completely in charge of my own schedule


  6. "University of Twente"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Twente full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and Worldwide, innovative technologies, societal impact, human factors, smart environment, rich campus facilities, quiet nature, affordable housing, small scale teaching arrangements

    Cons

    Peripheral location, regional scope mainly, campus as local village, walls between faculties, too much overhead, weak international policies, diversity in student population still weak.

    Advice to Management

    Target talents at a global scale


  7. "My Short Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful campus, good working environment, well resolved organizational issues.

    Cons

    Food at the cantine calls for improvement.


  8. "Researcher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Enschede (Netherlands)

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    There are hardly any negative points.


  9. "PhD University Twente"

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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Enschede (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    - recognized research groups
    - new laboratories and offices
    - good environment (green pretty practical campus)

    Cons

    - geographically hard to access (Enschede far from the other cities)


  10. "Very International, Great and active organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Twente full-time

    Pros

    International University which is research oriented and has a good student culture.
    Perfect Work Life Balance

    Cons

    A bit far from the rest of the big cities, but in a calm city which is quite vibrant for its size.


  11. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Enschede (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good research environment, nice swimming pool and sports center

    Cons

    in a small town, noneuropeans detached from Dutch culture

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work!


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