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Updated August 9, 2017
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University of the Saarland President Volker Linneweber
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  1. "Master thesis student"

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

    I worked at University of the Saarland full-time

    Pros

    International atmosphere, learn cutting edge stuff and get to work on them as well.

    Cons

    Can be super theoretical. Need to learn and dictate learning pace on your own.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    state of the art research, flexible hours, relatively decent salary, good collegaues, nice office

    Cons

    too hot office, toilets not nice

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Actively participate in the Current Research going on in the group
    - Contacts with the research group people and more opportunities
    - High research motivation

    Cons

    - Less Practical help
    - Less company like environment


  4. "Computer Science Research Assistent"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of the Saarland part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment
    Very friendly co-workers
    Can work nearly form anywhere
    Great way to earn a bit of money while studying

    Cons

    Lots of different possible jobs as a research assistant. How great the job is in the end, depends largely on what job exactly one does.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the computer science department going and make it even more famous! It is one of the best places to study CS. Keep this up!


  5. "Saaland University is an excellent research center in the field of Computer Science."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Saarbrücken (Germany)

    I worked at University of the Saarland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. State of the art infrastructure.
    2. Opportunities to work on highly innovative projects.

    Cons

    1. Nothing to mention during my period of study.


  6. "good place"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good research facility, sufficient funding from DFG (German research council)

    Cons

    the city Saarbrucken is a little bit boring, too much politics and administration
    permanent employees like secretary, technicians does work efficiently


  7. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of the Saarland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Ideal environment to concentrate on your work.
    - Amazing computer science faculty
    - All the administrative tasks are done quickly
    - Very friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    - Only location in Saarbrucken

  8. "?"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Former Employee - Tutor in Saarbrücken (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of the Saarland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    International environment and a good place to work.

    Cons

    no. Cons :) in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Good


  9. "Post-doctoral researcher in computer science"

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

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

    Pros

    creative and inspiring environment, many top-class institution,

    Cons

    The university is not well-balanced, areas outside CS do not meet the high standards and
    suffer from under-funding.


  10. "Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generally relaxed atmosphere, decent work-life balance, decent pay (contracted at 65%), relatively flexible working hours, nice self-contained campus, opportunity to do interdisciplinary research

    Cons

    Not international at all (very difficult for international researchers to communicate with the administration or go about their daily life without a good knowledge of German, all forms that need to be filled out are in German), creeping feelings of loneliness and exclusion (co-workers always talk in German even in your presence), lack of sensitivity, far too much bureaucracy, lots of office politics and cronyism (with management having already picked their favorites a long time ago), an 'in-crowd' feel among co-workers, the higher you go, the less diversity you see (almost every professor is German-born), great research-teaching divide (many top researchers have no clue about how to conduct a class), you get paid at a 65% contract but are expected to be working full time, the city is too small and the closest major airport is nearly 3 hours away

    Advice to Management

    Create a positive work environment, stop (or at least limit) favoritism, encourage sensitivity training related to conducting meetings and communicating feedback in ethnically and racially diverse environments, internationalize your work groups by presenting English-language service to international researchers


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