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Vlerick Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Once great place to work. No longer."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ghent (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ghent (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vlerick full-time

    Pros

    - Independent nature of work
    - Lots of learning opportunities
    - great colleagues

    Cons

    Mostly related to the policy on research:
    - focus on research being profitable (rather than a cost)
    - drain of these past years without replacement has left Vlerick without experienced researchers
    - PhDs are not kept around, contributing to the loss of experience
    - no slack given for writing proposals, yet it is expected to be funded for 150% of your time
    - no slack given, or guidance giving for writing high-end publications, yet A* publications are expected
    - professors are so overloaded with teaching that research is dropped

    Other points:
    - heavy favouritism (business over research, some people over others)
    - research is an investment, a cost. not a profit post
    - work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone equally. if you want overtime done, pay for it.


  2. "Great working experience!"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Lots of learning opportunities
    -Open and dynamic culture
    -autonomy
    -very friendly colleagues

    Cons

    -work-life balance is not so good..

  3. "Vlerick Business School"

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    Current Employee - Programme Manager in Ghent (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Programme Manager in Ghent (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vlerick full-time

    Pros

    - international environment
    - you can work independently
    - nice colleagues

    Cons

    - not a lot of opportunities to grow or make promotion


  4. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ghent (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ghent (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vlerick full-time

    Pros

    Company Culture, Open atmosphere, Get-done attitude

    Cons

    At this stage no negative points or remarks


  5. "Great school, great people, great jobs"

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

    I have been working at Vlerick full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, freedom, result oriented, customer delighted

    Cons

    Hard working, running on the tip of your toes


  6. "Marketing management student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ghent (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ghent (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vlerick (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very instructive and intensive year

    Cons

    Not all courses are well organized. They do not adapt to students who have an interview meeting. The interns are very badly organized and the MGM class gets a lot of privileges.


  7. "Great place to participate in challenging projects and learn new"

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    Former Employee - MBA Program Coordinator in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Former Employee - MBA Program Coordinator in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vlerick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Networking, you can participate in great events and project and therefore learn new.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, a lack of growth opportunities

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Ghent (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Ghent (Belgium)
    Recommends

    I worked at Vlerick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Great people. Amazing flexibility to follow your own research agenda. Encouraged to enter a Phd track.

    Cons

    Competitive student environment can be stressful at times. Can also make for some excellent students.

    Of course they can always pay more!

    Advice to Management

    Encourage the growth of research in more progressive areas outside of the traditional B-school world. Ethics, Sustainability, Ecommerce, etc.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Doesn't practice what it preaches"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Leuven (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Leuven (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vlerick full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's an academic environment but with a business edge; for people so inclined, it presents a nice balance. Among the researchers and more junior people, there is a good culture, and some of the senior people and professors are very open to mentorship.

    Cons

    As a business school, one would expect Vlerick to apply what it teaches, particularly in regards to people management. Nonetheless, the evaluation, promotion and compensation systems are very weak and intransparent. Futhermore, the most senior management completely ignores the juniors, barely even saying hello when they pass in the corridors.

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect to the juniors, and provide them with more regular insight on the overall activities and strategy of the school. Build a stronger mentoring system for juniors. Provide more clarity around the evaluation, promotion and compensation.


  10. "Great name, but there are lots of opportunities for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Junior Researcher
    Former Employee - Junior Researcher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vlerick full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good work-life balance
    - diverse work
    - overall great atosphere amongst colleagues
    - World famous in Belgium (but not beyond)

    Cons

    - low and stagnant pay
    - PhD opportunities pretty much non-existent for researchers, because of lack of funding and time.
    - reserachers are seen a cheap and replacable resource
    - great academic claims by manangement, yet little academic output.
    - average ranking

    Advice to Management

    - Create growth opportunities for ambitous reseachers.
    - Be honest about PhD opportunities
    - the partnership structure makes it a slow organisation with a lot of conflicting interests. Too many little kingdoms.


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