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Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. "Wissenschaftlicher Assistent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZHAW full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, team, salary

    Cons

    Sometimes bureaucracy can be too much


  2. "interesting work at interface between academia and industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    highly experienced co workers
    flexible working hours
    interesting projects with partners in academia and industry

    Cons

    limited growth possibilities
    administrative processes sometimes still too much suited for a school

    Advice to Management

    management has recognised need for change and is on very good track


  3. "Head of Center of Analytical and Physical Chemistry"

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    Current Employee - Head of Center of Analytical and Physical Chemistry in Wädenswil (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Head of Center of Analytical and Physical Chemistry in Wädenswil (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ZHAW full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    University - freedome to think.

    Cons

    Low salaries, no carrier option, low quality of Managment


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  5. "Researcher"

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

    Pros

    - great combination of research and industry
    - many fascinating projects to grow professionally and expand skills in various applications
    - Profs & colleagues from the top companies support juniors when needed
    - projects and networking could lead to wide job opportunities in the future
    - Very welcoming, professional, reliable, friendly colleagues, informal atmosphere
    - flexible working hours/home office
    - green campus, calm place allowing for full concentration
    - 10 % of time for research in any desired area/publications
    - 1 day off per year for relocation
    - generous holidays
    Overall, one of the best places to get first experience after bachelor's or master's.

    Cons

    - No permanent contract for my position
    - Short cafeteria opening hours, but plenty of restaurants nearby
    - Some teaching duties, which are fine, but students are sometimes unmotivated to learn

    Advice to Management

    Doing great, keep it up!


  6. "research"

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    Former Employee - Senior Researcher
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it is reach and with non aware of project engagement duty with researchers

    Cons

    non clear policy for permanent positions


  7. "Good place to work during university and maybe shortly after"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Winterthur (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Winterthur (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This applies only to my research group within the School of Management and Law. Since it is a university, culture varies greatly between the research groups and faculties.
    * Very flexible when it comes to working part-time, e.g. during a masters degree. I was able to sometimes not have to show up for 2-3 weeks and compensate later if necessary.
    * You can pursue your own research if you manage to get funding. Good help to get funding
    * My team had a great culture

    Cons

    This does only apply to the School of Management and Law. Upper management is way too controlling. We lost many good colleagues because they were fed up with fighting to hire researchers for projects they had funding for and left. Requests that should be able to be decided by the line manager get denied regularly and it sometimes takes months to get permission for trivial stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Give more competences to the professors.


  8. "Good infrastructure"

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    Current Employee - Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeitar in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeitar in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great platform for finding business patners, research, very supportive of my own projects. I look forward to continuing my work there.

    Cons

    IT support is relatively difficult, require use of PCs, rather than macs. Limited flexibility in this sense. Some commute from Zürich.

    Advice to Management

    IT support is relatively difficult, require use of PCs, rather than macs. Would be good to have more flexibility in choice of computers.


  9. "Dozent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wädenswil (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wädenswil (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ZHAW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Viel Flexibilität für eigene Ideen

    Cons

    Karrieremöglichkeit durch zuviele bestehende langjährige Besetzungen stark limitiert


  10. "Dozent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZHAW (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Arbeitsplatzsicherheit,
    akzeptabler Arbeitsplatz,
    Infrastruktur,
    Standort

    Cons

    Eine Verschwendung meiner Zeit (und von vielen Steuergeldern)
    Bürokratie und Autokratie
    schlechtes Management

    Advice to Management

    Guter Arbeitgeber, solange man tut, was einem gesagt wird.


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    "Forscher an der ZHAW"

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    Former Employee - Forschungsassistent in Winterthur (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Forschungsassistent in Winterthur (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Interessant Forschungsaufgaben.
    Heterogene Teams, die gut Zusammenarbeiten.
    Viel Freiheit, das Forschungsprojekt durchzuführen.

    Cons

    Teilweise kleine Projekte, die durch den Geldgeber dominiert sind.



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