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Freie Universität Berlin Reviews

Updated 25 Aug 2019

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3.9
89%
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Freie Universität Berlin CEO Peter-André Alt
Peter-André Alt
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible Arbeitszeiten, freie Tutorienwahl, bezahlte Semesterferien(in 7 reviews)

  • "Freiheit in inhaltlicher Schwerpunktsetzung und Einteilung(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 4 reviews)

  • "Befristet, niedriger Gehalt als in der Industrie(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "PhD student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Freie Universität Berlin full-time

    Pros

    One of the best Universities in Germany. Well structured education programs

    Cons

    Racial Discrimination is still highly prevalent in Germany and this University has no exception form it as well

    Freie Universität Berlin2019-08-25
  2. "TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin part-time

    Pros

    Always looking for new TAs to hire

    Cons

    The pay is not great

    Freie Universität Berlin2019-03-18
  3. "Good science, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin full-time

    Pros

    Great scientific environment. Super smart people. Very innovative. Great offer of courses. Quite non-German speaking-friendly.

    Cons

    Administration is a mess. There're over complicated procedures and not enough employees, so every reimbursement takes ages. Same for the IT department. Other disadvantages same as for any science related job: fixed term contracts, big workload, etc.

    Freie Universität Berlin2019-03-13
  4. "Meteorology - Decent"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Berlin

    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Relaxed working culture - Good industry ties

    Cons

    - Not social - Not very active (invited speakers, poster days, etc)

    Freie Universität Berlin2019-03-12
  5. "phd"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin part-time

    Pros

    good professors and resourses there are also some conferences or workshops

    Cons

    organization for science and study is not that well

    Freie Universität Berlin2019-01-29
  6. "PhD - Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin

    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work / Life balance A lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Passive atmosphere Lack in communication Partially archaic organization

    Freie Universität Berlin2018-09-28
  7. "Stable but wage policy not up with times."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin part-time

    Pros

    Stable, with paid holidays, good future prospects for some.

    Cons

    Really depends on the position you work in

    Freie Universität Berlin2018-06-02
  8. "Postdoctoral fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Freie Universität Berlin full-time

    Pros

    Great science, great colleagues, great students.

    Cons

    Administration is a little bit hard to deal with.

    Freie Universität Berlin2018-05-14
  9. "not good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin full-time

    Pros

    people are really nice and friendly

    Cons

    the overall system is really complicated

    Freie Universität Berlin2018-03-06
  10. "Post Doctoral Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Post Doc in Berlin
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly collaborative and international environment, with all the positives of the German work ethic

    Cons

    As a scientist, the focus the university places on the humanities could sometimes be frustrating

    Freie Universität Berlin2017-10-28
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