University of Amsterdam Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 7 Dec 2020

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University of Amsterdam Chairman Executive Board Louise Gunning
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  1. "good employer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Professor in Amsterdam

    I have been working at University of Amsterdam full-time

    Pros

    nice colleagues, agreeable location, work-life balance very good

    Cons

    promotion difficult; unequal workload for staff

  2. "Project coordinator"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Amsterdam

    I have been working at University of Amsterdam full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work-life balance, a big focus on no burn-out and mental health

    Cons

    very bureaucratic, no growth opportunities, salaries are not based on performance


  3. "great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Intern in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Amsterdam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good environment Great Atmosphere Work-Life balance

    Cons

    Nothing I could think of

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  4. "Great dynamic place"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Amsterdam
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Amsterdam for more than a year

    Pros

    Good research culture, good support offered for career guidance, supportive staff, perfect work life balance, access to gym, and student housing. Science park is not too far from the city.

    Cons

    Cafeteria sucks, no swimming pool in the gym.

  5. "Great place to work, sometimes a little messy"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Vaardigheidsdocent in Cluj-Napoca

    I worked at University of Amsterdam part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Collegues, salary, location, work-life balance

    Cons

    UvA is a bit chaotic. Need to improvise a lot.

  6. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
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    Junior Researcher in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Amsterdam

    Pros

    Personal skills and constant growth of the employee is carter for

    Cons

    Best work life balance especially for female employees

  7. "Open, non-hierarchical & good work-life balance versus bureaucratic"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Amsterdam part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open, smart people. Good work-life balance (after 5 o' clock most departments are empty) and organisation is non-hierarchical. Good possibilities to grow inside organisation or across departments

    Cons

    Quite bureaucratic and inefficient. Departments and people are not valued well on their real contribution as in commercial organisations, and thus people are not encouraged to work harder and be innovative.

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  8. "A very good place to do your PhD"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Amsterdam full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good supervision of PhD candidates interdisciplinary collaborations the location

    Cons

    sometimes the work/life balance is hard to maintain for PhD candidates. But, I guess, this is similar to everywhere.

  9. "nice place to start your career"

    4.0
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    PhD Student 
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Amsterdam

    Pros

    work-life balance easy-going atmosphere easy to take time off freedom in choosing what you would like to do support staff can be very helpful

    Cons

    very slow ICT can be extremely incompetent can be very political: management decisions not very transparent

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