Vrije Universiteit Brussel Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2020

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4.1
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Vrije Universiteit Brussel Rector   Caroline Pauwels
Caroline Pauwels
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  1. "Depends on the group"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Brussels
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vrije Universiteit Brussel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Science, Friendly Admin, Good benefits e.g. transport reimbursment

    Cons

    Friendliness of research groups, poor management

  2. "Flexibility"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Researcher in Brussels
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vrije Universiteit Brussel full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment and great people

    Cons

    No long term job security


  3. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Brussels
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vrije Universiteit Brussel full-time

    Pros

    I would recommend working here as a researcher.

    Cons

    Paperwork is handled at a distinctively Belgian pace

  4. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate 

    I worked at Vrije Universiteit Brussel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, well equipped laboratories

    Cons

    Depends on your promotor character

  5. "Nice and international work environment"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Brussels

    I have been working at Vrije Universiteit Brussel full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly people, motivating atmosphere

    Cons

    Postdocs could be acknowledged more for what they do.

  6. "Great life work balance if wanted"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher 

    I have been working at Vrije Universiteit Brussel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cafeteria Easy commute from anywhere in and around Brussels

    Cons

    depends on your personal manager

  7. "PhD"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Brussels
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vrije Universiteit Brussel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Unclear objectives, overload when combined with teaching

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  8. "Working as a PhD at VUB"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Research Assistant in Brussels
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vrije Universiteit Brussel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom to manage your work and time, Access to good quality publications, Good social atmosphere, Great support for PhD students, Great continuous training for PhDs and Postdocs, In Brussels!

    Cons

    Frequent infrastructure breakdown, Slow and bureaucratic process for lab infrastructure maintenance and acquisition, Too much pressure on supervisors leading to MSc and PhD mentoring being sacrificed, Lack of advice for foreign PhDs or Postdocs

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  9. "Good for the price"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Vrije Universiteit Brussel full-time

    Pros

    Good environment good price international environment easy to reach

    Cons

    lack of organization in the program and uni itself

  10. "I loved working at VUB"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Technology Transfer Officer 

    I worked at Vrije Universiteit Brussel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - nice working environment with great colleagues - beautiful campus

    Cons

    - long commute times - the university should invest more in databases and IT. Everyone is doing the best they can, but you can only work with what you have

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