Freie Universität Berlin Reviews

Updated 5 Jul 2020

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3.8
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Freie Universität Berlin President Peter-André Alt
Peter-André Alt
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  • "Unless you speak German you'll have a very hard time(in 3 reviews)

  • " phd students (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for students looking to support themself financially"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freie Universität Berlin part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hour, and good salary. Also no time required to commute if you are already at the campus.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. Needs to be organised in order to make sure you can handle both academic work and the job.

  2. "Postdoc"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeieter 

    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    all depends on people you are working with

  3. "Super University"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Doctoral Researcher in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to study and work

    Cons

    Coul dhave more international programs

  4. "Bureaucracy is killing the fun"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Construction Coordination 

    I have been working at Freie Universität Berlin full-time

    Pros

    Very strong and international research group, good salary, great hardware infrastructure, freedom of research

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy on a daily base even for tiniest things, buildings are definitely not modern office standard

  5. "PhD student"

    3.0
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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

  6. "TA"

    4.0
    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

  7. "Good science, poor management"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. "Meteorology - Decent"

    3.0
    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)

  9. "phd"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

  10. "PhD - Student"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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