EMBL Employee Reviews about "health insurance"

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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  1. "Great place for science"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Predoc Fellow/PhD Student in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMBL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Fantastic environment for science - Good support for PhD students - Very collaborative mentality - Competitive salary, tax rates, pension scheme and health insurance - Competent core facility staff

    Cons

    - High pressure in some groups - Limited period of employment for fellows - Work / life imbalance

  2. "More politics than science"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Barcelona
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMBL full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Good work life balance. Good health insurance.

    Cons

    Strong administration that doesn't seem to listen to employees. Relatively poor pay. Management not always well-trained for their position.


  3. "Great place to contribute to fundamental science"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EMBL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great working conditions on campus - Very bright and motivated colleagues - A lot of freedom in defining and pursuing scientific goals (may vary from team to team I guess) - Opportunity to take part in the world's top scientific conferences - Delicious food in canteen - Regular team off-sites (a few times a year) - Subsidised travel card for public transport - Private health insurance - Relatively good renumeration for academia

    Cons

    - Limited-time contracts (3 years for staff members with optional extension) - Work/life balance issues (in an internal anonymous review 60%+ reported that they spend more than 8hrs at work and/or continue working on weekend) This is not to say there is some external pressure into doing so. I guess it's rather a consequence of getting very motivated people into a highly competitive academic environment. - Space issues (i.e. finding available conference rooms, getting desks for newcomers, etc.) - Difficulty with career development, esp. when not working as a biologist or chemist.

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  4. "EMBL is a great place for basic research"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

    I have been working at EMBL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Great benefits particularly to support family. Excellent health insurance and generous pension.

    Cons

    Maternity leave is limited compared to the rest of the country.

  5. "Postdoc at EMBL"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg

    I have been working at EMBL for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Very open and international environment. 2. Lot of international conferences and workshops. 3. Good salary. 4. Great health insurance and other benefits

    Cons

    1. Location is not easily accessible. 2. Career progression. 3. Exposure to other roles than purely research

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  6. "EMBL"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg

    I have been working at EMBL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - This institute is one of the best places I have ever worked in. - People are extremely nice. - Salary is very good. - Scientific help (core facilities, media kitchens etc.) are very useful. - Health insurance is superb.

    Cons

    - Limited contracts (very limited chance to get a permanent one). - Not clear rules about permanent positions.

  7. "Great place to do basic research"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Predoctoral Fellow in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
    Recommends

    I have been working at EMBL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent technical support and access to facilities (imaging, EM, protein expression and purification, proteomics, genomics, FC...). Access to year-round conferences taking place at EMBL Collaborative spirit amongst labs Very good working conditions (health insurance, benefits...)

    Cons

    Higher pressure and competitiveness than the average institute in Germany.

  8. "Uniquely international, dynamic, collaborative and supportive organization."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMBL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Very interesting, dynamic, and supportive working environment : high profile international working community; interesting and stimulating projects; possibilities to collaborate and network within EMBL and with other national and international organizations; opportunities for professional development; possibilities to get involved in cultural, sports or community volunteer activities; -Excellent working conditions: very good infrastructure and equipment (excellent facilities: HR, Grants office, Photolab, library, canteen, etc); very good salaries and benefits; comprehensive health insurance, etc; - Heidelberg area is beautiful (I was based at the EMBL Headquarters in Heidelberg);

    Cons

    Depends what department you work for. Max 9 years for staff contracts.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bioinformatician review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EMBL full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and location. Health Insurance and flexible working.

    Cons

    9 year rule. Limited to 9 years in employment.

  10. Helpful (5)

    "A solid employer but without strong possibilities for professional development"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at EMBL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    International surrounding, good private health insurance scheme

    Cons

    No room for professional development and advancement, limited contracts

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