Inria Reviews

Updated May 23, 2015
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Inria Président-Directeur Général Michel Cosnard
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  • Un endroit riche, vous rencontrerez et travaillerez avec des gens tr (in 7 reviews)

  • La chance de travailler avec des g (in 6 reviews)

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  • t si vous souhaitez profiter des infrastructures sur site apr (in 10 reviews)

  • L'industrie ne se soucie pas de ce que fait Inria et vice versa (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Not a good experience

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    Former Contractor - PhD Student in Nice (France)
    Former Contractor - PhD Student in Nice (France)

    I worked at Inria as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of anything other than travel funds for conferences.

    Cons

    No collaboration; lazy researchers with no motivation for scientific contributions; no support for international people, yet they hire international people saying that French is not required; lots lots of bureaucracy, at times it looked like that there is more bureaucracy than research -- on top of that, you get the special french treatment for their "foreigners"/"immigrants", they really have issues with that; people are always on vacation, impossible to get things done. I can go on on, you get the idea; not a good place for international students to do a PhD.

    Advice to Management

    Do not bring international students if you do not have the facilities to support them.


  2. I did not learn anything

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Paris (France)

    I worked at Inria full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Over protected job. A lot of vacations.

    Cons

    No real teamwork. Low salary because it is a governmental employer.

    Advice to Management

    More training and look at competition


  3. work at INRIA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inria

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    excellence of the scientific context and the working environment. Great health care and working facilities. Good environment and flexible planning.

    Cons

    No carrer plan, lack of managment, lak of acknowlegment. Unresponsive hierarchy, waste of energy and diffculties to achieve projects. Bad IT service

    Advice to Management

    There is no leadership and project managment at inria. Should be more directive and a better strategic plan should be caried out with clear objectives.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Tout ou rien en fonction de l

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    Current Employee - Ingénieur R&D
    Current Employee - Ingénieur R&D

    I have been working at Inria

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Environnement décontracté et horaires flexibles

    Cons

    L'ambiance de travail varie d'un extrême à l’autre en fonction de l'équipe où vous êtes. Pour pouvoir évoluer, les contacts sont plus importants que les compétences.


  6. Quelques avantages, beaucoup d'inconvénients

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    Current Contractor - Doctorant in Paris (France)
    Current Contractor - Doctorant in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Inria as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Des sujets de recherche à la pointe Être au contact de personnes brillantes

    Cons

    Le salaire Le mode roue-libre qui règne Pas la moindre chance de faire carrière (de toute façon je ne souhaite pas rester...)


  7. Faire de bonnes recherches dans un environnement moins bon Doing good research in not really nice environment

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    Former Employee - Chercheur post-doctorant in Rennes (France)
    Former Employee - Chercheur post-doctorant in Rennes (France)

    I worked at Inria full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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    Pros

    Le meilleure place où faire de la recherche CS en France. La plupart des équipes sont excellentes. Beaucoup de jours de vacances (pas moins de cinq semaines entières par années).

    Best place to do CS research in France. Most teams are very strong. Infrastructure is good. Lots of vacation days (no less than 5 full weeks per year).

    Cons

    Nette séparation entre le personnel permanent et temporaire (internes, étudiants de thèse, post-doctoraux). Les postdoctoraux sont typiquement considérés comme des apprentis (sorte d'étudiants de thèse de grade supérieur) plutôt que comme des membres à part entière des chercheurs. Le salaire est très bas: vous recevez environ 80% en moins du montant du salaire et il reste à payer les impôts à la fin de l'année (la somme varie mais approximativement, plus ou moins l'équivalent d'un mois de salaire). Pas d'argent supplémentaire pour des vacances. Personne (que ce soit dans l'administration ou dans la recherche) ne demande votre impression. Ne pensez pas à même essayer d'améliorer quelque chose. Dans l'ensemble, c'est un mélange d'arrogance et d'insouciance. Plusieurs personnes de l'équipe de recherche ont des difficultés en Anglais (par exemple, ils peuvent avoir des problèmes même rien que pour parler de leur travail).

    Strong separation between permanent and temporary (interns, PhD students, post-docs) staff. Postdocs are typically considered as apprentices (kind of senior PhD students) rather than fully-fledged researchers. Pay is very low: you get on hands ~80% of the salary amount and from this you have to pay the taxes at the end of year (the sum varies, but approx. around one monthly salary). No supplemental vacation money. People (administrative or research) never ask for your feedback. Just don't care to even consider to improve something. Basically, it is a mix of arrogance and insouciance. Many of research staff have quite poor English skills (i.e., have troubles with making even a simple talk about their own work).

    Advice to Management

    Attirer plus d'étrangers en tant que chef d'équipe ou de projet. Mis à part ça, je ne peux rien dire étant donné que je ne suis pas habitué au système de recherche en France.

    Attract more foreigners as team/project leaders. Other than that, can't say as not really familiar with French research system.



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