Pros – Flexible working hours, friendly environment,
Cons – You cannot stay there for too long unless you take the contest to be the permanent member. This contest is highly selective and if you are success you will have a low salary
Pros – High flexibility and autonomy, some interesting work.
Cons – Very difficult to have a permanent job, senior management and researchers does not care of temporary workers.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Releaxed research environment, with a lot of possibilities to learn new things, almost every week there are seminars and workshops arround.
Cons – People really don't care for you or your future, as it is a research institute and PhDs and Post-docs came and go, the fixed researchers, in genneral, don't care for your future carreer, and to become a researcher deppneds MUCH more on your contacts than your skills.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – INRIA is a French national research institution in Computer Science. It is highly supported by the French government to pursue excellent research quality.
- State-of-the-art infrastructures
- A wide range of research topics
- Highly international workforce
Cons – - A relatively low salary (compared to neighboring countries)
- Research budget if quite limited
Pros – Inria Sophia Antipolis is a good place for doing a Phd or research in general. Inria helps you for all
bureaucratic issues if you are a foreign worker.
Cons – Even if speaking French is not mandatory, I warmly recommend it for a better integration in the area.
“If you don't speak very good French or you are French, you don't exist (In fact it depends on the specific INRIA team)”
Pros – * Brilliant crowd around
* Lots of freedom to do stuff
* Lots of available guidance
Cons – * Integration of foreign employees
* In most teams, if you are not French, you just don't exist
Advice to Senior Management – * Learn to integrate others in your teams
* This century is more about diversity and collaboration
Pros – nice friendly and helpful people, food canteen, decent lunch for very affordable prices, sponsorship of extra curricular activities (skiing, playing music), very great work/life balance
Cons – lack of vision and values, too abstract thinking, projects are not that challenging, unclear rules, you need to wait before you get a promotion (it's not entirely based on your achievements)
Advice to Senior Management – please try to assess and recognize for what people do, make rules in the company more transparent, be more open to different cultures