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Inria Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
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Inria Président-Directeur Général Michel Cosnard

Michel Cosnard

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place for short term work

    Research Engineer (Current Employee) Nice (France)

    ProsFlexible working hours, friendly environment,

    ConsYou 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

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    It's ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sophia Antipolis (France)

    ProsHigh flexibility and autonomy, some interesting work.

    ConsVery 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

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    Hell or Heaven, deppend a lot on which team you are...

    Research Engineer (Current Employee) Sophia Antipolis (France)

    ProsReleaxed research environment, with a lot of possibilities to learn new things, almost every week there are seminars and workshops arround.

    ConsPeople 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

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    Postdoc at INRIA

    Postdoctoral (Current Employee) Nancy (France)

    ProsINRIA 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


    Salary of aPhD student at Inria

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInria 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.

    ConsEven if speaking French is not mandatory, I warmly recommend it for a better integration in the area.

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    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)

    Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    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

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    Internship Project which was a waste of time

    Research Internship (Former Employee) Nice (France)

    Prosnice 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

    Conslack 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 Managementplease try to assess and recognize for what people do, make rules in the company more transparent, be more open to different cultures

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