CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
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    It is good to work there, learning experience and the workload not too heavy.

    Assistant (Former Employee)
    Xiamen, Fujian (China)

    ProsLearning things, do experiment. It is a quite delightful time to be there to finish my undergraduate project.

    ConsSometimes I have to work till the night, but it is quite often for very laboratory. And I do not have salary, so feel a little sad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe leader of the team should be a good example to their teammates. The boss sometimes will leave early or late to lab.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    master student

    Master Student (Former Employee)
    Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Prosnice place, good funding, good academy background if you want a further academic career (compared to other places WITHIN CHINA ONLY).

    Consboring, small campus, nothing at all, except lab. there is not even a canteen, let alone other things. Most of all, I had a terrible-terrible-terrible former boss there. Mean, cheap, lying, got drunk and smashed things, swore words in front of everyone. I quit after a year.

    Advice to Senior Managementthey will not hear at all. what's the point.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Prosgood place to do research

    Consheavy workload and strict supervisor

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    As a foreigner, you've got to be ready for China

    Research Scientist (Current Employee)
    Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Pros- Looks good on resume
    - Get wined and dined on misappropriated research funds
    - Students are pretty great

    Cons- Bosses are not too knowledgable
    - Mostly focused on building relationships (guanxi) rather than doing good research
    - No lab safely or waste management—regularly pour toxic chemicals and heavy metals down the sink
    - Bosses always want you to know they are the boss and you are far beneath them

    Advice to Senior Management- China still has a long way to go in terms of scientific research. The only way they are starting to overcome the west is by sheer volume and master—slave relationships with subordinates. The prevalence of guanxi is also subverting the peer review process in the scientific community and bastardizing the science community.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I do not like CAS

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLearn a lot in the company. The others, I cannot think of.

    Consoutdated tech, waste my three months, I hate them

    Advice to Senior Managementdo not lie to everyone

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    average place for scientific research

    PhD (Current Employee)
    Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Prosrelative good institute for doctoral study in China;
    research funding is better than some university, while much less than Tsinghua U or Peiking U

    Conspeople are all busy writing applications for fundings, proposals for money, it is all about money, money is never enough.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou need to come into us for a better look, see how poorly our life is. or, per say, we have no life other than lab work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for research experience before pursuing further study

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Datun, Beijing (China)

    ProsThere are heaps of seminars on a wide range of research topics, from local, national or international speakers. It is a good way to find out what interests you most! There is also exposure to loads of technology you may use in the future research. You can learn some basic ones as well as the knowledge that more hi-tech approaches are available for further research. Senior researchers are always willing to provide training on methodology, lab skills, scientific writing and presentation.

    ConsAfter hour work is always required. You may find it boring to repeat things again and again without positive outcome, which could turn down the passion on research sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider it as a training more than a work. May need more advise on the time management and work-life balance skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work as a software engineer and tutor of graduate students

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Tongzhou, Beijing (China)

    Pros-Work directly with scientists and researchers in diverse areas
    -Free to implement new ideas
    -The job is stable and you do not have to be fired

    Cons- The salary is not so competitive
    - Only 5 days of annual vacations
    - Not to much chance for young people

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The academy looks good, but very far from Guangzhou city.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe place was quiet. People there are very nice. The salary for an intern position is pretty good somehow. They provided accommodation and food. They provided shuttle buses to Guangzhou city everyday.

    ConsThe place was far away from Guangzhou. You need to take more than 1 hour from Guangzhou downtown to go there. And the facilities was limited. The cafeteria was not very good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHe actually helped a lot and acted as a very good boss.

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    a good place to work

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Prosgood research opportunity, sometimes in big project with good funding
    deep involvement in industry and product development

    Conslack of communication among groups
    pays not that good

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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