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CEA Grenoble Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good science with a decent work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow

    I worked at CEA Grenoble full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting science is being done there. Also, good pay, decent benefits and holidays, and offers for spare time activities, that is, a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It's a huge organization that can be somewhat bureaucratic. Also, while having the opportunity to work on all sorts of interesting things, it's everyone's personal choice if they want to work for a state agency that has nuclear energy at its core, also with a military component.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inertial Giant

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    I have been working at CEA Grenoble

    Pros

    - at the top in some areas of research
    - good salary and advantages compared to other public institutions in France
    - location is great
    - work flexibility and lots of vacations (about 50 days a year)

    Cons

    - great inertia in management decision making
    - stupid efficientless security rules
    - blocked schedules (center closed after 8:30 pm and on week-ends)
    - half of the permanent staff lost its work pace and enthousiasm
    - impossible to extend a short-term contract with another one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - revise the security rules to both protect better and (mostly) avoid annoying obstacles
    - find new roles for people that lost their energy in completing their own role

  3.  

    meilleure place de travail best place to work

    Current Employee - Doctorant in Grenoble (France)
    Current Employee - Doctorant in Grenoble (France)

    I have been working at CEA Grenoble full-time (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    un des meilleurs centres de technologies en Europe, bonne équipe, bonne gestion

    one of the best technology center in europe good team, good management

    Cons

    Pas grand chose à dire, c'est une très belle place où travailler

    no much to say, it is a very nice place where to work

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  5.  

    Accès aux installations informatiques et de recherches, vous pouvez rencontrer des scientifiques vraiment talentueux et passionnés. Access to computing and research facilities, you can meet very talented and passionated scientists.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Doctorant in Grenoble (France)
    Former Employee - Doctorant in Grenoble (France)

    I worked at CEA Grenoble full-time (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bon revenu, formidable équilibre travail et vie personnelle. Cette entreprise a besoin d'une éthique de travail solide et d'une culture de l'innovation.

    Good income, great work life balance. This company need strong working ethics et and research thought innovation culture.

    Cons

    Les heures de travail sont fixées par l'administration et vous ne pouvez pas accéder à votre bureau après 20 h pour des « raisons de sécurité ». À la tête de cela, il y a beaucoup de bureaucratie, parce que c'est une institution très hiérarchisée. Avant toute embauche, vous devez vous soumettre à une vérification de vos antécédents qui peut durer jusqu'à quatre mois. Pour votre recherche, vous avez une visibilité, parce que c'est une institution française.

    Working hours are set by the administration and you can't access to your office after 8pm for some "security reasons". At the top of this there is lot of bureaucracy there because it is a highly hierarchical institution. Before enrollment, you need to make a background check which can last up to 4 months. For your research you have ow visibility because it is a french institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Des horaires de travail plus flexibles.

    More flexible working hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ingénieur en R&D dans l'industrie du semi-conducteur R&D engineer in the semiconductor industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ingénieur De Recherche in Grenoble (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur De Recherche in Grenoble (France)

    I have been working at CEA Grenoble full-time (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    — Équipement scientifique de première classe,

    — infrastructure exceptionnelle,

    — très bonnes relations avec l'industrie et les affaires.

    - World-class scientific equipment,
    - outstanding infrastructure,
    - very good relationships with industry and business.

    Cons

    — Énormément de bureaucratie,

    — opportunités de carrière limitées,

    — politique d'emploi étrange basée sur des contrats à court terme,

    — nombre d'experts seniors limité dans les domaines de compétences.

    - Enormous bureaucracy,
    - limited career opportunities,
    - strange employment policy based on short-term contracts,
    - limited number of senior experts in the domains of competence.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Un très bon environnement avec beaucoup de possibilités. A very good environment with lots of possibilities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Doctorant in Grenoble (France)
    Former Employee - Doctorant in Grenoble (France)

    I worked at CEA Grenoble full-time (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Un très bon environnement de recherche avec beaucoup de capacités et une bonne relations avec les partenaires industriels. En tant qu'ingénieur, bonne entreprise. Le comité d'entreprise offre de nombreux avantages (vacances et bonus).

    A very good research environment with many abilities and a good relationship with industrial partners. As engineer, good MWP. The corporate committee offers lots of advantages (vacations and bonus).

    Cons

    Le système hiérarchique peut sembler compliqué avec beaucoup de services, de laboratoires... La direction peut parfois entraver notre travail si elle n'est pas au courant du travail en cours et creuse le fossé entre les ingénieurs, les techniciens et la direction.

    The hierarchical system can appear as complicated with lots of services, laboratories, ... The management can sometimes hinder our work if not aware of the work that is done, and increase the gap between engineers, technicians and the management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Super stage de 6 mois. Great 6 months internship

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    Former Employee - Ingénieur stagiaire in Grenoble (France)
    Former Employee - Ingénieur stagiaire in Grenoble (France)

    I worked at CEA Grenoble as an intern (less than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Les membres de l'équipe, les personnes en salle blanche en général, tout le monde est vraiment aimable et d'une grande aide si besoin. J'aimerais trouver ce genre d'environnement aux États-Unis.

    The team members, the people in clean room in general, everyone is really nice and helpful if needed. I would like to find this kind of environment in the USA.

    Cons

    Rien de spécial. Il arrive qu'on soit bloqué à une certaine étape parce que toutes les personnes dont on a besoin sont en vacances au même moment.

    nothing specially. It happened that you are stuck at a certain step because all the people needed are on holidays at the same moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beaucoup de personnes prennent leurs vacances au même moment donc il peut être difficile en Juillet ou en Août de trouver quelqu'un dans la salle blanche dont on a besoin pour une machine ou autre chose.

    A lot of people have their holidays in the same time and therefore it can be hard in Jul or August to find person in clean room that you need for a machine or something else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Travaux scientifiques intéressants, bons collègues, gestion horrible. Interesting science, nice people, horrible management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chercheur postdoctoral in Grenoble (France)
    Current Employee - Chercheur postdoctoral in Grenoble (France)

    I have been working at CEA Grenoble as a contractor (more than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    La science que l'on fait ici est incroyable et va de l'avant. Les installations sont vieilles, mais le personnel est génial. La banque et le restaurant présents sur place facilitent la vie, tout comme les transports vers la ville qui sont décents. En plus

    The science done here is amazing, and forward looking. The facilities are older, but the people are great. On site banking and restaurant make things easier, and decent transit links with the city help. Plus, the CEA will subsidize 85% of a bus/tram pass.

    Cons

    La gestion de l'entreprise est catastrophique. Personne ne sait rien faire et dès qu'il se passe quelque chose, on réagit comme si c'était la première fois que cela arrivait, et cela va des contrats à l'assurance santé. Il y a des délais de remboursement, dans la formation, etc. Préparez-vous pour un cauchemar bureaucratique ! Votre situation de travail dépendra également énormément de votre conseiller.

    The management is a disaster. Nobody has any idea how to get something done, and every time something needs to be done, it is like it is the first time it has ever happened, from contracts to health care. Delays in reimbursement, in training, etc. Get ready for a bureaucratic nightmare! Also, your work situation will depend very much on your adviser.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Énorme contraste entre les services. Il faut avoir la peau dure Huge contrasts between services; hard skin required

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grenoble (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grenoble (France)

    I have been working at CEA Grenoble

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Excellentes infrastructures
    La plupart des chercheurs sont de haut niveau
    Environnement de travail international
    Excellent positionnement dans un cluster de recherche dynamique
    Équilibre avec vie privée possible

    Excellent facilities
    Top researchers for most of them
    International working environment
    Excellent location in a dynamic research cluster
    A balance with personal life is possible

    Cons

    Mauvais management, surtout pour les ressources humaines
    Certains services sont déprimants avec peu de considération et d'intérêt pour le développement personnel des employés
    Casse-tête administratif et embûches inutiles pour un travail efficace

    Poor management especially concerning humane ressources
    Some services are depressing working environments with poor consideration and little interest in personal development of the employees
    Administrative conundrums and useless hindrances to an efficient work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concernant les problèmes mentionnés: une meilleure formation en management pour ceux qui mènent des équipes. Construisez une atmosphère de travail plus joyeuse et stimulante ; considérez le travail fait, écoutez les retours constructifs et aidez les gens

    Address the above mentioned problems: a better training in management for people leading groups whatever their size; building up more joyful and stimulating a working atmosphere; considering the work done and providing a balanced feedback and helping people up in case it is necessary.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable mais sans opportunité Stable but no opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grenoble (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grenoble (France)

    I have been working at CEA Grenoble

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Stable, impossible d'être licencié, beaucoup de vacances, bon équilibre travail/vie privée

    Stable, Can not be fired, Lot of vacation, Easy work / life balance.

    Cons

    Les opportunités ne viennent qu'avec le temps ; beaucoup font le minimum et profitent de la vie. Les jeunes essaient de travailler par passion, les plus vieux savent qu'ils ne peuvent pas être renvoyés. Aucune opportunité de carrière.

    Opportunity only with time, lot of people do the minimum and enjoy life,
    Young people trying to do a lot of job by passion control by old people knowing then can not be fired. No carrier opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managez mieux les gens passionnés et renvoyez ceux qui ne font rien

    Manage better passionate people and fired people that do not do anyting

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