CEA Saclay

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CEA Saclay Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good as a step to something better

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at CEA Saclay

    Pros

    "Grand Maison"
    a good institute for your CV

    Cons

    burocracy is killing any reasonable idea

    Recommends
  2.  

    Neutral

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CEA Saclay

    Pros

    They reviews are pretty accurate

    Cons

    nothing else to add, this is just required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see other feedback from others

  3.  

    Environnement où le rythme de travail est plutôt lent Slow paced work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Doctorant in Saclay (France)
    Current Employee - Doctorant in Saclay (France)

    I have been working at CEA Saclay as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Sécurité de l'emploi.

    Liberté dans les projets.

    Le nombre d'heures travaillées permet d'avoir beaucoup de temps libre pour la vie personnelle !

    Job security.
    Freedom in the projects.
    The time work provides large time for personnal life !

    Cons

    L'avenir de cette entreprise est sombre.

    En tant que grande entreprise, elle évolue lentement.

    La culture de l'entreprise est dominée par des gens peu avant-gardistes

    The future is not great at all for this company.
    As a large company its evolution is very too slow.
    The culture is lead by old thinkers...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Il faudrait vraiment que la direction évolue et change d'état d'esprit !

    The management definitely need to move on and to change his mind !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Très bon apprentissage, mais peu de communication et de retours. Great learning, but few interaction and actual feedback

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEA Saclay as an intern (less than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Environnement agréable, avec de nombreux experts et ressources pour de nouvelles recherches. Les projets novateurs sont le cœur des activités professionnelles CEA, et c'est passionnant au début.

    Good environment, with a lot of experts and resources for new research. Innovative projects are the core of CEA work activities, being very exciting in the beginning.

    Cons

    Une faible notoriété pour la recherche dans les divers centres. Environnement très bureaucratique. Même dans un petit département, les chercheurs semblent être isolés. La superposition de projets et événements nuit aux programmes et dates butoirs.

    Low visibility for the research among and within the centers. Very bureaucratic environment. Even being in a small department, researchers seems to be isolated in their own work. Superposition of projects and events affecting schedules and deadlines.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Bon endroit pour travailler. Nice place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ingénieur De Recherche in Saclay (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur De Recherche in Saclay (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Beaucoup d'avantages sociaux. Bon équilibre avec la vie personnelle.

    A lot of social advatanges. Good balance with the personal life.

    Cons

    Lente progression salariale. Presque aucune compensation ni bénéfice.

    Slow salary improvement, Almost no compensation and benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Un endroit unique pour construire de nouveaux projets de recherche A unique place to build new research projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ingénieur implémentation in Saclay (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur implémentation in Saclay (France)

    I have been working at CEA Saclay full-time (more than 8 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Un des meilleurs endroit en France pour construire de nouveaux projets de recherche. L'interaction entre les chercheurs, les ingénieurs et les techniciens dans le même lieu/institut est plutôt rare. Cela conduit à un développement fructueux et une synergi

    One of the best place in France to build new research projects. The interplay between researcher, engineers and technicians in a same place/institute is pretty rare. This leads to very fruitful developments and synergies in new project development taking into account all aspects.

    Every step of research from theoretical motivations, detector design, construction, installation, analysis, publications can be performed at CEA Saclay. A lot of expertise can be found on site, especially in nuclear sciences.

    Cons

    Le recrutement pour avoir une position permanente est bien sur très sélectif. Le mieux pour en avoir une est d'être jeune, talentueux (éducation dans les meilleures écoles d'ingénieurs, les meilleures universités), et de prouver vos capacités avec par exemple un doctorat ou une expérience post-doctorat sur le site de 2 ou 3 ans.

    Comme c'est une grosse entreprise, sa structure est très hiérarchique et les décisions doivent passer plusieurs niveaux d'accords.

    The entrance to get a permanent position is of course very very selective. The best to get one, is to be young, talented (education from the best engineering schools, best universities), and to prove your skills with for instance a PhD or a post-doctorate position on site for 2 to 3 years.

    Since it is a big company, its structure is very hierarchical and decisions might require several levels of agreement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Un excellent institut de recherche, qui doit encore reconnaître sa propre force An excellent research institute, which has yet to recognise its own strength.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Éditeur in Saclay (France)
    Former Employee - Éditeur in Saclay (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Un excellent environnement de recherche.
    Excellentes occasions de construire son réseau avec d’autres instituts.

    Excellent research environment
    Great networking opportunities with other institutes

    Cons

    C’est un institut français, ce qui signifie que parfois, il ne reçoit pas en dehors de France la reconnaissance qu’il mériterait.
    La résistance aux changements d’organisation par les cadres.

    It is a French institute, which means that sometimes it does not get the recognition it deserves outside France.
    Resistance to organisational change by the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oubliez vos gloires passées, et regardez l’avenir et le reste du monde.

    Forget your past glory and look to the future and the wider world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    intéressant intersting

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Doctorant in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Doctorant in Paris (France)

    I have been working at CEA Saclay

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    CEA est un centre de recherche public. Ils proposent un grand choix de Thématiques.
    Les challenges sont multi-disciplinaires. Les employés sont d'origine internationale.

    CEA is public research center. There are a very large choice of Thematics.
    Challenges are multi disciplinary. The employee are international.

    Cons

    C'est trop grand, du coup les employés ne s'occupent pas les uns des autres.
    Dans une même équipe, les personnes travaillent sur des tâches différentes, donc on a l'impression d'être laissé de côté.

    It too big, so no one cares about the other.
    In a same team, people work on different things, so you may feel left to yourself.

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