CEA Saclay Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Neutral

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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 Management

    see other feedback from others


  2. PhD student at CEA Saclay

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Saclay (France)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Saclay (France)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As a PhD student, you get time (although that depends considerably on your boss) to pursue your interests.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, crazy security rules, strict working hours. Sometimes you just cannot do your job because of some stupid security rules such as: impossibility to use wifi, to access the computer from the outside (unless you have a special permission and even in that case if fails half of the time). Very little incentive to perform better. Most of the people I've met within the institution were completely alienated by the system, complying with stupid rules without thinking for themselves. OK for a temporary job (there are good research teams) but horrible for a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Bureaucracy is killing any reasonable idea. Everything is dictated by the direction, impossibility to get heard or to change things.


  3. 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    "Grand Maison" a good institute for your CV

    Cons

    burocracy is killing any reasonable idea


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  5. emploi administratif

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CEA Saclay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ETRE payé et pouvoir jouer au sudoku ou passer du temps sur facebook tranquil Les horaires sont vraiment top

    Cons

    c'est un peu loin, les repas sont pas très bons, pas de commerces transports a proximité donc un peu isolé

    Advice to Management

    ne changez rien !


  6. Centre de recherche intéressant, mais pas assez compétitif.

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Saclay (France)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Saclay (France)

    I worked at CEA Saclay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    environnement de travail agréable, projets de recherche intéressants, bonne dynamique d'équipe.

    Cons

    Le centre de Saclay est difficile d'accès. Manque de compétitivité dans certains domaines et manque de communication sur les différentes mission vers le public extérieur. A moins de travailler au CEA, il est difficile de savoir ce qui s'y passe.


  7. Très stimulant intellectuellement, même si la recherche en France reste un sacerdoce.

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    Former Employee - Ingénieur-Chercheur in Saclay (France)
    Former Employee - Ingénieur-Chercheur in Saclay (France)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Beaucoup d'échanges entre chercheurs de différents domaines. - Couvre des domaines dont on ne se douterait pas, tant ils sont éloignés du nucléaire. - Très bon niveau scientifique et projets ambitieux. (Chaque service ayant son mode de fonctionnement, cela ne reflète que celui où j'ai travaillé qui dépend de la DRT)

    Cons

    - La DRT est en charge du transfert technologique vers les industriels. Aussi, selon le domaine de compétence des laboratoires, ceux-ci ramènent plus ou moins d'argent. Un laboratoire dont l'activité a le vent en poupe peut ainsi compenser les pertes de deux autres laboratoires. On est alors plus près du nombre d'heures effectué dans en startup que du nombre d'heures officiel. Avantage: le changement pour une startup se fait alors en douceur. - Un salaire en retrait par rapport au privé.


  8. Bon endroit pour travailler. Nice place to work.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    (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


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

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    (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.


  10. 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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    Former Employee - Éditeur in Saclay (France)
    Former Employee - Éditeur in Saclay (France)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    (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 Management

    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.


  11. intéressant intersting

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    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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