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Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
50 Reviews
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CNRS Présidente Catherine Brechignac
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • e de la recherche fortement appr (in 12 reviews)

  • s de travail aux centres Universit (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Niveau de salaire en-dessous de la moyenne, bien que tr (in 4 reviews)

  • tait pas fait pour les personnes ayant de l'estime pour elles-m (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    I studied the RANS equations

    Former Employee - Intern in Nantes (France)
    Former Employee - Intern in Nantes (France)

    I worked at CNRS full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    to get the quality experience

    Cons

    interacting with french and international people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

  2.  

    Science "a la Française"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CR1
    Current Employee - CR1

    I have been working at CNRS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    life positions, freedom to work in any french institution

    Cons

    ridiculously low salaries, bad evaluation system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Research Facilities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Besançon (France)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Besançon (France)

    I worked at CNRS part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at FEMTO-ST MN2S lab. It has a really good microfabrication facility. The staff are really friendly and my supervisor was really encouraging and supportive throughout my internship here.

    Cons

    Many instructions are written only in French. It would have helped if there were more English instructions in the lab and cleanroom.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    CNRS Grenoble great place to do a PhD in France

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Grenoble (France)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Grenoble (France)

    I worked at CNRS as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You should pick your group wisely but you will have a lot of opportunities to move your thesis forward. In terms of facilities it is really good for France and bring scientists from all over Europe and the world. For microelectronics and nanotechnology Grenoble is well recognize around the world.
    there is a very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get a permanent job in CNRS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very exciting experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CNRS

    Pros

    Great people, very smart and innovative

    Cons

    Poor salaries, hard to progress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good advantages but no real evolution possible

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

    I have been working at CNRS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting to work, you develop the futur of technology and work with lots of very bright people. Lots of days off that you can take pretty much whenever you want. Not a lot of pressure.

    Cons

    Salary not very high and wery slow evolution. The administration is quite complicated and sometimes you don't really know who your superior is.

  8.  

    Quite calm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CNRS as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    A good ambience for research works

    Cons

    Sometimes i felt too casual, and this is not really good for a long run

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay is relatively low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNRS

    Pros

    Positive, professional, smart people, best

    Cons

    Negative, bad, good, super, regood

  10.  

    The best research experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CNRS full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    PhD student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

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

    Pros

    Totally depends on your boss. Good boss, good work, good life. Bad boss, what can I say

    Cons

    Pay is not really competitive. No pay increment like PhDs in other countries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the PhD position more attractive.

    No opinion of CEO

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