CNRS Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
41 Reviews

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  1.  

    Very exciting experience

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    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
  2.  

    Science "a la Française"

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    Current Employee - CR1
    Current Employee - CR1

    I have been working at CNRS full-time for 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.  

    Good advantages but no real evolution possible

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    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer  in  Grenoble (France)
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Grenoble (France)

    I have been working at CNRS full-time for 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.

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  5.  

    Quite calm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CNRS as an intern for 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

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    The pay is relatively low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best People I have ever experienced

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    Former Employee - Postdoctors  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Postdoctors in Paris (France)

    I worked at CNRS as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    During my period in the CNRS, I have learned a lot from the seniors.

    Cons

    Most of people would like to speak French. That is difficult for me.

  7.  

    Good place to make a PhD

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

    I have been working at CNRS as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - working with world class scientists, who have extensive contacts in the research community
    - excellent laboratory equipment
    - researchning new and emerging topics

    Cons

    - a lot depends on the supervisor you will have

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lazy people...

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    Current Employee - Research Intern  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Paris (France)

    I have been working at CNRS as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Worldwide recognized research organization ;
    State research organization (researchers are civil servants).

    Cons

    Lazy researchers ;
    No money for the labs ;
    No innovation.

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

    Scientific research in multiple French research institutes/universities; possibility of permanent position (in decline)

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Paris (France)

    I have been working at CNRS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    For scientific research in France, it is the major venue for employment. The CNRS funds research in a very wide variety of topics, for scientists to carry through in virtually any public French research/higher education institution. Very large network. Permanent researcher/professor/lecturer/research engineer positions possible

    Cons

    Salaries are not as competitive as the equivalent in research institutes with tight links with industry (e..g, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives). Recent sharp decline in the number of available permanent positions.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    UMR 5248

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Bordeaux, Aquitaine (France)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (France)

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

    Pros

    A really good environment to work. Salary are usually coming from the french government. And the 45 days-off are largely enough.

    Cons

    Some of the equipement are very old and even sometimes not working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Paris (France)

    I worked at CNRS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible time, research environment, good supervision, helpful colleagues; Ideally internship place to gain some research experience before to enter into a good research career. CNRS do have some strong labs.

    Cons

    Nothing much to say about cons since not so long time staying there

    Positive Outlook

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