European Parliament Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Brussels (Belgium)

    I have been working at European Parliament full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed; decent salaries; quite secure; can have a lot of work or very little depending on which DG you're working for.

    Cons

    No room for growth; not innovative (even for an international organisation); job pool decreasing so jobs constantly rotating between usual suspects; 'fake' job postings.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open, be more flexible. Try not to think so hard inside the box you doubt the existence of anything other than the box.


  2. European Parliament

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Assistant in Brussels (Belgium)

    I have been working at European Parliament part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International environment and multicultural people, you can improve your languages and service client.

    Cons

    sometimes they put simple rules that disappear soon and they exaggerate and make easy tasks into impossible mission

    Advice to Management

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  3. European Parliament

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at European Parliament full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Multicultural environment
    Many opportunities of training (languages and others)
    Very competitive environment
    less hierarchic than the European Commission for example

    Cons

    Long and flexible working hours
    Very competitive environment
    heavy bureaucracy
    not very efficient, can be sometimes a frustrating experience

    Advice to Management

    There is a clear need to simplify overly heavy bureaucracy and to raise efficiency. It should stay as open as possible to outsiders.


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  5. Good experience for short time only

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Brussels (Belgium)

    I have been working at European Parliament

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Dynamic, generous in privileges, good training environment.

    Cons

    Arrogant, lack of transparency, useless competition between services, unorganised.

    Advice to Management

    Ask, listen, inform your employees.
    MPEs are not clients, no need to bow, we are in Europe, thank God.


  6. Trainee at the EU Parliament

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Trainee in Brussels (Belgium)

    I have been working at European Parliament full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Trainees are involved in important projects and their work is taken into account.

    Cons

    The EU parliament cannot hire trainees after their stage contract ends.


  7. Great experience

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

    I worked at European Parliament

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to meet very clever people!

    Cons

    In one word and not more: politics :)


  8. Great benefits but too bureaucratic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Parliamentary Assistant, European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Parliamentary Assistant, European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium)

    I worked at European Parliament full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Access to training, Salary

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, Management abuses are tolerated (especially for elected politicians)


  9. Intern in public relations in EP

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at European Parliament

    Pros

    The best aspect of the internship was the diversity of my tasks, my autonomy, and the internationality Of the place. Was a great opportunity to meet motivated people from different parts of Europe and abroad, which was also good inspiration for my further studies in the domain.

    Cons

    The biggest con were long working hours- some meetings would only finish late on the evening, whereas reports needed to be done the same day. Surely, it's a task that the role entails, but these hours also continue a con.

    Advice to Management

    Give your interns as much autonomy as possible, for them to get 'their hands dirty' and therefore learn more.


  10. An exciting, challenging, multicultural, multilingual workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator, European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Administrator, European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium)

    I worked at European Parliament full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job stability, tackling different policies, learning new languages, training, can-do attitude, pension guarantee, seniority in step, holidays, up-to-date IT systems, good canteen.

    Cons

    Working in Brussels can be very boring because the weather is always grey, even in summer. Job can be repetitive - start of legislature is always exciting but during and towards the end can be too linear.

    Advice to Management

    Give time to your staff and communicate with every means possible. Perks are very important when related to productivity. Be clear to what is expected, day in day out.


  11. Contractor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I have been working at European Parliament full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent work environment . International work environement.

    Cons

    As all organization thinks happen differently .



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