Inria Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  • L'industrie ne se soucie pas de ce que fait Inria et vice versa (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great place for research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Researchers are very approachable. Lots of opportunities for colabotative work. Generous funds for conferences and encourages publishing.

    Cons

    Post PhD the salary does not increase much. howvever there are other socialistic benfits at this excellent place by govt and INRIA

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    Good research center

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    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Valbonne (France)
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Valbonne (France)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, as expected in Research centers
    great work/life balance, as there's so much liberty

    Cons

    Salary is tight
    Little to no-chance of carrer progression
    Laid back enviroment makes some of the permanent become accomodated to their position, without willingness to do better

    Advice to Management

    Hiring policy should focus more on talent rather than who the candiates knows and where it comes from.

  3. Good place to start

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Inria as an intern (Less than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very friendly environment, nice surroundings, access to many resources, having independency

    Cons

    Maybe at times too much independency, as for an intern I would have liked to learn more, and have more supervision. Also depending on the group you are in, you are limited to their objectives, I didn't see much space to grow or to be creative

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  5. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Chercheur post-doctorant in Grenoble (France)
    Current Employee - Chercheur post-doctorant in Grenoble (France)

    I have been working at Inria full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Not a tremendous pressure to deliver hence can do independent research. Very good and cooperative people. Has a significant amount of resources to do cutting edge research. Also in a very good setting.

    Cons

    Need to learn French to communicate. Also salary too low. There are plenty of vacations and hence doing things can be difficult as you may find that you boss is in vacation for 2 months!!!

  6. A great place to do high-level academic research

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent scientific and technical staff. Friendly meetings and collaborative research are encouraged. Training is offered to anyone. Excellent world-wide reputation. The Institute is overall well funded. Good salary for academic research.

    Cons

    Under financial pressure due to its governmental funding. Administrative staff is mainly very helpful but some glitches can be encountered. Work-life balance can be hard to achieve in some research teams. Very difficult to get a tenured position.

  7. research engineer

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    Current Employee - Reseasrch Engineer in Lille (France)
    Current Employee - Reseasrch Engineer in Lille (France)

    I have been working at Inria full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    great place, good learning curve

    Cons

    low salary, sometimes need to learn french

    Advice to Management

    improve salary

  8. Nice experience

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    Former Intern - PhD Candidate in Rennes (France)
    Former Intern - PhD Candidate in Rennes (France)

    I worked at Inria as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I stayed at INRIA (Rennes, FR) for two months for a PhD internship related to an European project (I was paid by the project).
    I worked in a small team and the experience was good and productive.
    Colleagues were nice.
    Nice and new building, placed in a campus right outside the city.
    You can easily move by bike, thanks to the fantastic public bike service.
    All around there's green and hills, good place for walks (when it doesn't rain, see below).

    Cons

    The weather! In less than one hour I often experienced (in order): rain, sun, cloud, hailstorm, sun, rain. And it was summer (June-July).
    People are generally quite reserved, especially if you don't speak French.
    Food in the cafeteria is quite of poor quality.

    Advice to Management

    nothing in particular.

  9. Not a good experience

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    Former Contractor - PhD Student in Nice (France)
    Former Contractor - PhD Student in Nice (France)

    I worked at Inria as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of anything other than travel funds for conferences.

    Cons

    No collaboration; lazy researchers with no motivation for scientific contributions; no support for international people, yet they hire international people saying that French is not required; lots lots of bureaucracy, at times it looked like that there is more bureaucracy than research -- on top of that, you get the special french treatment for their "foreigners"/"immigrants", they really have issues with that; people are always on vacation, impossible to get things done. I can go on on, you get the idea; not a good place for international students to do a PhD.

    Advice to Management

    Do not bring international students if you do not have the facilities to support them.

  10. I did not learn anything

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Paris (France)

    I worked at Inria full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Over protected job. A lot of vacations.

    Cons

    No real teamwork. Low salary because it is a governmental employer.

    Advice to Management

    More training and look at competition

  11. Life changing experience!

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    Current Intern - Summer Research Intern in Lyon (France)
    Current Intern - Summer Research Intern in Lyon (France)

    I have been working at Inria as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The stipend and the facilities provided by the lab where the project is carried out. Add to it the working environment :)

    Cons

    Flexibility and the constraints of Convention de Stage

    Advice to Management

    Improve some flexibility for interns

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