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Inria Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
54 Reviews
4.0
54 Reviews
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Inria Président-Directeur Général Michel Cosnard
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  1.  

    Good place to start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inria as an intern (less than an year)

    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

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    great place, good learning curve

    Cons

    low salary, sometimes need to learn french

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice experience

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

    I worked at Inria as an intern (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    nothing in particular.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good experience

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Over protected job. A lot of vacations.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and look at competition

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

    Life changing experience!

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

    I have been working at Inria as an intern (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve some flexibility for interns

  10.  

    Internship experience at INRIA Sophia Antipolis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Inria

    Pros

    People know english and hence not a problem if you are not french.

    Cons

    Problem for vegeterians in their cafeteria.
    Sophia Antipolis is small town and most of shops will close by 8pm, including public transport.

  11.  

    For researchers, it is a good place.

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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher

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

    Pros

    It is a good place for researchers. You have enough space and good condition to full fill your idea.

    Cons

    The language is a problem. It is better that you can speak French.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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