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Inria Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
53 Reviews
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  • quipe internationale, temps de travail flexible et une atmosph (in 9 reviews)

  • Des gens sympathiques et serviables, une cantine avec repas d (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • t si vous souhaitez profiter des infrastructures sur site apr (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great place to work, low pay.

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    Current Employee - Researcher
    Current Employee - Researcher

    I have been working at Inria

    Pros

    Smart friendly people to work with. 35 paid days off. Much freedom to do research. No micromanagement ever. Flexible in hours. Tenured position.

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low compared to standard of other countries. Pay is pretty low compared to industry standard in france.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job. Try to raise salaries of researchers to be able to attract international talent. Otherwise, it will be hard to hire international researchers.

    Recommends
  2.  

    work at INRIA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inria

    Pros

    excellence of the scientific context and the working environment.
    Great health care and working facilities.
    Good environment and flexible planning.

    Cons

    No carrer plan, lack of managment, lak of acknowlegment.
    Unresponsive hierarchy, waste of energy and diffculties to achieve projects.
    Bad IT service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no leadership and project managment at inria.
    Should be more directive and a better strategic plan should be caried out with clear objectives.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Excellent niveau et possibilités d'apprentissage, salaire peu élevé. Excellent level & learning opportunities, moderate salary.

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    Current Employee - Ingénieur De Recherche in Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur De Recherche in Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)

    I have been working at Inria full-time (more than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    La possibilité de côtoyer des ingénieurs de haut niveau et des scientifiques, des occasions d'apprendre, une atmosphère agréable. En général, c'est un endroit agréable pour travailler, bien que tout cela dépende de l'emplacement actuel (plusieurs en Franc

    Access to top level engineers and scientists, opportunities to learn, nice atmosphere. In general, it is a nice place to work in, although all this depends on the actual site (several around France) and, above all, the actual team.

    Cons

    Il n'y a rien à écrire sur le salaire et, si vous travaillez en tant qu'ingénieur, les promotions ne veulent rien dire ( soit vous restez normalement au même niveau soit vous partez, pas de demi - mesure).

    The salary is nothing to write home about and, if working as an engineer, promotions make little sense (you usually either stay the same or leave, no in-between).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Belle expérience en tant que doctorant Nice experience as a PhD student

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    Former Employee - Doctorant in Rennes (France)
    Former Employee - Doctorant in Rennes (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Un environnement idéal pour les doctorants. Un bon salaire. Un atmosphère est très détendue et amicale.

    Ideal environment for PhD students. Good pay. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Il est impossible d'obtenir un poste de chercheur permanent si vous n'avez pas lier d'amitié avec les bonnes personnes. C'est plus important que la qualité de votre travail.

    - Pour on ne sait quelle raison beaucoup de gens là-bas ont tendance à considérer le secteur privé comme le diable.

    - It's impossible to get a permanent research position if you don't befriend the right people. It's more important than the quality of your work.
    - For some reason lots of people there tend to regard the private sector as the devil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Développer des liens avec l'industrie.

    Develop ties with industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Meilleure organisation pour faire une PhD en France Best organisation for doing a PhD in France

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    Current Employee - Doctorant
    Current Employee - Doctorant

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Endroit fantastique pour être un étudiant en PhD. Culture du travail super, salaire correct et bénéfices.

    Fantastic place to be a PhD student. Great work culture, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Cela dépend de votre conseiller. Les gens très connus ont moins de temps pour vous superviser. Beaucoup de vacances.

    Depends on who you get as your advisor. Very famous people have less time to supervise you. Lots of holidays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Ambiance détendue Relaxed

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    Former Employee - Ingénieur logiciel in Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)
    Former Employee - Ingénieur logiciel in Biot, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Très bien située, il y a des parcs tout autour.

    Des gens sympa. Les horaires ne sont pas imposées. On attend de vous que vous remplissiez un nombre d'heures données au cours de la semaine.

    Ils préfèrent voir les tâches confiées accomplies au final plutô

    Very well situated, parks all around.
    Nice people. Working hours not forced. You are expected to fill asked amount of hours per week.
    They mostly expect the given tasks to be done in the end rather than keeping you inside.

    Cons

    Le dernier bus en direction de la ville est trop tôt si vous souhaitez profiter des infrastructures sur site après le travail.

    En raison de la politique de l'entreprise, vous ne pouvez pas rester dans la R&D plus de 5 ans sauf si vous êtes en contrat indéterminé.

    Last bus to city is too early if you want to enjoy in-site facilities after work.
    As a company policy, you cannot stay in the R&D more than 5 years unless you make an unlimited contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rien.

    Nothing.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Doctorat en Sciences informatiques PhD in Computer Science

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    Current Employee - Doctorant in Grenoble (France)
    Current Employee - Doctorant in Grenoble (France)

    I have been working at Inria full-time (more than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Je considère Inria comme un des meilleurs endroits pour travailler en science fondamentale, ce qui est une opportunité assez rare de nos jours :

    - vous pouvez facilement trouver un professionnel dans un espace particulier autour de vous, le/la trouver,

    I consider Inria as one of the best place to work on fundamental science, which is quite rare opportunity nowadays:
    - you can easy find a professional in a particular area around you, find him\her, and get a good advice about your problem
    - the environment is flexible (almost no strict schedule)
    - the salary/work balance is good (of course, you can get more in application-oriented positions - but here I talk about fundamental science)
    - secretaries of research groups try always to help you- starting from taxes, accommodation, language problems, finishing with simple advices how to save money or where to get discount for traveling
    -researcher are dedicated to science, especially maths, computer science, formal methods. Good training for your brains for the rest of the life
    - if you are self-motivated - it's the best place for you- you will find how to use all these opportunities and to become a strong researcher

    Cons

    J'ai la sensation que les gens ici détestent le monde de l'industrie. Si vous aimez des mots tels que : la banque, l'économie, l'argent, une carrière lucrative, les investissements ou le PIB, cet endroit n'est pas fait pour vous. Les gens ne comprendront ni n'apprécieront votre connaissance du « vrai monde de l'argent ». Alors changez votre vocabulaire en : intégration, théorèmes, preuves, rigoureux, recherche de l'optimal ou complexité ; ce commentaire s'applique probablement à toute la France.

    La coopération avec l'industrie est également faible à cause de cela, à mon avis. Alors ne vous attendez pas à rencontrer des managers de Google qui vous embaucheront immédiatement dans les couloirs d'Inria. L'industrie ne se soucie pas de ce que fait Inria et vice versa. L'argent provient directement du gouvernement français qui soutient assez bien Inria même en temps de crise.

    I have got an impression that people hate industry here ))) If you like words like : banking, economy, money, well-paid career, investments, GDP - this place is not for you. People will not understand you and will not appreciate your knowledge about "real-money world". So change your vocabulary to : induction, theorems, proofs, rigorous, optimality, complexity ))) - probably this comment is true about the whole France

    There is also weak cooperation with industry because of that- I believe. So do not expect that you will meet managers of Google in the hall of Inria that will instantly hire you. Industry does not care about what Inria is doing and vice versa. Money goes directly from French government that even during the crisis supports Inria quite well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coopérez davantage avec le monde de l'industrie et soyez plus pragmatiques, autrement Inria restera un endroit pour des personnes intelligentes qui ne rapportent pas le moindre euro au pays.

    Make cooperation with industry and be more application-oriented- otherwise Inria will stay a place of really smart people who do not bring back a single euro to the country.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Bon endroit pour un travail à court terme Good place for short term work

    Current Employee - Ingénieur De Recherche in Nice (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur De Recherche in Nice (France)

    I have been working at Inria as a contractor (more than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Heures ouvrées flexibles, environnement amical

    Flexible working hours, friendly environment,

    Cons

    Vous ne pouvez pas rester là très longtemps à moins que vous ne participiez au concours pour devenir un membre permanent. Ce concours est très sélectif et si vous le réussissez, vous aurez un salaire bas

    You cannot stay there for too long unless you take the contest to be the permanent member. This contest is highly selective and if you are success you will have a low salary

  10.  

    Très bien Very good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inria

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    De la culture, un aspect international, des repas, de la gestion, une assistance pour les visas et beaucoup plus.

    Culture, multi-national, lunch, management, cover for visa, and many more.

    Cons

    Pas grand chose, à part les toilettes qui sont trop petits :)

    Nothing much, well, toilets are too small :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rien

    Nothing

    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Ingénieur stagiaire Intern Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Inria full-time (less than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    1. Un bon endroit pour travailler, avec des gens sympathiques.

    1. Good place for work, nice people

    Cons

    2. La plupart des documents en français.

    2. Most paperwork in French

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