Institut Pasteur

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Institut Pasteur Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
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  1.  

    Working in the Institut Pasteur is a life experience

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Fabulous scientific environment, cutting-edge technical platforms

    Cons

    Sometimes the knowledge of the French language is a requisite

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work, but not so great money

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Incredible chances to collaborate. Top-level science. Nine plus (!) weeks of vacation a year

    Cons

    Pretty low pay in a pretty expensive city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    nice lab, good restaurant, great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Institut Pasteur

    Pros

    Paris, nice lab, good restaurant, great people

    Cons

    french bureaucracy, poor salary, expensive living

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    Excellent endroit pour faire de la science au cœur de Paris. Great place to do science in the heart of Paris.

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    La cantine est probablement la meilleure de Paris. Si vous aimez la cuisine française vous devez y travaillez. Pasteur est également un très grand campus pour la localisation dans la ville. Il y a de nombreux départements, ce qui permet de fortes collabor

    The canteen is probably the best in Paris. If you like French cuisine you should work here. Pasteur also is a very large campus for the location in the city. There are many departments, which allows for strong collaborations. Each major division has a retreat at least once every two years to encourage networking and collaboration. Every scientist has clear command of English.

    Cons

    La compensation est typiquement française. Si vous avez un poste permanent vous obtenez même moins que le personnel temporaire. Si vous parlez français ne pensez même pas à parler à l'administration. Ils ne vous comprendront pas.

    Compensation is typically French. If you have a permanent position you even get less than temporary staff. If you don't speak French don't even think of talking to the administration. They won't understand you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    J'ai appris à m'occuper d'un projet en partant de zéro et à gérer les gens et les entreprises. I Learned to manage a project from scratch and to deal with people and companies

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant postdoctoral in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Assistant postdoctoral in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Institut Pasteur as a contractor

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Rencontrer des gens très importants de différents niveaux donne l'âme d'une entreprise privée tout en travaillant dans une atmosphère académique.

    meet very iportant people from different levels get the spirit of private companies while working in a an academic atmosphere

    Cons

    Diriger un projet et apprendre à gérer son temps et à définir des priorités pour atteindre les objectifs en temps.

    lead a project and learn to manage our time and put priorities to acheive goals at time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Technologie de pointe sous la main. Cutting edge technology at your feet

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Technologies de pointe, travailler avec des scientifiques reconnus, bon endroit pour se concentrer sur la recherche, beaucoup d'argent pour la recherche donc de nombreux équipements à disposition.

    cutting edge technologies, work alongside esteemed scientists, good place to focus only of research, plenty of research money hence availability of numerous facilities

    Cons

    La langue est importante. Ils disent qu'il n'est pas nécessaire de parler français, mais presque tout est fait en français. Si vous ne connaissez pas la langue, vous resterez un étranger. Le contrat de travail est en français, tous les travaux officiels sont en français, beaucoup de réunions en français. C'est très difficile de s'assimiler et tirer avantage de cette superbe institution si vous ne connaissez pas la langue.

    language is a bar. they say it is not necessary to learn French. But pretty much everything is done in french. If you don't know the language, you will remain alien. Work contract is in french, all official works done in french, many meetings held in french. It is very difficult to blend in and take full advantage of the superb institution if you do not know the language.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vous devriez dire clairement aux personnes qu'ils doivent connaitre la langue AVANT de les engager. Essayez aussi de fournir des cours de langue gratuits sur le campus. Le directeur du labo devrait s'assurer que les étrangers aient accès à ces classes. So

    You should tell people clearly that they need to know the language BEFORE they join. Also try to provide free language classes in the campus. The head of the lab should make sure that foreigners have access to these classes. Many times the head of the lab pressurizes the foreign researchers to choose science over learning the language, which in long term would have helped the researchers immensely.

    Recommends
  8.  

    De la science remarquable, mais pas en ce qui concerne la gestion Great science, not so great management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant postdoctoral in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Assistant postdoctoral in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Un des meilleurs instituts de recherche du monde, de l'équipement et des réactifs de qualité supérieure, un environnement de recherche vif, des chercheurs brillants, une exposition mondiale solide.

    One of the best research institutes in the world, top quality equipment and reagents, lively research environment, brilliant researchers, solid international exposure.

    Cons

    Technologie, réglementations animales, la gestion de base est pauvrement menée et gêne parfois la recherche. Presque un antagonisme non intentionnel contre les buts et besoins des chercheurs. Les facteurs politiques et bureaucratiques rendent tout ce qui est en dehors de la recherche problématique.

    IT, animal regulations, basic management is poorly run and at times hinders the research. Almost an unintentional antagonism against the goals and needs of the researchers. Political and bureaucratic factors make anything outside of the basic research quite a headache.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    L'institut ne serait rien sans la science, arrêtez la bureaucratie et donnez au scientifiques les outils dont ils ont besoin pour travailler.

    The institute would be nothing without the science, cut out the bureaucracy and give the scientists the tools they need to do their work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Grande et riche exposition à beaucoup de domaines scientifiques Rich and broad exposure to many fields of science

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Saint-Pierre-d'Alvey (France)
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Saint-Pierre-d'Alvey (France)

    I worked at Institut Pasteur full-time (less than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Au cœur de Paris
    - Environnement très international
    - Chercheurs inspirants que l'on peut facilement approcher
    - Bonne assistance aux étudiants - STAPA, prix des cantines adaptés, etc.

    - In the hearth of Paris
    - Very international environment
    - Inspiring researchers easily approachable
    - Good student support- STAPA, adapted canteen prices, etc.

    Cons

    - Les loyers sont chers près de l'Institut

    - Expensive to live close to the Institut

    Recommends
  10.  

    Scientifique - très bon, pas toujours une bonne attitude envers le personnel scientific - very good, not always good attitude to employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I worked at Institut Pasteur

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Très bon environnement scientifique, accès aux meilleures technologies et les plus avancées, possibilités de collaboration au sein de l'institut, renommée

    Very good scientific environment, access to the best/most advanced technologies, possibilities of collaborations within the institute, renome

    Cons

    Les ressources humaine ne sont pas disposées à aider quiconque, la recherche d'opportunité de profit pour la société ne tient pas compte si cela est bon ou non pour les employés

    Human resources not willing to help anyone, searching an opportunity for company profits not taking into account whether it is good for employees or not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pensez davantage au bien des employés et non seulement aux profits qu'ils peuvent apporter à la société. Ceci les rendra plus à l'aise dans leur milieu de travail

    Think more about the goodness of employees not only about the profits they can bring to the company. This will make them feel better in their workplace

    Recommends

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