Institut Pasteur

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Institut Pasteur Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
9 Reviews
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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 for more than a 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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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Institut Pasteur full-time for 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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    Great place to do science in the heart of Paris.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    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

    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
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  5.  

    I Learned to manage a project from scratch and to deal with people and companies

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Institut Pasteur as a contractor

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Cutting edge technology at your feet

    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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

    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
  7.  

    Great science, not so great management

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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

    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Rich and broad exposure to many fields of science

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    Former Employee - Internee  in  Saint-Pierre-d'Alvey (France)
    Former Employee - Internee in Saint-Pierre-d'Alvey (France)

    I worked at Institut Pasteur full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - Expensive to live close to the Institut

    Recommends
  10.  

    scientific - very good, not always good attitude to employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I worked at Institut Pasteur

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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

    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

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