Institut Pasteur Reviews

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Institut Pasteur Président Christian Bréchot
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  1. Principle Staff Research Scientist

    Current Employee - Principal Staff Research Scientist in Athens, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Research Scientist in Athens, IL

    I have been working at Institut Pasteur full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High level of Scientific research enviroment

    Cons

    Poor directory management and working conditions


  2. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Institut Pasteur (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to work, very good technique platforms, good scientific environment, good location

    Cons

    need political skills to survive

    Advice to Management

    more clear methods for career evaluation and less political measures


  3. project money but low post-doctoral salaries

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    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    You don't need to worried about project money. Most of the labs on that research Institute has a quite good financial situation. No problems on buying reagent / equipment. The Institute is really international: good network on infectious disease field The cantine is great, vacation time is bigger than a post-doc usually can take.

    Cons

    Low post-doctoral salaries (the worst of Paris). No career path for former post-docs. The institute do not usually hire young heard of unit. The quality of science is restricted to the infectious disease field. All the other areas are not internationally competitive. For international students life can be really difficult. An example: I know more than 5 post-doc that never manage to have the french health insurance (carte vitale) after years working at Institute Pasteur.

    Advice to Management

    Attract young talent scientists as heard of unit


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  5. postdoc

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    international renowned, good canteen, plenty holidays

    Cons

    lack of efficiency, neverending paperwork, language barrier, poorly paid


  6. 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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  7. nice lab, good restaurant, great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paris, nice lab, good restaurant, great people

    Cons

    french bureaucracy, poor salary, expensive living


  8. Pasteur, réveille-les!

    Former Employee - Directeur des Applications de la Recherche in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Directeur des Applications de la Recherche in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Institut Pasteur (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pas beaucoup d'avantages dans une ambiance détestable.

    Cons

    Temple de la convention dans la pensée. Difficile de défendre des idées nouvelles et iconoclastes. Peu d’appétit pour l'innovation et la valorisation.

    Advice to Management

    Recruter enfin des excellents jeunes chercheurs en n'hésitant pas à les payer aux prix qu'ils peuvent attendre dans d'autres centres de recherche de très haut niveau.


  9. 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)
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant postdoctoral in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Assistant postdoctoral in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Saint-Pierre-d'Alvey (France)
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Saint-Pierre-d'Alvey (France)
    Recommends

    I worked at Institut Pasteur full-time (Less than a 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



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