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CERN Overview

Geneva (Switzerland)
1001 to 5000 employees
1954
Nonprofit Organization
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CERN Reviews

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    Pros

    the best research institute in the world and the working environment is awesome

    Cons

    you could work on the most cutting edge computing technology

    Advice to Management

    please reduce the meeting frequency and meeting length...

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CERN Interviews

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    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at CERN in January 2009.

    Interview

    I applied for technical student position. After initial submit I was contacted after 1-2 months. I got only 2 phone interviews with very friendly guy. He was curious about my skills and work experience I did during my university. The whole phone call was not longer than 30 min. The guy described me the work I should do and we checked once more the start date.

    Interview Questions

    • I didn't find it hard. Maybe I've got enough experience for this level.   Answer Question
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CERN Awards & Accolades

  • Top 30 Online Talent Communication - Europe, Potentialpark, 2016
  • Top 10 Talent Communication Mobile Interaction Europe 2016, Potentialpark, 2016
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