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CERN Overview

Geneva (Switzerland)
1001 to 5000 employees
1954
Nonprofit Organization
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    I worked at CERN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The location is a bit isolated.

    Cons

    Exciting scientific projects. Collaborating with great scientists all around the world.

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CERN Interviews

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    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.

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CERN Awards & Accolades

  • Top 30 Career Website - Europe, Potentialpark, 2015
  • Top 30 Mobile Talent Interaction - Europe, Potentialpark, 2015
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