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CERN CEO Fabiola Gianotti
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  1. "My experience working at CERN"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I worked at CERN full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The location is a bit isolated.

    Cons

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

    CERN2019-03-26
  2. Helpful (2)

    "research scientist"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at CERN

      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...

      CERN2016-12-07
    • "Review as an Intern"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at CERN

      Pros

      Helpful culture, easy access to resources, food

      Cons

      Commuting to CERN. Other than that no such cons

      CERN2016-10-14
    • Helpful (7)

      "very exciting place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at CERN

      Pros

      The work carried out here is very exciting, highly enjoyable and very rewarding. Interest in research and development is very high, so if you enjoy developing new technology it is a wonderful place to work.

      Cons

      It is located in the swiss countryside, the nearest biggest city is Geneva which is not a very large city. Work hours are sometimes highly variable depending on project deadlines.

      CERN2013-05-25
    • "Great place to boost your career"

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      Current Employee - Power Electronics Engineer in Prévessin-Moëns
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      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at CERN full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      International and multicultural environment Great projects Good salary Great conditions: holidays, medical insurance, etc.

      Cons

      Temporary contract in most cases

      CERN2019-05-14
    • "Departmental planning officer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva
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      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at CERN full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      International, smart people, forefront technology, science for humanity

      Cons

      I do not have any

      CERN2019-05-13
    • "Best working atmosphere I ever had!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meyrin
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      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at CERN full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Flexible working conditions - Generous relocation and installation allowance, plus annual indemnity amount. - Salary net of tax, and you will pay much less for health issuance for yourself and husband/wife/children than if you were working for another Swiss company. - Family allowance on top of your monthly salary - great plus. - Breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and Jura - Possibility for you and your family to...

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      Cons

      - Unfortunately contracts are for limited-time only, however is a positive or negative depending on how you see and plan your life. If you love Switzerland...there will always be employers willing to recruit you. If you don't want to stay here for longer than your contract , than return home happy.

      CERN2019-04-25
    • "Amazing experience"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Geneva
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at CERN full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great international and young environment Interesting projects and working freedom Great values

      Cons

      Difficult and long (5-8y) to get permanent contract

      CERN2019-04-22
    • "Senior research fellow"

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      Current Employee - Senior Research Fellow in Geneva
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      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at CERN full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      International environment and good quality life balance

      Cons

      Future prospects in the organisation

      CERN2019-04-20
    • "Senior Research Fellow"

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      Current Employee - Senior Research Fellow in Meyrin
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      Negative Outlook
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      I have been working at CERN full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Big international community. One of the best places for particle physics research. Usually good work environment with many club for activities.

      Cons

      Usually Short contracts time with bad extension opportunities

      CERN2019-04-11
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