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CERN CEO Fabiola Gianotti
Fabiola Gianotti
115 Ratings
  1. "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
  2. "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
  3. "Amazing experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Geneva
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    Neutral Outlook
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    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
  4. "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
  5. "Exciting place, a bit slow"

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Student 

    I have been working at CERN full-time

    Pros

    Good networking possibilities, filled with smart people and interesting projects

    Cons

    Not the best place for IT/CS student/expert to come to.

    CERN2019-04-29
  6. "Senior Research Fellow"

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

    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
  7. "CERN Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Trainee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CERN full-time

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere Excellent benefits A lot of paid leave No stress

    Cons

    Lacking opportunities to citizen's that are not from a CERN Member State

    CERN2019-04-03
  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CERN full-time

    Pros

    Enormous advantages, flexible, interesting work

    Cons

    Contrat renewal, uncertainty of the position

    CERN2019-04-10
  9. "System Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CERN full-time

    Pros

    Health care, good pay, no tax

    Cons

    none, everything was well balanced

    Advice to Management

    CERN is too big, cant have something to MUST write here

    CERN2019-03-20
  10. "Electronic Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Meyrin
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very creative environment. Sociable environment. International and multidisciplinary teams. Very good conditions (holidays)

    Cons

    Poorly organised documentation. Slow internal logistics

    CERN2019-03-12
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