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Fabiola Gianotti
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  1. "Excellent"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at CERN part-time

      Pros

      Wonderful Atmosphere for research in Europe

      Cons

      Large environment can be confusing

      CERN2019-01-13
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      "Full Stack Developer"

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      Current Employee - Full Stack Developer in Meyrin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at CERN full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Amazing people, amazing place. Very interesting job. Merit based system.

      Cons

      Internal politics can be hindering.

      CERN2019-01-07
    • "Great job"

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      Former Employee - Summer Student in Geneva
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at CERN for more than a year

      Pros

      Research, Nice people, Good work life balance

      Cons

      Hard to get a full time job

      CERN2019-01-06
    • "Senior Research Fellow"

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      Current Employee - Senior Research Fellow in Geneva
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Good salary - Health Insurance - Interesting Work

      Cons

      - Almost no opportunity to progress career wise - Fixed term contracts

      CERN2019-01-08
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      "Very bad, lazy and toxic place"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Geneva
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at CERN full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - good salary - no stress

      Cons

      - your boss needs to show you that is your boss - people fight for positions instead of working together - you see how much of public money is wasted here (which is actually also a plus to realize that) - many times, more important is your powerpoint presentation then you actual work (it's worse then in corporations where I used to work) - general atmosphere that doesn't motivate you to work - bad work organisation...

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      Advice to Management

      Close this institution which wastes public money

      CERN2019-01-16

      CERN Response

      January 22, 2019Head of recruitment

      Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. All feedback is important to identify areas for improvement. As a large scientific organisation, CERN strives to provide a working environment in which people and grow and thrive. We are sorry to read this was not the case for you ...

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    • "Good"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Geneva
      Recommends

      I have been working at CERN full-time

      Pros

      * Very international * Smart people * Many holidays * ...

      Cons

      * A lot of short-term contracts - difficult to plan future for some

      CERN2018-12-06
    • "One of the unique place to work"

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      Current Employee - Technical Student in Meyrin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      There are many opportunities to improve your technical and social skills. Really relax working environment.

      Cons

      Sometimes, It can be stressful to understand some deep subjects.

      CERN2018-11-30
    • "Avis CERN"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at CERN full-time

        Pros

        - Free Trainings - 8 weeks of paid leaves - Challengeing and stimulating projects

        Cons

        - not easy to get an indefinite contract

        CERN2018-11-28
      • "Very good experience - depending on your supervisor"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at CERN

          Pros

          Good salary, interesting job and intelligent colleagues

          Cons

          Depending on your supervisor, you might need to work on a project which is less interesting for you

          CERN2018-11-08
        • "wonderful place to work and learn"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at CERN part-time

          Pros

          incredible atmosphere with some of the smartest people ever

          Cons

          really can't think of any

          CERN2018-11-04
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