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  1. "Great place to boost your career"

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    Current Employee - Power Electronics Engineer in Prévessin-Moëns
    Recommends
    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
  2. "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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  4. "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
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      "Good money, but many downsides"

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      Current Employee - Fellow in Prévessin-Moëns
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Good salary (free of income tax) - Long paid holidays - Good work-life balance, no need for overtime

      Cons

      General: - Incompetent, inconsiderate and/or shortsighted management - Very hierarchical management, no meaningful feedback can be given to the real decision-makers. Top management seems to be very detached from real workers - Few indefinite contracts. no long-term career prospect - Bad working conditions, old offices, noisy environment, very hot offices in the summer - Many incompetent and/or demotivated people...

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      Advice to Management

      Start to improve the competence of managers and the work conditions. Given the high salaries, a lot of money is wasted due to poor work conditions. Don't let people on indefinite contracts not doing anything, just because they know they cannot be fired.

      CERN2018-05-22

      CERN Response

      May 29, 2018Head of recruitment

      Thank you for taking the time to make comments on our Organization. Your opinion matters and we review all comments carefully. Be assured that we have taken particular note of your ‘Cons’. The experience and welfare of our collaborators is our priority and we value feedback to ensure ...

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      "Not a bad place"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Interesting and unique work assignments, good salary and benefits, plenty of holiday.

      Cons

      Inconvenient location, old and bad infrastructure, incompetent/unmotivated colleagues, too many French-only speakers.

      Advice to Management

      Make all departments more international (less French), improve hiring process to filter out bad candidates (especially fellows), invest more in buildings and infrastructure.

      CERN2018-05-22
    • "Great Place to work and enjoy"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Meyrin
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at CERN full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Good Salary International environment Mountains nearby Great holidays

      Cons

      Big structure all the possible downsides of it.

      CERN2018-01-21
    • Helpful (4)

      "Software engineer (Fellowship)"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer (Fellowship) 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Good salary (not taxed!) for young people in mid 20s. - Good work-life balance, a lot of holidays, no overtime. - A lot of autonomy and flat management structure. - There are some potentially interesting projects. - Reasonable approach to technologies - there is no "hype driven development" and jumping on every new javascript framework, but technologies are modern and people are generally keeping track of changes...

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      Cons

      - Very strong separation between Staff and non-Staff (students, associates, fellows etc), but only when it comes to benefits and not workload or responsibilities. You might be doing the same thing as the guy next to you, but earning 2-3 times less, simply because he's on a different contract. - Zero correlation between work performance and contract duration or conditions for non-Staff. You might be the best employee,...

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      Advice to Management

      Revise contracting policy of the organisation. The fact that people get "lifetime" contracts, from which they can't be fired, is not normal or healthy in any way. Especially considering CERN handles all stages of many projects, and different people are needed for design, different people for construction and different people for maintenance and operations.

      CERN2018-01-10
    • "TECHNICAL STUDENT"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at CERN

        Pros

        international environment, good salary, flexible working hours

        Cons

        no opportunities to stay more in your current position

        CERN2017-12-08
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        "Boys only club"

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        Current Employee - Engineer 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Good salary and pension if you can get a staff position

        Cons

        Overwhelmingly male work environment which makes it deathly boring, dull and lacking in stimulation. Most women work in relative isolation unless you are in HR.

        Advice to Management

        Fire most of the section leaders and group leaders who have absolutely no clue about team leading or diversity since they are virtually all white, male, heterosexual and just going through the motions of leading.

        CERN2017-10-19
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