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    "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
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      "visiting scientist"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at CERN

      Pros

      Great working environment. People are very smart and innovative. Interest in research and development is very high.

      Cons

      It is located in the swiss countryside. The living cost is relative high.

      Advice to Management

      Efficiency of improvement of approval of analysis can be further improved.

      CERN2015-12-24

      CERN Response

      January 8, 2016

      Thank you very much for the time you took to leave a review. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at CERN.

    • "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
    • "One of the unique place to work"

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      Current Employee - Technical Student in Meyrin
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      Positive Outlook
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      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
    • "Technical Fellow"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook
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      I worked at CERN for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - The work environment is great: you can do your job and focus on it but also have time to help others with their projects if you want to - Very collaborative colleagues - Being CERN, it is extremely international so expect people from all over the globe - management is good, on average, and they really help in improving your skill set

      Cons

      - when management is bad, it is really bad: projects have no structure, people are working by themselves without a common goal and the situation can really degenerate. Luckily, this is very rare.

      CERN2018-08-01
    • "Fellowship"

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

      Pros

      Good working environment, challening work with an international elite. Many opportunities in growing and learning new abilities. Internationally good reputation.

      Cons

      Limited possibilities to stay for a longer time. Limited duration contracts with many extensions. Depending on the group budgets are tight and private laptops have to be used.

      Advice to Management

      Do not think on a short term but care about the future of your employees. The working conditions are very good and it is fun to work here.

      CERN2018-01-23
    • "Software Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Geneva
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      Positive Outlook
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      I have been working at CERN full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good working environment, flexible hours, cutting edge technologies, 30 days of holidays, diversity

      Cons

      Not really have to report any negatives. Actually depends on the section, because it is a huge organisation

      CERN2017-10-09
    • "Great opportunity for Electronics Engineers"

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      Former Employee - Electronics Engineer 
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      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at CERN for more than 4 years

      Pros

      I worked at CERN for 4 years as a technical student and as a fellow after graduation. My overall experience was very good and below I listed some main points to consider: - Interesting technical work with lots of freedom for experimentation - Great work environment with brilliant people around open to new ideas - Lots of learning opportunities (personal and professional) - Very nice location for free time activities...

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      Cons

      - Inefficiencies compared to private sector (depends on the team) - Difficult to get full-time staff vacancies i.e. running after contracts (but when you do 100% job security) - People management skills can be lacking with supervisors (depends on the team)

      Advice to Management

      More emphasis on soft-skills and guidance for employees

      CERN2017-10-08
    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva
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      I have been working at CERN full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Very interesting and international working environment, own pension fund and health insurance system. Great way for students to gain valuable experience and for professionals to enrich theirs.

      Cons

      Lack of stability for those who want it due to limited time contracts (at least in the start).

      CERN2017-09-09
    • "Nice experience"

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      Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

      I worked at CERN

      Pros

      very stimulating work environment, top salary for Physicist

      Cons

      Difficult to have a permanent position

      CERN2017-06-22
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