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Updated October 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Travail de recherche ouvert et libre d'orientation (in 28 reviews)

  • s bonnes conditions de travail : beaucoup de jours de cong (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • La gratification pour les stagiaires en fin d' (in 13 reviews)

  • laboratoire mixte de recherche et donc pas en contact avec d'autres agents CNRS (cas particulier) (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "PhD at CNRS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place for science in France

    Cons

    Too big state company, very slow...


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CNRS full-time

    Pros

    Some friendly colleagues. Good equipment.

    Cons

    Heavily political. HR incredibly slow or unresponsive. Low pay in general. Paid below minimum.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Science "a la Française""

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    Current Employee - CR1
    Current Employee - CR1
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CNRS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    life positions, freedom to work in any french institution

    Cons

    ridiculously low salaries, bad evaluation system


  4. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CNRS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good for young and motivation researcher

    Cons

    I dont' see much about


  5. "Chercheur (CDD)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at CNRS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice and friendly environment, easy to find new challenges

    Cons

    administration sometimes can be hard to manage


  6. "good work environment"

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    Current Employee - PhDcandidate in Grenoble (France)
    Current Employee - PhDcandidate in Grenoble (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CNRS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The teamwork are multiculture and dynamic

    Cons

    less of compensations and benefits


  7. "Not sustainable"

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    Former Employee - chargé d'affaires juridiques in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - chargé d'affaires juridiques in Paris (France)

    I worked at CNRS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Vacation and time off is great

    Cons

    Salary is low
    Lack of career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Give better salaries

  8. "Very french"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Saclay (France)
    Former Employee - Intern in Saclay (France)

    I worked at CNRS (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Nice people and atmosphere
    - Large network of researchers

    Cons

    - As a non-french speaker there was definitely a language barrier

    Advice to Management

    Prepare english translations of your commonly used documents


  9. "Post doctoral fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CNRS full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Established institute. Good fundings.

    Cons

    No bonus. Contract non-renewable after 2-3 years.


  10. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CNRS part-time

    Pros

    - Premier French research institute
    - Great network of research facilities

    Cons

    - Limited Permanent positions for career progression.


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