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Updated April 16, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at EMBL as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    exciting seminars & conferences; great working atmosphere; creative and innovative environment, employee support and benefits

    Cons

    none that I can think of.


  2. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helpful people, Good atmosphere, Activities

    Cons

    I cannot find one really!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "PhD experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - PhD in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - PhD in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Multicultural. Innovative. Great research. Exceptional people. Promote professional growth

    Cons

    The Weather is not good. High risk project. Invonvinient to reach if one does not have a car


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  5. "Great place to do basic research"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Predoctoral Fellow in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Predoctoral Fellow in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent technical support and access to facilities (imaging, EM, protein expression and purification, proteomics, genomics, FC...).
    Access to year-round conferences taking place at EMBL
    Collaborative spirit amongst labs
    Very good working conditions (health insurance, benefits...)

    Cons

    Higher pressure and competitiveness than the average institute in Germany.


  6. "Great experience working at this international institution"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EMBL as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at EMBL is accompanied with a great international and interdisciplinary atmosphere. Funding secures long-term experiments and you have excess to many different facilities to advance in your research.

    Cons

    There is not much to fill in here. Depending on which group you are going to join you might encounter problems with your group leader, but that you should try to sense during the interviews while for sure being dazzled by EMBL´s great working environment

    Advice to Management

    You do a great job. However, one could try to conform fellow´s benefits even more to benefits of staff members


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bioinformatician review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EMBL full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and location. Health Insurance and flexible working.

    Cons

    9 year rule. Limited to 9 years in employment.


  8. "Engaging place to do research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EMBL full-time

    Pros

    Working space; experienced colleges; career opportunities; paid transportation to campus;

    Cons

    Far from city centre; average/unhealthy canteen;


  9. "Good science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good resource, good scientific record

    Cons

    long working hours, outside of city


  10. "Nowhere else like it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fantastic experimental work, collaborative environment, great benefits for staff scientists

    Cons

    Can be insular, people at postdoc level tend to stay too long


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Very nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hinxton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hinxton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and building
    Nice colleges and HR and service teams
    Productive environment
    Good connection to Cambridge via shuttle bus

    Cons

    Remote location
    Little possibilities to have a beer hour
    Hard to get a place for child care
    No train connection as an alternative to bus

    Advice to Management

    Keep things running. Promote science. Don't become publicity driven.


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