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  1. "Graduate researcher at CERN"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at CERN

      Pros

      Working at CERN, you get to work for a leading-edge science experiment. The technology is incredible and you learn so much from the physicists and engineers in your collaboration. You also pick up analytic skills that are highly desired in today's workforce.

      Cons

      It's difficult to get your research through the entire collaboration. Everyone has an opinion about how to best conduct an analysis, and it's your responsibility to convince others your doing everything correctly. Concerns over the smallest details of an analysis can delay a publication by several months. Sometimes this is warranted, but other times it's minutiae.

      Advice to Management

      The collaborations are structured into working groups based on particular physics topics. This allows you to discuss analyses among physicists familiar with the topic before presented to the collaboration as a whole.

      CERN2014-08-17
    1. "My experience working at CERN"

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      Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

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

      Pros

      The location is a bit isolated.

      Cons

      Exciting scientific projects. Collaborating with great scientists all around the world.

      CERN2019-03-26
    2. "Fellow"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      I worked at CERN full-time

      Pros

      Great place to work for! Cutting edge technologies and very interesting projects.

      Cons

      Rewards for your job are not existent

      CERN2017-02-12

      CERN Response

      February 14, 2017

      Many thanks for your review. It’s delightful to read that you have found CERN a great place to work. It is unfortunate however that you felt the rewards were few as apart from a fixed stipend for the duration of their contract, CERN Fellows benefit from an array of training opportunities, ...

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