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European Parliament Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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  • Long working hours, difficult to have work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Some times get the feeling that the parliaments work doesn't really make a difference (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Internship with MEP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to experience work in the European Union as a student

    Cons

    No downsides, great internship learned a lot


  2. "Great job for 2/3 years"

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

    I have been working at European Parliament full-time

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits. It all depends with which MEP you are working with. On the whole is a great job experience.

    Cons

    It does not offer great prospect of professional growth

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    "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredible opportunity to experience how the European Union works as a whole and to acquire knowledge about large amounts of legislation. An experience one will never forget and would highly recommend students to apply for the role.

    Cons

    Zero cons - overall all wonderful experience.

    Advice to Management

    I had the pleasure of working for a highly regarded Irish MEP within the EU who brought me to a large amount of high profile events and allowed me to gain a greater knowledge about the work of the EU


  4. "nice work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice work/life balance, you can normally leave at 6 pm

    Cons

    large bureaucracy with low efficiency and unclear organizational structure


  5. "Interesting experience"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Intern in Brussels (Belgium)
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Possibility to work in a fantastic international environment.

    Cons

    Dependance on political cycles, hard to get through without political support, not very meritocracy based system.


  6. "It's one of the best places to work in Brussels."

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    Current Employee - Policy Adviser in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Policy Adviser in Brussels (Belgium)
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Highly interesting legislative work
    - Good salary
    -Great infrastructure and facilities
    - It never gets boring

    Cons

    As in every large organisation, one might have the feeling of losing individual value as you are just one more person


  7. "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I have been working at European Parliament full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good remuneration. Decent facilities. Good corporate support team. Multicultural and diverse. Some interesting policy development jobs.

    Cons

    Politically influenced hiring for management positions. Disappointing senior leadership team. Nationality- and political party-based senior promotions.

    Advice to Management

    De-politicize career management methods.

  8. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at European Parliament (Less than a year)

    Pros

    multicultural working environment and centre of European politics

    Cons

    bureaucracy makes the institution slow

    Advice to Management

    improve communication


  9. "Traniee"

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    Current Employee - Trainee of MEP in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Trainee of MEP in Brussels (Belgium)
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at European Parliament full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The job is very interesting and it feels special to work for in favour of your country and Europe. I really appreciate I am involved in every task and I can take real responsibilities.

    Cons

    Overhwelming and exhausting sometimes, overtime as well


  10. "Trainee at the EP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    Excellent balance between working and private life. Good healthcare benefits

    Cons

    frequent and strict deadlines. Additional working hours are not billed.

    Advice to Management

    No further advices as I really enjoyed my traineeship. Maybe just give some more working opportunities with some additional training.


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