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European Parliament Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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European Parliament CEO Martin Schulz
Martin Schulz
30 Ratings
  1. "Accredited Parliamentary Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at European Parliament full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure and exciting topics

    Cons

    pace and stress can be overwhelming

    European Parliament2019-01-24
  2. "Get an overall perspective on how the EU works"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at European Parliament full-time

    Pros

    > Possibility of following the Parliament's work in all its levels: committees; plenary and meetings; > Good overview of the legislative process of the EU and the Brussels' way on politics; > Very well paid;

    Cons

    > Administrative basic tasks most of the time; > Lack of training and mentorship;

    European Parliament2019-01-17
  3. "Accredited Parliamentary Assistent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at European Parliament full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, workload with ups and downs

    Cons

    A very bureaucratic work environment

    European Parliament2019-01-07
  4. "Excellent workplace"

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    Current Employee - Member of the Legal Service in Brussels
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at European Parliament full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at the core of eu politics

    Cons

    Promotions based on seniority more than results

    European Parliament2018-11-02
  5. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Parliamentary Assistant in Brussels
    Recommends

    I have been working at European Parliament full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very interesting job, you get to work on multiple topics

    Cons

    You have to be very available

    European Parliament2018-10-09
  6. "Schuman Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at European Parliament full-time

    Pros

    Great experience professionally and regarding the ways of an international organization and politics. The compensation is more than fair.

    Cons

    Unlike more flexible for profit organizations, getting a job after your traineeship at the Parliament is not so straightforward, and you may only indirectly benefit from your experience when applying for an EP job afterwards.

    European Parliament2018-09-06
  7. "accredited parliamentary assistant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at European Parliament full-time

      Pros

      Experience the european institution workplace

      Cons

      Really hard working job, no paid bonus for working more hours

      European Parliament2018-09-13
    • "A good, international environment to work in"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at European Parliament full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Outstanding benefits package and great work-life balance culture

      Cons

      Not a lot of opportunities for career advancement

      European Parliament2018-08-22
    • "MEP assistant trainee"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at European Parliament

      Pros

      interesting job and access to all conferences

      Cons

      lack of transparency on traineeship scheme

      European Parliament2018-08-09
    • "Supportive and diverse workplace"

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      Former Employee - Translator in Luxembourg
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at European Parliament full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good work-life balance, good opportunities for career progression, language training available

      Cons

      Difficult to transfer outside of Brussels/Luxembourg

      Advice to Management

      No advice needed in this case

      European Parliament2018-07-22
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