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IFP New Energy Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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IFP New Energy Président Didier Houssin
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  1. "Good Atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IFP New Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The cafeteria is very good
    The employees are very friendly
    There were so many breaks all throughout the day
    Everything is very well organized
    Flexible lunch time (45min of leave between 12:00 and 2:00 pm)
    A few steps away from the Castle of Malmaison (Napoleon Bonaparte's) - A great place to picnic during hot days

    Cons

    Rueil Malmaison is not inside Paris (not very convenient if you live in Paris)
    They hire PHD students more than bachelor engineers

    Advice to Management

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  2. "Experience at IFPEN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ingénieur De Recherche - Enseignant in Rueil-Malmaison (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur De Recherche - Enseignant in Rueil-Malmaison (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in work, flexible timing, work - life balance, quality of work

    Cons

    career progression is slow
    flat hierarchy
    too many regulations
    required to be fluent in french

    Advice to Management

    make it an international centre and not just a french centre


  3. "Nice place to work but a little remote"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solaize (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solaize (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IFP New Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can concentrate on the most important part of your work: science. Nice discussion. Super teams. Friendly people. Nice extra services for employees.

    Cons

    There is too much hierarchy and regulation which stops flexibility.
    As a foreigner, you need to have a good command of French.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good scientific work. Reduce the amount of meetings (and shorten them). Most of the time they are just a waste of time.


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  5. "A challenging environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I have been working at IFP New Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging projects, most interesting work environment with innovative people, great variety of technical and scientific subjects, applied research, strong links with the industry

    Cons

    Trust and dialogue between management and employees should improve for the benefit of all


  6. "Positive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    Pros

    it is a good company for research and development. Mainy in the upstream, reservoir geology nice opportunities for career. But stay in reserach

    Cons

    Only research careers. A lot of budget restrictions and not so many opportunities of management.


  7. "Projets intéressants - Managers trop frileux - Politique salariale à revoir"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IFP New Energy full-time

    Pros

    Gros budget pour les essais et équipements de laboratoire. Possibilité de travailler sur des sujets de recherche intéressants et variés. Dans certains cas, possibilité d'évolution de carrière horizontale intéressantes.

    Cons

    Les managers sont très fermés aux nouvelles idées. Cela est peut-être lié à leur niveau de salaire exorbitant qui les empêche de prendre des risques. Au contraire les salaire des "jeunes" évolue très peu pour permettre à IFP de rester dans l'enveloppe budgétaire. Le travail n'est pas récompensé, les augmentations sont identiques pour tous les salariés.
    Cela est visible dans le turn-over très élevé chez les jeunes, et nul chez les anciens.

    Advice to Management

    Profitez des dernières années de subvention étatiques pour prendre des risques et innover. Récompensez les employés qui travaillent dur, séparez-vous des improductifs.


  8. "OETAM"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technicien in Lyon (France)
    Current Employee - Technicien in Lyon (France)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at IFP New Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mobilité - Technologie - Avantages sociaux - Salires

    Cons

    Nombreuses hiérarchie matricielle Peu d'évolution pour les techniciens

    Advice to Management

    Ne pas délaisser et donc écouter le personnel non cadre. La politique de la société est viellissante


  9. "Evolution négative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IFP New Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Centre de R&D au meilleur niveau mondial dans certains domaines. Beaucoup d'avantage côté temps de travail.

    Cons

    Un management hétérogène mais globalement de faible niveau et qui suit des pratiques ancestrales. Une situation financière de plus en plus contrainte. Absence de projet d'entreprise.

    Advice to Management

    Proposer un projet d'entreprise, rénover les pratiques managériales et ayez le courage d'engager des transformations.


  10. "Enrichissant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ingénieur environnement in Rueil-Malmaison (France)
    Current Employee - ingénieur environnement in Rueil-Malmaison (France)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IFP New Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    EPIC donc entre le public et le privé. Contrat confortable vu les avantages, les salaires et le cadre de travail. Métiers d'expertise donc enrichissant !

    Cons

    Le côté public peut provoquer une certaine inertie dans les projets parfois.

    Advice to Management

    Être davantage dans le management des personnes.


  11. "Très bonne société, objectifs nobles, PDG déplorable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - technicien chimiste in Solaize (France)
    Current Employee - technicien chimiste in Solaize (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IFP New Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Objectifs nobles et motivants, belle culture d'entreprise, droit à la suggestion et à l'erreur, salaire et avantages compétitifs

    Cons

    Contexte difficile, période précaire pour les non-permanents, AUCUNE PERSPECTIVE D'EVOLUTION (recrute uniquement bac+2/3 ou bac+8 pas de palier intermédiaire)
    PDG catastrophique, extrêmement mauvais dans la communication orale, humilié lors d'un passage à la télévision.

    Advice to Management

    Ressaisissez-vous !!! Sortez de cette culture d'entreprise pachydermique, préparez vos réponses aux médias autres que scientifiques. Ne cédez surtout pas aux sirènes d'une administration/direction à l'américaine, sachez rester humains et motivez vos troupes comme vous l'avez déjà fait par le passé, non pas par des belles paroles, mais par des actes exemplaires !!!


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