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Updated January 25, 2017
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  • crire sur le salaire et, si vous travaillez en tant qu'ing (in 11 reviews)

  • aucun pour les etudiants de doctorats (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome research institute"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Rennes (France)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Rennes (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Inria full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with the Best brains.

    Cons

    No cons that I know of. You know what you get before you sign up.


  2. "Very bureaucratic"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Paris (France)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, amazing researchers. Very interesting projects are born here.

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic, interns are paid 1/3 the minimum wage in France by default. Sometimes you're expected to work overtime.


  3. "Pas mal"

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    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Nancy (France)
    Former Employee - Stagiaire in Nancy (France)

    I worked at Inria (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No benefits for intern... heard that their researchers and post-docs have 40 days annul holiday

    Cons

    Not very well paid


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  5. "Working here won't give you a heart disease."

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Paris (France)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Inria full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment with exceptionally smart individuals supporting creative/different thinking.
    Very good Work/Life balance (if you can afford a life with that pay).
    Social views on employment (meaning that you will be treated as a human beeing). You can take your kid to school every morning without worrying about being late.
    Flexible working hours if you meet your objectives.
    No extra hours unless you really want too or you've reached "expert level" in research (meaning that you have nothing else to do except working).

    Cons

    Low wages considering that you can't work here unless you are extremely well educated (PhD level).
    Very political.
    Most of the people with a permanent position remain until retirement or until they die of loneliness.

    Advice to Management

    The state manages this research center by cutting its buget at every ocasion.


  6. "Marketing manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    team working, good atmosphere, good life balance.

    Cons

    low salary, difficult to run cross teams, close departments, scientists better appreciated . Premises out of town. Commuting difficult due to traffic, had to shift hours and it went better.

    Advice to Management

    better value contributing employees


  7. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Chercheur postdoctoral in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Chercheur postdoctoral in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Inria part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment. Excellent work/life balance with lots of vacation hours.

    Cons

    Mid to low salaries. Management needs better domain of english to work with foreign researchers. Paperwork for foreign researchers can be a hassle (a problem not of Inria, but of France). At the beginning, I said that a pro was the ease for traveling as part of your research project, but I had to change that now that they created a huge debt for me for the fact that they moved me abroad for a mission and when I had to go back for paperwork, having no domicile in Paris anymore, they first promised that it was OK to cover my living expenses for that small trip but now are asking me to return all the money because it was actually not possible. This, for me, breaks the whole experience.

    Advice to Management

    Improve salary for junior researchers, especially those who are on missions abroad. Improve english of management staff. Either ease the life for researchers who are sent abroad for collaboration projects or at the very least, make the rules very clear. My advise: if you are not French national, DO NOT accept a position that will relocate you outside of France. You will only suffer from the over-excessive paperwork, the lack of financial support and the extremely low salary of Inria in relation to other countries (especially the US).


  8. "Good environment to work if you find a good professor"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Inria as an intern

    Pros

    Very professional and friendly people. Staff is very efficient, they take care of all the administrative procedure really well. If you are lucky enough to find a good professor then it's a good place to work.

    Cons

    Salaries are too low. Some professors are not interested in teaching and expect interns to do everything on their own.


  9. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Inria full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fame, resources, work life balance

    Cons

    Poor management scientifically.not cutting edge research

    Advice to Management

    Lack of multi culturalism


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good research center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Valbonne (France)
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Valbonne (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, as expected in Research centers
    great work/life balance, as there's so much liberty

    Cons

    Salary is tight
    Little to no-chance of carrer progression
    Laid back enviroment makes some of the permanent become accomodated to their position, without willingness to do better

    Advice to Management

    Hiring policy should focus more on talent rather than who the candiates knows and where it comes from.


  11. "Stagiaire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valbonne (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valbonne (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Inria (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Restauration, gim, musique et espaces verts

    Cons

    renumeration basse, et c'est tout

    Advice to Management

    penser aux Muslimans qui bosse chez en leur proposant des repas hallal



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