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Inria Reviews

Updated March 21, 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. "Pas mal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.


  3. "Research and Development Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Working in an academic environment with nice and smart researchers and PhD students as well as helpful administration team. Interesting research topics and advanced methods. Easy to collaborate with other important scientific institutes nearby to carry out results.

    Cons

    Not so well-paid if comparing to similar post doctoral positions in the U.S., especially for living in the Paris region where the cost of life is high.

    Advice to Management

    International employees can get immediate help in VISA or residence permit application, accommodation and language learning. As a non-permanent member, I have no idea on the general management but it seems to be better than average French management in academic institutes.


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  5. "Researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Scientific Researcher in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Scientific Researcher in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, young environment, industrial relationships, international environment

    Cons

    Limited career advancement, administrative support not always professional


  6. "Research Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great freedom in choosing the subjects you want to work on.
    - Very stimulating technical discussion with co-workers who are mostly very knowledgeable.
    - Good infrastructure and choice of hardware.

    Cons

    - Some of the researchers (a minority luckily) tend to look down on research engineers even if they have similar qualifications (PhD).
    - The freedom everyone has in the choice of the subject they work on may induce slow progression as no strong focus emerges.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to say as the situation varies from team to team (and I experienced multiple ones). The main point of action should be to reinforce the focus of some projects, but this is already done in some fashion.


  7. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Chercheur postdoctoral in Rennes (France)
    Former Employee - Chercheur postdoctoral in Rennes (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office, acces to computing cluster. Helpful team. Enrollment in language classes.

    Cons

    Secretary could only speak French. Security wouldn't allow to show the workplace to friends or family


  8. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work with brilliant people. Nice international collaboration.

    Cons

    Nothing significant to mention. Everything is fine for me.


  9. "Graduate Work Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Inria full-time

    Pros

    Its a great work enviroment with good scientists. Needs self motivation and being pro active. Overall good

    Cons

    It's a place where there is not a lot of pressure applied and if the employer is not pro active he can be not re productive/


  10. "Marketing manager"

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    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


  11. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated team of researchers, very helpful colleagues, encouragement to publish your work

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of, my experience with INRIA is great

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is doing their job so honestly, I learned a lot and thanks for the opportunity!



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