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Institut Pasteur Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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  1. "Principle Staff Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Principal Staff Research Scientist in Athens, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Staff Research Scientist in Athens, IL

    I have been working at Institut Pasteur full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High level of Scientific research enviroment

    Cons

    Poor directory management and working conditions


  2. "Postdoc"

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

    I worked at Institut Pasteur full-time

    Pros

    Excellent science; excellent microscopy/service platforms; very good cantine; cantine; dynamic associations; good HR.

    Cons

    Funding hurdles as in all other scientific centers.

  3. "Ok.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    it's paris and it is a nice location

    Cons

    Very low salaries. postdocs are treated like nothing by HR. The moment they know you're a postdoc basically no one cares because you're leaving soon anyway. VERY LOW SALARIES AND NO TRANSPARENCY AS TO WHO GETS PAID HOW MUCH AND WHY.

    Advice to Management

    treat postdocs fairly. Lets be honest. It is not a privilige to work at Pasteur anymore, especially with the salaries that are paid.


  4. "My experience as an intern"

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    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Paris (France)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good future prospects due to the opportunities provided by the worlwide network of Pasteur Institute.

    Cons

    In my case, I had a greater number of working hours than it should (including working times during bank holidays at a certain time).


  5. "Internship experience at Institut Pasteur (Paris)"

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

    Pros

    Really collaborative environment with professionals from around the world who have a breadth of knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for research. The internship experience was varied and inclusive.

    Cons

    Being an intern, there is not always a steady stream of work and it can, at times, be a bit quiet. Unless the intern embarks on a specific project with the supervisor, there is not a formal structure to the internship.


  6. "Not a good experience"

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

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

    Pros

    International people
    Nice colleagues
    Nice to learn
    Good localisation in Paris

    Cons

    Really bad Management: like many times in research, PIs never learn how to manage people
    Was in a lab for 4 years where good science was only an option for PIs who never bothered to read papers, only on impact factors and the progression of their careers.
    PhDs are slaved and post-docs worse because they don't even have the small "protection" of university: while if a PhD doesn't publish or write a thesis, PIs won't get more money from this university (unless they are friends to the right people), if a post-doc never publishes, nothing will change for the PIs as post-docs are nobodies.
    If you are a foreigner they will take advantage of the fact that you don't know your rights.

    Advice to Management

    Force PIs on managing courses
    Publish the results of the survey you did around 2014 about what people thought about working in Pasteur instead how hiding it and try to learn something about those results.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for science"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Institut Pasteur full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to do research, good environment, meet the intelligent people.

    Cons

    Not good management, not many permanent contract. Quiet difficulty if you don't know French because many things here aren't in English.

    Advice to Management

    The contract should be in English for foreigners.

  8. "High valuable research"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Institut Pasteur (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional environment for research, science and international conferences. With PasteurDon program they can have advantages in science. However,Not many permanent jobs for people who work more than 5 yrs

    Cons

    Professional environment for research, science and international conferences. With PasteurDon program they can have advantages in science. However, there are some points not so good as well.

    Advice to Management

    Good in management


  9. "Genetics, Hematology, molecular biology, Oncology"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist

    I worked at Institut Pasteur full-time

    Pros

    - Laboratories use very sophisticated technical
    - Most universities have a good reputation
    - Very good working conditions
    - Life is good

    Cons

    there are no disadvantages

    Advice to Management

    Thank you


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Institut Pasteur (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, large number of labs. One plus is that postdoc salaries were recently increased from being the lowest in greater Paris, to slightly above average. This was done at the initiative of a group of postdocs (excluding myself), and was approved by the head of Pasteur. Please note, for the purpose of comparisons, that any postdoc salaries posted on this site that are in the range of 2000 euro per month are net salaries (after most deductions/taxes) from before the postdoc pay increase. The equivalent gross salary per month for almost all postdocs at Pasteur is approximately 3000 euro per month (since January 2016).

    Cons

    Administration can be slow and bureaucratic at times.


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