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Nice metallurgical laboratory
PhD student (Former Employee) –  Nantes (France)4 August 2015
I worked in a laboratory where there is a lot of equipments and expertises available in metallurgy but also in the energy storage field.
Management is ok but salary is quite low compared to classic companies.
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Best place to work as Research Scientist
Research Scientist (Former Employee) –  Marseille4 May 2015
CNRS is the center of national scientific research in France. Almost all government laboratories belong to it and work on all kind of project.
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Hard work for nothing
PhD Candidate (Former Employee) –  Paris France24 February 2015
A typical day at work is mostly doing lab research, including experiments and bibliography research. The management is kind of poor. The coworkers are, for most of them, friendly, helpful, collaborative and motivating. The hardest part of the job is to find the right hypothesis, and be able to generate consistent data with addressing all the possible criticisms. Being a PhD candidate does not open any other door for employement. The most enjoyable part is that research is very challenging and never boring.
Cons
Helathcare
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a wellknown research group in materials for energy storage!
Doctoral researcher (Former Employee) –  Thiais, A88 May 2014
One of the best group in France and Europe for research on materials for energy storage (hydrogen storage materials and secondary batteries).
Great environment for working and collaborating with other researchers.
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Secure job
Research Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lyon, 697 May 2014
If you are part of the permanent staff it is a great place to work (provided the laboratory has enough funding).
If you are a contracter it is ok.
There are lots of opportunities to interact with scientist from other fields of research so you can learn new usefull skills.
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Research Director (Former Employee) –  Montpellier,13 February 2014
Team management and excellent co-workers
hardest part of the job, to much bureaucracy
most enjoyable part of the job : possibility of developing highly exciting project.
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Cool Summer work
Vacation (Former Employee) –  Marseille, B816 August 2013
Every day i have a lot of mission. I have to bring orders to medical team that they order from the outside. I have to check all the product that i had in my store where i worked in the building and i had to bring orders from the Inside products. There is a lot of medical team who looking for cure against aims or cancer.

The job wasn't difficult and the team was great but sometimes you have to be quick. It is not difficult when you know the job and it is really great for summer work.
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A great place to work
C++ Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Grenoble, FRANCE14 July 2013
... and learn new technologies. A lot of room for self starter people.
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High quality research
Student (Former Employee) –  Paris9 July 2013
People with new and good ideas. Large time in proposal writing. Flexible organisation. Salary low compared to workload.
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A perfect research center
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Paris22 April 2013
I was conducting research in the field of materials, I enjoyed working on multiple projects especially those in interactions with industrial partners.
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CNRS INTERNSHIP
Internship (Former Employee) –  Paris12 July 2012
A typical day at work:
Starting at AM 9:00, talking to the one in charge of the program: synthesis of a molecule that could let big drugs to get in the cell.

What you learned:
Being under others, keeping quiet.

Management:
CNRS is a great place to be, people are open-minded. I had to take care of the synthesis.

Your co-workers:
Very proud to have been working with. They appreciated that it was always very clean.

The hardest part of the job:
Knowledge

The most enjoyable part of the job:
Cleaning the dishes
Pros
being in a great institute
Cons
couldn't be aware of the whole program-limited knowledge
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Avis sur l'entreprise
Ingénieur d'études (Former Employee) –  Châtenay-Malabry (92)28 November 2016
Le CNRS est une organisation public qui permet l'avancée de la recherche dans plusieurs disciplines. Je suis globalement satisfait du poste d'ingénieur d'études que j'ai occupé durant une période d'un an. Ce poste m'a permis de développer mes compétences théoriques et pratiques en physico-chimie et biologie. Les principaux inconvénients sont le salaire et la précarité de l'emploi.
Pros
Bonne ambiance de travail
Cons
précarité de l'emploi
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CNRS : what else
Stagiaire (Former Employee) –  Cronenbourg (67)27 November 2016
L'institut Charles-Sadron est un centre de recherche du CNRS.

C'est un institut sérieux où l'on retrouve les meilleurs chercheurs du monde dans le domaine de la caractérisation surfacique de polymère.
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Travail pour CNRS
Ingénieur de recherche (Former Employee) –  Poitiers (86)22 November 2016
La recherche est riche, diverse et rigoureuse. Il existe beaucoup des opportunités pour les jeunes chercheurs
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stage très interessant
Stage (Former Employee) –  Strasbourg (67)18 August 2016
Ce stage était très intéressant, j'y ai accompagnés chaque jour un scientifique différent. Tous analysaient des animaux , et leurs comportements. Grace à eux je vois la science autrement.
Pros
diversité des travaux visité
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astronomie
assistant ingénieur (Former Employee) –  Marseille (13)3 July 2016
j'ai eu la chance de travailler avec le créateur du laboratoire .

Mais malheureusement la gestion du CNRS laisse à désirer.
Pros
horaires à la carte
Cons
mauvaise gestion des carrières
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Aucun avis
Stage Laboratoire IBBM (Former Employee) –  Montpellier (34)15 June 2016
Aucun avis ce le cnrs, même si l'ambiance de travail été agréable
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Condition de travail
Assistant Qualité (stage) (Former Employee) –  Orléans (45)20 May 2016
Très bonne ambiance de travail.

J'ai acquis des notions scientifiques en rapport avec la radioactivité. En plus, j'ai pu approfondir mes connaissances sur la qualité mais aussi sur la sécurité.
Pros
Bonne ambiance de travail
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CNRS de Meudon
Contractuel (Former Employee) –  Meudon (92)3 May 2016
Journées de travail super chargées pour les contractuels mais pas pour les fonctionnaires. Les responsables n'ont aucun sens de management. Il ne savent pas gérer les conflits et encore moins créer une cohésion dans le groupe.
Enfin certains collaborateurs ont un niveau de maternelles où les principaux thèmes de discussions sont les gens et la télé-réalité.
Dur d'y intégrer sauf si on partage la même mentalité.

Sur le plan professionnelle, pas de suivi par les responsables qui n'ont jamais le temps (et pourtant on est dans le public...), pas d'aide précise par les collègues qui bien entendu ne vous intègre pas dans le petit groupe. Bref aucune perspective.
Pros
Cantine sur place, location du lieu, et ça fait toujours bien de voir apparaitre le CNRS sur le CV
Cons
Les contractuels se font b*****, salaire bas, pas de perspective, pas d'initiative, pas de respect entre collègues, management nulle
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Evitez la Direction Déléguée aux Achats et à l'Innovation (DDAI) à Meudon
Acheteur (Current Employee) –  Meudon (92)23 April 2016
S'il y a bien un service à éviter au CNRS c'est la DDAI. La preuve: le turn-over est très important: 14 départs en 3 ans, depuis l'arrivée du nouveau Directeur Délégué. Sur une équipe totale de seulement 12 personnes y compris les 3 chefs!
Pros
Super lieu de glande pas grand chose à faire de ses journées, Idéal quand on prépare un concours, Quand on est fonctionnaire on a la sécurité de l'emploi
Cons
Aucune prise d'initiative envisageable, 0 autonomie, Les chefs ne savent pas manager, Réunions stériles, Pas de prévision, 0 organisation, Salaire nul, On s'ennuie à mourir, Aucune reconnaissance
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3.7
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