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nice place, R&D, passion for work
Research Engineer (Former Employee) –  Toulouse, France4 March 2017
Nice place but bad salaries, Strong knowhow, Soccer team, Nice hardware, International teams, Open mind, Passion for work
Pros
knowhow, kind people
Cons
salary, benefits
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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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très bon laboratoire
Technicien de laboratoire stagiaire (Former Employee) –  Plateau du moulon19 April 2017
Le laboratoire dans lequel j'ai effectué mon stage au CNRS était excellent.Les horaires convenait parfaitement. Les chefs d'équiques savent mettre à l'aise leurs équipe. L'aspect le plus dur sur le poste est que il faut être patient car nous n'obtenons pas toujours les bons résultats.
Pros
Cantines très bons rapport qualité/prix
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Variété des tâches
Secrétaire polyvalente (Former Employee) –  Nice (06)13 April 2017
L'emploi est très agréable car les tâches sont variées et intéressantes. Elles correspondent à mes goûts pour l'informatique et pour l'art. En effet, j'aime obtenir un travail propre, clair, joliment présenté, esthétique.
Pros
Créativité
Cons
Pas d'avantage en nature
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travail agreable
Technicien supérieur en gestion administrative (Former Employee) –  Gif-sur-Yvette (91)22 March 2017
Opportunité de développement
premier travail pour débutant
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Environnement de travail agréable
Alternance (Current Employee) –  Lyon 8e (69)21 March 2017
Entreprise dans laquelle il est intéressant de s'épanouir.
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Une grande confiance de la part de mon laboratoire
Ingénieur d'étude (Former Employee) –  Paris (75)14 March 2017
J'ai pu entièrement développer un site sous Drupal pour valoriser les travaux de recherche du laboratoire, avec une partie intranet pour faciliter l'échange de documents et une partie de la logistique.
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Très bon environnement de travail
Post Doctorat CELIA (Former Employee) –  Bordeaux (33)8 March 2017
Lieu de travail agréable,

Possibilités de collaborations.

Liberté et autonomie dans la gestion du travail
Cons
Sites éclatés
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l'entreprise
technicienne en biochimie (Former Employee) –  Marseille (13)13 February 2017
L'équipe est très accueillante et toujours disponible pour encadrer une personne et partager leur savoir.

mon travail a été basé sur des techniques de biochimie afin de mesurer l'activité de l'hydrogène au sein d'une bactérie.
Pros
ambiance
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Bon apperçu du milieu de la recherche
Chargé de recherche (Former Employee) –  Marseille (13)31 January 2017
Travail intéressant auprès de personnes qualifiées et de bon conseil
Pros
Pas de contrainte d'horaires
Cons
Pas de contrainte d'horaires
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