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Nice metallurgical laboratory
PhD student (Former Employee) –  Nantes (France)August 4, 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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Hard work for nothing
PhD Candidate (Former Employee) –  Paris FranceFebruary 24, 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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High quality research
Student (Former Employee) –  ParisJuly 9, 2013
People with new and good ideas. Large time in proposal writing. Flexible organisation. Salary low compared to workload.
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Best place to work as Research Scientist
Research Scientist (Former Employee) –  MarseilleMay 4, 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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CNRS INTERNSHIP
Internship (Former Employee) –  ParisJuly 12, 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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Cool Summer work
Vacation (Former Employee) –  Marseille, B8August 16, 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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Research Director (Former Employee) –  Montpellier,February 13, 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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Secure job
Research Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lyon, 69May 7, 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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a wellknown research group in materials for energy storage!
Doctoral researcher (Former Employee) –  Thiais, A8May 8, 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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A perfect research center
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  ParisApril 22, 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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A great place to work
C++ Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Grenoble, FRANCEJuly 14, 2013
... and learn new technologies. A lot of room for self starter people.
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CNRS de Meudon
Contractuel (Former Employee) –  Meudon (92)May 3, 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)April 23, 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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Fonctionnement d'un groupe de recherche expérimental
Postdoctorant (Former Employee) –  Villeurbanne, B9January 10, 2016
Le moteur d'un chercheur est avant tout sa curiosité scientifique. Quand un chercheur est amené à travailler sur un projet, il a à sa charge de grandes responsabilités. En effet, il doit superviser et participer aux développements de dispositifs expérimentaux, analyser des données (traitement statistique) pour la compréhension des phénomènes physiques et du système de détection. Il doit également veiller aux améliorations du dit dispositif pour étendre ses recherches (savoirs dans d'autres domaines, esprit de synthèse, bonne capacité d'adaptation), se mettre en relation avec le personnel technique (techniciens, ingénieurs) et avec des industriels au cours de réunion de travail pour évaluer l'avancement du projet ainsi que sa faisabilité.
Pros
Culture scientifique
Cons
Manque de rigueur dans la gestion de projet
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Plongeur, employé polyvalent (Former Employee) –  Ile d'Oléron (17)December 2, 2015
Journée comprise généralement entre 7h30 et 15h30 avec une pause repas de 30 minutes . Gérant la plonge et débarrassant les différents plateaux repas du petit déjeuner jusqu'a 12H .Gérant également la plonge et l'entretien des locaux l'après midi . Poste difficile ; demandant une énergie et une réactivité importante ( une influence moyenne de plus de 250 personnes ) mais qui offre une relative indépendance si le travail demandé est bien fait .
Pros
Repas à 90 centimes
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Assistant Qualité (stage) (Former Employee) –  Orléans (45)May 20, 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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Environnement de travail agréable
Assistant ingénieur (Former Employee) –  Gif-sur-Yvette (91)February 6, 2016
Au sein d'une UMR (Unité Mixte de Recherche), les employés collaborent bien ensemble. L'ambiance du lieu de travail est plutôt bonne. Les techniques scientifiques sont réalisables même si l'utilisation de certains logiciels peut être compliqué.
Cons
Repas cher, salaire faible.
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isyerindeki bir gun
Technician chemist (Former Employee) –  Grenoble (38)March 23, 2016
Japon bir profesorun sorumlugun altinda kimyagerlik yaptim kimya teknikleri otonom bir sekilde sururdum.
Pros
ortam guzel
Cons
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environnement de travaille
Ingénieur d'études (Former Employee) –  Compiègne (60)February 6, 2016
plusieurs projet innovant que notre entreprise entrain de développer
Pros
innovation
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décevant
Chercheur (Former Employee) –  Caen (14)December 14, 2015
A l'approche des 4 ans d'ancienneté, on est remercié pour éviter la "cdisation"...ca en dit long sur la culture d'entreprise, le respect humain et les valeurs défendues!
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