CNRS Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2020

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3.6
79%
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89%
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CNRS Présidente Catherine Brechignac
Catherine Brechignac
62 Ratings
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  • "You wouldn't survive without speaking French(in 16 reviews)

  • "Low salary, hierarchical management, constraint view(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Researcher at CNRS job review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Researcher 

    I have been working at CNRS full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Remote working, Schedules, Job Security

    Cons

    Pay, average salary, no bonuses

  2. "Great institution"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Researcher in Toulouse
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CNRS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    KInd people collaborative scientific mindset chilled out environment great labs biggest clean-room

    Cons

    A bit slow-paced life not so good salaries very few permanent positions not too bureaucratic great parking space

  3. "Good benefits"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Montpellier
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CNRS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of holidays and good restaurant

    Cons

    Salary is low for postdoc

  4. "Good freedom to create and develop ideas, not much salary"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Montpellier

    I worked at CNRS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Freedom, creativity, scientific excellence, learning

    Cons

    Low salary, hierarchical management, constraint view

  5. "Good working experience, low salary"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Lyon

    I have been working at CNRS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent research level Good working ambience

    Cons

    The salary is quite low

  6. "Postdoctoral researcher"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Grenoble
    Recommends

    I have been working at CNRS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - dynamic scientific environment; - a good place to start your scientific career

    Cons

    - very high level of bureaucracy; - administrative staff do not speak English;

  7. "Great experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Marseille

    I have been working at CNRS full-time

    Pros

    Freedom, flexibility, working with enthusiastic people

    Cons

    Low salary, no benefits, hard work

  8. "Post doc"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Doctorant CNRS in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CNRS part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There was some room for improvement

    Cons

    nothing to say, less pay, no bonus

  9. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at CNRS full-time

    Pros

    Good very good... Great work

    Cons

    Less work. Not so good

  10. "The main research organisation in France"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Consulting Manager/Principal in Orsay
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CNRS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great research atmosphere, very open environment

    Cons

    You wouldn't survive without speaking French

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