College des Ingenieurs Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2019

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4 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Inspiring experience that will broaden your horizon

    Sep 4, 2019 - External Consultant in Darmstadt
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    Pros

    Insights in various fields like Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Leadership, Innovation. Getting to know interesting people such as CEOs of big corporates, founder of new startups, and most of all your fellows with who you are going through this 10-month journey.

    Cons

    Be aware that these are 10 intense months, you should enjoy traveling since you do it every 2 weeks.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Very good program

    Jun 14, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in München, Bavaria, Bavaria
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    Pros

    You will meet very interesting people and will travel around Europe. The classes are also very good. All in all I recommend the MBA program.

    Cons

    Only maybe the Money, but it is just one year and you have a lot of oportunities after and during the MBA.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great MBA program - excellent opportunity to enter the business world

    Jun 9, 2019 - MBA Fellow in München, Bavaria, Bavaria
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    Pros

    - Great fellows - Interesting missions in a range of companies from different industries - Variety of classes - Time for reflection - Great Network in large Corporations and Consulting

    Cons

    - Information could be shared more transparently and on time

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Excellent MBA program for young professionals

    Nov 25, 2018 - Junior Consultant in Paris
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    Pros

    - Amazing MBA fellows - Great projects in industry - Excellent network in Europe - Classes with CEOs and Professors from prestigious institutions - Industry funded MBA - Selection is merit-based

    Cons

    - Information could be shared earlier

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee

    A disgrace of a company, not a educational institution

    Oct 19, 2017 -  
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    Pros

    the people on the class (fellows) are very bright. some professors give interesting classes but due to time constrains those are very superficial. Nothing positive about the company itself, see cons.

    Cons

    The CDI is a disgresful institution advertising free education and stipends for their students (called fellows) just to exploit and bully young people. The quality of the classes are very low and the topics are covered superficially. Then the fellows are ''sold'' as consultants by to certain affiliated companies for a large amount of money, although the salaries for those consultants are very low. The CDI explains this as the remainder money go into the cost of education. In reality, the CDI is not an educational institution but a bunch of profit-interested individuals. Fellows experience numerous issues, ranging from bullying, harassment and discrimination from the CDI Staff, followed by lack of transparency in all processes, spontaneous and random conflicts between the Staff and the fellows and unjustifiable contract terminations. CDI's only purpose is not to train people, but to take advantage of smart but inexperienced graduates hoping for a better career, all at the promise of free education. That's disgusting! It may seem like a very good opportunity but in reality it is not what it seems. For your own sake, please stay away from them!

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    College des Ingenieurs Response

    Geschäftsführer

    “Slander boldly, something always sticks”, Francis Bacon. Everybody who reads these comments will be shocked, as we are. Why so much hatred? The anonymous author doesn’t talk about his/her personal reasons for having written these defamatory comments. In fact, our fellows are not only brilliant, they are academic overachievers (they hold diplomas from the best French Grandes Ecoles schools and best German and Italian universities). If the anonymous author's comments were true, how does he/she explain that the number of candidates applying to the Collège have consistently increased in France (for the past 32 years), in Germany (for the past 22 years) and in Italy (for the past 8 years)? And this solely through word of mouth advertising. If the Collège were not a highly recognized educational institution, how can explain that, every year, the French State entrusts us with the education of its civil servants? Is the President of Germany so poorly informed, that he would have wrongly honoured the Collège? Would our world-class professors, from the best universities worldwide, endanger their reputations by giving “superficial classes” and would leading European universities be willing to partner with the Collège to deliver their prestigious PhD programmes? Would all the CDI MBA alumni mention the CDI MBA in their resumés, (except the unfortunate few who failed their MBA), including, for example, a number of important French public figures? The Collège is fully financed by the cooperating partner companies. There are no tuition fees, no public subsidies and the CDI participants are salaried for the duration of their MBA studies. Under the supervision of the CDI academic Council, composed of representatives of the best European Foundations, Graduate Schools and Universities, the Collège invests its total annual surplus (5% of its revenues) in its development: Is this excessive? Is this greedy? Finally, of course we wish to improve constantly. We are heartened by the growth of our 2,200+ alumni and their flourishing careers. We are also humbled by the confidence that more and more companies are placing in us as a valuable talent pool and educational institution. The President and Senior Management Team of the Collège des Ingénieurs

  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great colleagues, but very unprofessional management

    Mar 22, 2014 - Junior Consultant in Paris
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    Pros

    Great selection of smart people to work as temporary junior consultants. In the German Promotion there is also a great selection of potential "missions".

    Cons

    The Paris-based missions are often not as exciting and limited to few big companies in departments that don't always fit your profile. The management of the school is very unprofessional, not transparent regarding courses and examinations, and rules by fear. Once you're "in", they own you. Also, there is no general engagement of the management to create an alumni network for the Paris-based Promotion (unlike the German Network that exists).

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    an international experience for top level engineers to get a leg up in business

    Jul 22, 2011 - MBA Fellow in Paris
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    Pros

    -a great stepping stone for engineers to other feields of work -International experience to expand someones profile -Great networking possibilities -After a one year fellowhip, you have an MBA

    Cons

    placement in projects may not be reflective to the strengths of the candidate communication between direction and the fellows demanding travel schedule for certain projects

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great way of networking and starting a management career for engineers

    Feb 14, 2014 - MBA Fellow, Junior Consultant 
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    Pros

    Get to know a lot of very interesting personalities and a strong network of interesting people.

    Cons

    Kind of chaotic and no real interest to the students. Makes us feel very much like a product to sell to the market with maximum profit.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Awesome experience. A different kind of post-graduate education

    May 3, 2014 - MBA Fellow/Junior Consultant in München, Bavaria, Bavaria
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Chance to meet great new people from Germany, Italy, France and the world. Really good classes with world class business school teachers. (HBS, ISEAD, etc.) Interesting company projects to work in in the German group

    Cons

    Intransparent organization with to few communication with the fellows. No feedback culture in management. Classes are not validated if the professor does not do it. Therefore some classes are not good.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    An excellent way to get introduced to the european work market

    Aug 3, 2012 -  
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    Pros

    The other fellows at the Collège, you get to know very interesting people.

    Cons

    The administrative procedures and support to the consultants could be much better.

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