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CERN Overview

Geneva (Switzerland)
1001 to 5000 employees
1954
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CERN is a truly unique organisation. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge.

People here are part of immense scientific discoveries, answering ... Read more

Mission: At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter &ndash ... Read more

CERN Reviews

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow

    I have been working at CERN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place for flexible research where one can drive their own career

    Cons

    Short fixed term contracts. Difficult to get long term ones

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CERN Photos

CERN photo of: The LHC
CERN photo of: Crab cavities
CERN photo of: Crab cavities
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CERN Interviews

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Getting an Interview

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CERN (London, England) in November 2019.

    Interview

    Video interview as part of a 12 month placement application process. Video Interview involving 5 or 6 questions asking about myself and my skills. The interview is optional but completing it gives you a higher chance of getting in.

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CERN Awards & Accolades

  • Top 30 Online Talent Communication - Europe, Potentialpark, 2016
  • Top 10 Talent Communication Mobile Interaction Europe 2016, Potentialpark, 2016
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