CERN Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2022

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CERN Director General Fabiola Gianotti
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Pros
  • "Passionate people working in international environment towards a common non-profit goal(in 67 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours, good salary, possibility to learn(in 60 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Also would likre to mention Geneva is a bit boring location if you don't like mountains(in 42 reviews)

  • "No long term contracts unless somebody gets retired(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good place!

      Jul 27, 2021 - Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing place to work, great people and environment

      Cons

      Not easy to get indefinite contracts

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great 1-year opportunity for students

      Apr 20, 2021 - Technical Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - nice atmosphere - good salary - lots of days of vacation - beautiful location - diverse environment - helpful HR

      Cons

      - sometimes slow/not very challenging (depending on a position)

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good environment, although tough career prospects for those that want to stay

      Mar 23, 2021 - Senior Research Fellow 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, Dynamic, Lots of freedom

      Cons

      Little or difficult career progression

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Amazing community but average work

      Dec 10, 2020 - Technical Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      CERN is a great place to be at. I participated in many interesting talks. All of my colleagues were very open and friendly, it was very easy to meet people. CERN clubs are a great way to develop a hobby.

      Cons

      Work can feel a bit disorganised. Depending on the team you get to, you may need to work with really old technology.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Overall

      May 18, 2020 - Technical Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smooth application process Interview method via Sonru is okay

      Cons

      Length of time for feedback could be shorter

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      CERN Response

      Head of recruitment

      Thank you for your review and feedback which we will take into account. All the best, CERN Talent Acquisition team

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Review

      Feb 22, 2020 - Research Fellow 
      Recommend
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      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 Response

      Head of recruitment

      Thank you for your review and to read that you feel you can drive your own career. The objective of the CERN Fellowship programme is exactly that: to act as a springboard to one's career, providing the work environment and working and learning opportunities to help one thrive and grow with a view to having a great addition to one's CV for their future career. All the best!

    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Amazing place for research in international environment

      Feb 12, 2020 - Fellow 
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      Pros

      Best place to carry out particle physics research in the world

      Cons

      Isolated environment. Old buildings with no AC

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent Environment to Work in

      Jan 30, 2020 - Visiting PhD Scientist in Oxford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed Environment to work in Unique Technical Facility The surrounding area is beautiful

      Cons

      Some may not like the management style

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome

      Oct 16, 2019 - Technical Studentship 
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      Pros

      Good Work Life Balance, Really great international workforce

      Cons

      Can be quite disorganised and have ways of doing things that aren't very standard.

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      CERN Response

      Head of recruitment

      Thanks for your positive review! We're very happy to read you had such a good experience. All the best!

    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent

      Jan 13, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wonderful Atmosphere for research in Europe

      Cons

      Large environment can be confusing

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