EPO Reviews

Updated May 8, 2022

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3.4
70%
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EPO President Benoît Battistelli
Benoît Battistelli
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good holidays and work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • "Working environment, culture, benefits, opportunities(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Working as a patent examiner can be quite dull(in 6 reviews)

  • "There was no opportunity to stay in the EPO after the traineeship(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Intern

      Apr 1, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible working hours and good amount of holidays

      Cons

      Fixed term contracts and it was hard to get permanent contract

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      very good

      Mar 23, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      work environment; role; salary; benefits;

      Cons

      elitist; old fashioned at times

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Career KickStarter

      May 8, 2022 - Trainee in Munich, Bavaria
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Room for development Learning Opportunities International Environment The people

      Cons

      Hierarchical structure Decision Making Process No continuation chance

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not advisable

      Feb 17, 2022 - Administration 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      International atmosphere, talented employees, central, technologically up-to-date, perks

      Cons

      Exploitatitve Aggressive Extremely stress Lack of contact with reality

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good salary but poorly treated

      Dec 15, 2021 - Patent Examiner in Munich, Bavaria
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good salary and much independence of expression and decision making

      Cons

      Poorly treated in terms of respect and dignity and progression depends exclusively on work rate

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Patent World

      Nov 30, 2021 - Patent Examiner in Munich, Bavaria
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Salary, Flexible Working Time, Home Office,

      Cons

      Constant time pressure, little support from management

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Harsh Unkind machine

      Dec 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      High salary, alot of prestige and you learn about interesting domain

      Cons

      You are treated as a production machine, no value for you as a human and the know and think that they buy you with the high salary

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice place to work/intern

      Oct 25, 2021 - Trainee in Lisbon, Lisbon
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice mix of cultures, nice hours and salary

      Cons

      Bureaucracies, not the best relationships between departments

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Getting worse and worse

      Oct 1, 2021 - Patent Examiner in Rijswijk, South Holland
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lately there are no reasons to join the office

      Cons

      Repetitive wokr, no respect for employees

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      the worst employment experience ever

      Jul 30, 2021 - Patent Examiner in Haag
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good salary, comprehensive benefit policy, international work (non-taxed, perks like international school support)

      Cons

      Byzantine management culture, harassment, sexism, extreme competitiveness, unclear rules for promotions and bonuses, emotional manipulation, lack of empathy

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    EPO has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 128 reviews left anonymously by employees. 70% of employees would recommend working at EPO to a friend and 48% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

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