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Updated 22 May 2019

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Pros
  • "Les laboratoires de recherche de l'(in 6 reviews)

  • "des sujets de travail hors du commun et innovants(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "C’est loin de Paris et donc un peu isol(in 11 reviews)

  • "C'est un peu tranquille parce que c'est une(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "PhD student"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique full-time

      Pros

      High-grade science, very qualified colleagues

      Cons

      Not the best location of campus...

      Ecole Polytechnique2018-01-13
    • "Masters at Polytechnique"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique full-time

        Pros

        - Very good school with excellent scientific lectures - Many students associations with possibility to get involved in - School has a great reputation in France

        Cons

        - For some matters, Master students are sometimes neglected compared to students going through the traditional curriculum at Polytechnique - Polytechnique is having trouble opening internationally.

        Advice to Management

        The direction of Polytechnique is doing a good job at maintaining the reputation for excellence of the school within France. However, in some cases, i would advice them to make some concessions in order to open up to more diverse student profiles and to gain international recoginition

        Ecole Polytechnique2018-01-01
      • "Master and Bachelor of Science (Titre d'ingénier)"

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        Current Employee - Student in Paris
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        I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        1. Best professor resources in France; 2. Great freedom to try almost every interested domain of science; 3. Very little tuition fees plus many scholarships.

        Cons

        1. Militarized management in some aspects (sports, ceremonies, .etc); 2. Far from Paris; 3. Courses mostly in French, need a lot of effort to switch effortlessly between English and French.

        Advice to Management

        1. Giving more freedom to students who dislike military things; 2. Encourage more diversified future choices instead of almost all the same elite engineers in large companies.

        Ecole Polytechnique2017-10-09
      • "Student"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique full-time

          Pros

          Very good living and researching facilities

          Cons

          Far from center, military environment

          Ecole Polytechnique2017-10-01
        • "Being a student at Ecole Polytechnique"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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          I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Applied mathematics and computer science is what Ecole Polytechnique is most strong in. That said, there are courses in pure mathematics, biology, economics, mechanics, physics, philosophy, and they tend to be given at a very high level, and very fast-paced.

          Cons

          Being a small and hard-to-get-in institute, there's not a lot of diversity: most of the students did the exact same things before coming here, there are only 15% women, etc.

          Ecole Polytechnique2017-10-13
        • "Very good"

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            Current Employee - Chercheur post-doctorant in Palaiseau

            I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique full-time for more than 3 years

            Pros

            Calm and nice environment, People are very supportive. High level research with good collaborations with other experts. Many seminars with diverse subject by competitive speakers

            Cons

            A bit far from Paris or other cities. Public transportation such as RER B, buses are not very reliable. Only one narrow stairs to the Lozere station which is very slippy under snow or rain....

            Advice to Management

            Administrative service for the residence permit or other things for foreign researchers are not enough. Sometimes it took too much time.

            Ecole Polytechnique2016-02-23
          • "A very interesting experience"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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            I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique

            Pros

            The scientific courses at Ecole Polytechnique are definitely top-notch, I don't think you could get such demanding courses in any other engineering school in France or even in Europe. The teachers are most of the time world class specialists in their fields

            Cons

            The courses are very often too theoretical, especially for an engineering school. You don't get to study work-related subjects until the third year, which can be quite frustrating. Also, the teaching assistants are sometimes not very good at pedagogy.

            Advice to Management

            The military aspect of the school can be sometimes offsetting but overall the students are very well managed. My advice would be trying to propose more work-related content to the majority of students who are not necessarily interesting in having overly theoretic courses.

            Ecole Polytechnique2015-11-20
          • "Satisfying"

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            Current Employee - PhD Student 
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            I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique

            Pros

            Has all the perks of being in an elite school: great infrastructure, library, etc

            Cons

            Too much administrative hassle, overworked graduate students, PhD salary much less than that some other places in Europe

            Advice to Management

            Cut the paperwork down, and embrace English language if you want more international students

            Ecole Polytechnique2015-11-18
          • "great"

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            Former Employee - Chercheur postdoctoral 
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            I worked at Ecole Polytechnique

            Pros

            very good professional building and connections.

            Cons

            too far from paris, and nothing in the palaiseau.

            Ecole Polytechnique2015-09-22
          • "Very nice"

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            Current Employee - Student in Paris
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            I have been working at Ecole Polytechnique

            Pros

            Beautiful Environment. Great campus and helpful people. I am very dedicated to this campus. I feel it at home

            Cons

            it is so far from city center that we can not easily get our food. This is one inconvenience

            Ecole Polytechnique2015-01-06
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