European Commission Reviews

Updated 31 Jul 2020

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4.1
95%
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89%
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
Jean-Claude Juncker
98 Ratings
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  • "No possibilty to stay after the traineeship(in 17 reviews)

  • "The grant could be an actual salary and higher, but its still better than other traineeships in Brussels(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "A nice place to work, but frustrating for somebody young and ambitious"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Communications in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at European Commission full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work and interesting people. Good holidays and working hours.

    Cons

    Limited promotional and training opportunities

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  2. "Good employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Translator in Paris
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at European Commission full-time

    Pros

    Good attitude and atmosphere, Medical Assurance

    Cons

    I haven’t experienced any of those


  3. "Vice-President cabinet"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Blue Book Trainee in Brussels
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at European Commission full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good, excisting policy development, analytical and communications tasks

    Cons

    Little opportunity for further employment

  4. "excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Blue Book Trainee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at European Commission full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    excellent working environment and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    while i was working there there was no cons

  5. "Good experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bluebook Trainee in Brussels

    I worked at European Commission full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    amazing colleagues who you get to meet win the job

    Cons

    slow moving projects with little advancement

  6. "Marie Curie Fellow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at European Commission full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, salary ,mobility, excellence, management

    Cons

    I can not think any cons

  7. "Excellent opportunity"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee in Brussels
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at European Commission full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Engaging, stimulating. I learned a lot and the environment is friendly though competitive

    Cons

    None, maybe just that there are a lot of bureaucratic steps

  8. "Good experience"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Policy Advisor in Brussels

    I worked at European Commission full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, interesting policy work

    Cons

    No flexibility in time management, no opportunities to be profesionally creative

  9. "Working in the heart of Europe"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels

    I worked at European Commission full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Colleagues from all over Europe, discovering many cultures and languages, sense of part of great European project of peace and prosperity

    Cons

    Can be incredibly bureaucratic, many depressed fonctionnaires who feel they cannot leave their golden cages

  10. "Good experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Blue Book Trainee in Brussels
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at European Commission full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very interesting and varied tasks

    Cons

    Few possibilities to get a full time job after the traineeship

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