CSL Reviews

Updated June 27, 2014
Updated June 27, 2014
9 Reviews

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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people, poor middle management, excellent company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Excellent colleges to work with. Excellent company perks compared to other companies I've worked for. Well developed processes, structured and mature company. The industry agreement in place makes the company benefits and payment structure very transparent to employees. Enables me to see where i am in terms of salary and where i can go when it comes to annual performance review. And the performance review process is one of the best I've seen.

    Cons

    Management are the bottle necks. Some are great; sadly depends who you report to. They take too long to make decisions and do things for the sake of doing things rather than for the good of the company or for the sake of improving processes. Too many middle and senior bosses who think and stay short term in their role. No long term commitments. Sad to see a successful company badly run when it can go and do so much better and faster. I'm not working as fast as I am capable or making a difference as fast as I would like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics, recognize the management bottle necks and do something about it or remove it (don't move it elsewhere in the business). This will make things move and happen faster because it's proud managers stopping or delaying progress, not processes causing the bottle necks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice way to ease into the healthcare field with no prior certification.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSL

    Pros

    A lot of practice with phlebotomy and customer care. I was lucky enough to work with people whom were nice and wanting to work as a team.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times when handling impatient donors waiting to be disconnected/stuck, reporting to a donor reaction, and multiple alarms all at once. It is a physically demanding job on your feet at all times and constantly moving the entire shift. Fast paced.

  3.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical  in  Parkville (Australia)
    Current Employee - Medical in Parkville (Australia)

    I have been working at CSL full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, company benefits, travel.

    Cons

    Some managers do not take into consideration work life balance...others do. Those that don't, make it difficult for staff who have other commitments (and/or children) to have a reasonable work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are receiving emails at night and on weekends from staff as well as throughout the normal work day, these staff are working overtime and allow more flexibility through the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Operation Staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operation Staff  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Operation Staff in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at CSL as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Many opportunities for one to explore

    Cons

    Just as other large company's culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    * Company produces life saving products
    * Colleagues are friendly and easy to approach.
    * Once made permanent job security is quite high

    Cons

    * Management in my area are disorganized causing confusion in process
    * Workload is very high resulting in extreme extended hours of work - up to 18 hour days which includes extra time at home
    * Budget cut backs, despite massive profits, means that department is very understaffed.
    * Work requires skills and to work in conflicting environments. This means working on projects that require deep concentration yet also at the same time having to work constantly with customer interaction
    *Unrealistic opportunities are given. That is they are given but no room is made for someone to pursue them. That is already overworked so when given an opportunity have no time to really pursue it. Unless after hours when consultation with others is impossible. - this after hours is after the after hours you already do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work roles need to be analysed as current job descriptions are conflicting for the skills required.
    Also needs more people in the department. So that conflciting roles can be taken on seperately

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Down-to earth and friendly workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSL as an intern

    Pros

    Low level of hierarchy and very talented senior management, great colleagues.

    Cons

    the canteen could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Research Scientist (PhD qualified, Level 5)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSL full-time

    Pros

    Expanding portfolio, an exciting time to be with CSL.

    Cons

    None that I can think of except the low amount of career opportunities, but I think this has been the case in most companies since the GFC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good comapny to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)

    I worked at CSL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work /Life Balance and Culture & Values

    Cons

    Senior Management is not so good

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love working with really smart people who are passionate about what they do.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at CSL

    Pros

    We make life saving products and people who work here have a real sense of purpose. The Company is high integrity and there is plenty of scope for advancement as they like to promote internally. The international aspect is good - we have a lot of contact with colleagues from around the world and the Company believes in supporting travel to work face to face with colleagues and build strong relationshios. The Company is financially secure.

    Cons

    The site and some of the offices in Melbourne are old fashioned and a bit shabby. If you are working on international projects youj often have to take calls late at night.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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