CSL Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
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  1. It's a pay check

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    Former Employee - Reception Tech in South Salt Lake, UT
    Former Employee - Reception Tech in South Salt Lake, UT

    I worked at CSL

    Pros

    The benefits were okay. The review process was good so you know where you stand. The training was helpful. They value diversity and the people who work there can be really fun.

    Cons

    Working with donors can get very monotonous. There is very little appreciation. There aren't any safety measures taken and the parking lot can be uncomfortable. There is a lot of pressure to push production. Donors can be inappropriate and there weren't really any repurcussions for them. The hours were pretty hard for some people. There were a lot of call ins because the attendance policy was a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. fast pace

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Melrose Park, IL

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

    Pros

    independent work friendly environment easy work

    Cons

    lot of donors not enough employees fast pace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more pepole

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. It was good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSL

    Pros

    Having fun at the workplace.

    Cons

    The pay and the hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

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  5. Great time at Csl company

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    The company offers one of the best benefit and competitive salary.
    Standard safety for employee

    Cons

    Require to relocate, relocation might not be the best thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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.

  7. Marketing manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture was great and the people were good

    Cons

    Some politic was going on there

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Downward Spiral at Broadmeadows

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadmeadows, Victoria (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadmeadows, Victoria (Australia)

    I worked at CSL full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This list up until late 2012 would have been relatively exhaustive given its great values and purpose and great leadership with Brian McNamee at the reigns. There are still quite a few people trying to salvage a sense of community since his departure.

    Global Employee Share Plan

    Family friendly practices but only if you have a great manager which is becoming rare.

    Great R&D

    Cons

    Business is purposely creating a large turnover to change culture in order to become more commercially viable in comparison to other sectors of the business. The culture is currently becoming extremely toxic. Many managers have no empathy, including the human resources at the site. There is no leadership. Culture change is being managed with fear and negativity. The next few years will be very interesting.

    Lacks integrity

    No trust

    Intellectual Property walking out the door

    Unhappy workers watching their backs

    Hard working and exhausted employees in some areas because HR is not listening and blaming poor performers rather than the poor change management and malaligned resources and turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start employing people with emotional intelligence to work on relationships and remove current senior members of HR team and a couple of the new senior directors.

    Start listening to workers as they really do understand the need to be commercial. They understand the need for quality. They understand the need to improve.

    Walk the floors, especially in manufacturing, and talk and listen to employees, in particular supervisors.

    Need to regain trust because it's at zero level.

    Warning: Culture trumps strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people, poor middle management, excellent company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at CSL full-time (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
  10. A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical in Parkville (Australia)
    Current Employee - Medical in Parkville (Australia)

    I have been working at CSL full-time (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
  11. Operation Staff

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    Former Contractor - Operation Staff in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Contractor - Operation Staff in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at CSL as a contractor (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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