CiSRA
3.3 of 5 10 reviews
www.cisra.com.au Ryde, Australia 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 3, 2014

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Keiji Ishizuka


57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A good company, but can be better

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA bunch of great colleagues and interesting projects

    Conslack of opportunities for bold ideas

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management is conservative

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pull Up! Pull Up! Pull Up!

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsInteresting staff. Good money. Free fruit on Mondays. Free parking. The lifts worked most days.

    ConsIt's like the auto pilot has failed and the company is in a nose dive.
    Unexplained and hasty departures of senior staff and senior managers.
    Toxic environment and a culture of fear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some strategy. Get rid of the poison.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun, great learning experience, great teams.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun, great learning experience.

    Friendly and very clever people across the entire organization

    ConsToo many good employees including managers are left and leaving.

    Advice to Senior Managementit appears that lots of talent is leaving with not much replacement, I think retention/replacement should be higher on the priority.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was a joy to work at until the executive rot set in post-GFC.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    North Ryde (Australia)

    Pros* World-class researchers and engineers from whom you will learn an enormous amount.
    * Friendly project teams, passionate about their subject and willing to help.
    * A "nothing is too hard" approach to problem solving and project deadlines.
    * Peerless academic credentials in Australia.

    Cons* Much of the executive is bereft of strategic management experience and this mediocrity breeds distrust and dysfunction.
    * A toxic culture of fear permeates much of the middle-ranking managers.
    * The legal department, once regarded as trusted resource to navigate a difficult IP landscape, is now often viewed as an willing agent for the incompetent whims of the executive.

    Advice to Senior Management* A couple of you should leave now before it's too late for the rest of us.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be a good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsOK place for a career start
    Still some smart and good people there to learn from
    Good location, easy to access by public transport

    ConsVery poor top management
    Too much politics
    People scared to express themselves
    Lots of red tape with Canon Inc.
    Too many employees including managers are left and leaving - not a good sign.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess politics and politicians at the top, more honest managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Confused Management and a has-been company

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsMany good people and systems
    Interesting work

    ConsTop management lacking
    Confusion reigns now

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being afraid of Japan

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In decline

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    ProsFriendly people and good environment

    ConsVery poor communication from management and with Canon

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    Good place for Career Development.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    North Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGood place to learn, lots of development for career.
    Consistent pay raise every year
    Free Travel to Japan
    Very smart people work there.

    ConsLots of red tape with Canon
    Too much political crap
    Some people get "stuck" in crap positions, then end up leaving.
    Making simple changes can require 10 page document that needs approval.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people and interesting technologies

    Industrial Experience Intern (Current Employee)
    Sydney (Australia)

    Pros- Emerging, interesting and engaging technologies
    - Great environment to learn and foster "pure technical" skills
    - Cool benefits
    - Smart people

    ConsThe office space is not stimulating enough compared to other R&D competitors
    Interaction between teams
    Project size
    Research focused only

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Relaxed work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed work environment with some interesting projects.

    ConsVery conservative company in terms of project decisions.

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