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CSL Behring Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be difficult with long hours required at times (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior Management has no realistic expectation or understanding of demand management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Decent Pharma Manufacturing Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kankakee, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kankakee, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSL Behring full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a rather generous 401k and time off policy. There is ample opportunity for lateral or upward movement within the organization over time, as well. I've had a few different managers in my tenure and have enjoyed working for each of them. The work isn't too tedious and I was able to take part in some interesting projects in my tenure.

    Cons

    Dealing with the union has been the single biggest strain. Work-life balance can be difficult with long hours required at times. The pay is reasonable for the area, but is a bit low if you live much further north than Kankakee. Many employees know each other from the area or are related, and it sometimes feels a like a bit of a good 'ol boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring local is great, but at some point you hit the bottom of the barrel and need to attract people from beyond. It would also pay off tremendously to either remove or replace some of the people stuck in an outdated mindset if trying to be competitive in the 21st century.


  2. "Overll Reveiw"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSL Behring full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and environment with a small company feel. It's a pleasure coming to work - the people are both smart and nice, with a true focus on patients. They also have a cafeteria and gym, and on-site services such as dry cleaning and car wash.

    Cons

    The King of Prussia Location


  3. "Just ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSL Behring full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company feel, new office space, there is a gym and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Chaotic environment. Management says one thing, but do another.

    Advice to Management

    We want the company to make money too, but remember the patients we are serving.


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  5. "Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSL Behring (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great autonomy to work your territory without Manager/Company micromanaging. Very patient focused company, truly puts the patient at the center of everything

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for promotion unless you can take on 5-6 states as an RM or are able to move to Philly. No virtual jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible to virtual positions


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Old School Mentality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSL Behring full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Research, manufacture and distribute biotherioes for patients with rare diseases.

    Cons

    Very old school, good ol' boy mentality. Treat you based on your level. Closed minded. Oppressive atmosphere. High school, cliquish. No real vision from management. Poor leadership. Over worked employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need to replace the lot of them for true leaders.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Make CSL Great Again"

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    Current Employee - Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSL Behring full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New and expanded facility with mid-size cafeteria and a small gym (for $15/month fee). CSL have recently moved to a flexible Fridays to compete with other companies. The company also continue to invest in R&D, facility, and infrastructure (although still behind competitors from a technology standpoint). There are some great employees there that are loyal to the company and continue to work hard to support the patient community in mind. It is also a stable company from a financial perspective...so long as CSL direct compeitors continue to have supply challenge and CSL continue to reap in their mistakes.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existent here. There is an imbalance of strong, skilled, hardworking employees to lazy, mediocre, paycheck-seeker where the latter can easily get promoted so long as they play the political game, a brown noser, and/or part of the "boys club", A highly political work environment with "old-school" mentality. The salaries are lower than industry standards -- a -15% to -20% adjustments are made by HR post salary assessment for a position. CSL continue to lose young and hungry talent because they don't like to promote within. They preferred to hire outside (one that worked at a competitor company) for a "fresh" perspective. There is no defined development/training structure to help guide employees on a path forward. Plenty of "locker-room" talk here among male colleagues -- degrading female colleagues by comparing their chest size and who they preferred to "sleep" with if they have a chance. SLT team lacks vision, creativity, transparency, and leadership to carry through on their plans. Teams and functions continue to work in silos because everyone is afraid to share ideas and thoughts for fears of others (and mainly management) stealing ideas and taking credit for it. Plenty of decisions made from top-down versus taking comprehensive assessment from cross-functional team. And the hiring process is a long-winded and sometimes unprofessional since there is a good chance HR will not get back to you for weeks at a time. There are plenty of positions here that remained vacant for at least a year or sometimes more because CSL set the job unrealistic to the pay scale and looking for a canidate that "fit the culture" or rather easily molded to become the "yes man".

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, especially promote those that have been loyal and qualified for the job, not those that simply "showed up to work to be your friend and network". Competitive salary reflective of the job and responsibilities. Have a defined development plan for each functional area. Treat employees with respect. Stop building "walls" among your staff - let them into the conversation and get their perspective.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Business Technology Team is full of Dead Wood"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSL Behring full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is stable and does provide a product that helps people in need. There is money for training and and is not shy on purchasing technology. The offices in King of Prussia also provide a great environment to work at.

    Cons

    There is a lot of dead wood with in the CSL organization. People who have been there for years, who think they know what they are doing, but don't. It can get so bad that these people will do what ever it takes to sabotage and throw you under the bus if they sense they are being threatened.

    Management is also clueless in identifying these people and taking proper action to get rid of them. Instead they prefer to spend money and bring in consultants to do the work that permanent employees should know how too.

    I have never experienced working in a tech environment, where it is ok to cause outages repeatedly with no consequences. In fact they are awarded for their efforts. No joke!

    Advice to Management

    Start managing and clean house. CSL Behring provides a great product to the community.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Don't do it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSL Behring full-time

    Pros

    Nice office
    Good cafeteria
    Good products
    Ample Parking lot
    Good work space

    Cons

    No respect for employees. NONE
    Poor Human Resources Dept.

    Advice to Management

    New HR Leadership needed.


  10. "If you have appetite to learn, then start here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome work culture.
    Very good managers. They treat interns very well and provide very good platform to learn advanced technologies.

    Cons

    Company has very good Intern programs but need to improve on formal training.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Going through some growing pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bala Cynwyd, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSL Behring (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company has a very collegial atmosphere, internal communication channels are good and frequently updated, and its products serve unmet needs in the rare disease space, so there is the opportunity to do good for patients.

    Cons

    Highly political. Upper management keeps to themselves and does not interact with or encourage ideas from staff, leading to "old school" approach to business and marketing. High turnover among new younger employees and high dependence on contract labor. They want to be more like "big pharma" but lack the coordinated systems and governance models, so path forward on any initiative is often murky and "seat-of-the-pants".

    Advice to Management

    Open up the windows and let some fresh air in.



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