Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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102 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible working hours and work-life balance(in 34 reviews)

  • "Great supervisors, Flexible working hours and good pay(in 29 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No cons - CSIRO is an Australian employer of choice(in 18 reviews)

  • "HR & senior management appear unable to traverse these issues(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Amazing Work Experience!

      Oct 18, 2020 - Research Associate in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      Highly inclusive and encouraging environment Challenging and stimulating projects Perfect opportunity to grow in a professional setting

      Cons

      Limited scheduling options with colleagues in AUS due to time zone differences.

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    2. 4.0
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      Jan 14, 2021 - Industry Developer in Twin Falls, ID
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      Pros

      great company with great people

      Cons

      more work than staff sometimes

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great for career development

      Sep 20, 2019 - Project Manager in Lucas Heights, MD
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      Pros

      Great for providing junior employees with the opportunity to prove themselves and take on additional responsibilities Really great colleagues Great place to learn from some absolute technical experts

      Cons

      Additional responsibility not formally recognised after a sustained period (year and a half) Pay a little low

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

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      Feb 18, 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Melbourne, FL
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      Pros

      Good Work/Life balance, interesting combination of research(strategic) and contract-based projects

      Cons

      Insecure, lots of politics. Difficult to hire people

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent work flexibility and work/life balance

      Mar 30, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      They offer great work flexibility in terms of hours, part time work, job sharing, types of leave etc, and work/life balance and self improvement through internal courses. This is all dependent on your seniors, however. If you have a supportive manager then you will find it a great place to work in terms of work/life balance and promotion.

      Cons

      Too much change in terms of structure, reporting line, management and project/portfolios and flagships. This uncertainty impacts on morale and makes it hard to achieve or focus on ever-changing goals and priorities.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      World class research organisation

      Sep 6, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      CSIRO is capable of multidisciplinary research at scale, more so than university organisations, though that may change in the future.

      Cons

      There is a portion (not dominant but also not negligible) of staff who have peaked in their careers who are no longer engaged in research as actively as they are engaged in bemoaning change in CSIROs processes and structure.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      World class research organisation

      Sep 13, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Truly multidisciplinary research, at scale, and at the cutting edge. Very flexible in terms of leave and leave without pay etc, but bizarrely picky about working from home.

      Cons

      There is an amazingly efficient rumour mill at CSIRO. If only communication from senior levels down could work as well.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Funding cycles inhibit science innovation

      Mar 11, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Working with many talented scientists, and good support from immediate managers.

      Cons

      Lack of job security due to funding cuts.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Company, Acceptable level of politics

      May 10, 2021 - Research Scientist in Sydney
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      Pros

      You can collaborate with many good researchers and build a profile

      Cons

      Hard to get promotion and recruit students

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      May 11, 2021 - Senior Research Scientist in South Brisbane
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      Pros

      Great benefits and friendly environment

      Cons

      Paperwork it systems and more paperwork

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