Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Reviews

Updated May 11, 2022

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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
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Nothing I have nothing

    Aug 3, 2021 - Management 
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    Pros

    They were good and they were good and that’s jt

    Cons

    Nothing they were extremely good. Nothing should change because it shouldbt

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

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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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  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
    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. 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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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Very Good

    May 11, 2022 - Vacation Scholarship in Melbourne
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    Pros

    Everything, supervisors looked after me and everyone was supportive

    Cons

    Nothing, everyone was really supportive and caring

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 412 reviews left anonymously by employees. 66% of employees would recommend working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to a friend and 51% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

66% of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to be culture, career development, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, compensation, management.

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