Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - Good organization to work for but, has its issues. | Glassdoor
  1. "Good organization to work for but, has its issues."

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work is great. Interesting and varied. Great people to work alongside. Highly educated, professional work force. Flexible work arrangements. Diversity is actively encouraged. Great IT infrastructure.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical culture. Tendency for management to avoid responsibility and to shift blame onto staff. Subject to Australian Public Service rules, including arbitrary caps on employee numbers and restrictions on Enterprise Agreement negotiations. More focused on adhering to government policy than meeting customer expectations. Engineering and technical expertise not valued.

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation2019-09-17
  1. "Great for career development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lucas Heights, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation full-time for more than 5 years

    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

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation2019-09-20
  2. "World class research organisation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of managing change and reorganisations.

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation2016-09-13

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