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CSL Reviews

Updated 22 May 2019

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73%
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CSL CEO Paul Perreault
Paul Perreault
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "They value diversity and the people who work there can be really fun(in 3 reviews)

  • "Great people and nice work place(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Get sent when there's no donors(in 8 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love working with really smart people who are passionate about what they do."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSL

    Pros

    We make life saving products and people who work here have a real sense of purpose. The Company is high integrity and there is plenty of scope for advancement as they like to promote internally. The international aspect is good - we have a lot of contact with colleagues from around the world and the Company believes in supporting travel to work face to face with colleagues and build strong relationshios. The Company...

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    Cons

    The site and some of the offices in Melbourne are old fashioned and a bit shabby. If you are working on international projects youj often have to take calls late at night.

    CSL2011-03-08
  2. "Revolving Door"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parkville
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    camaraderie amongst colleagues to help one another with lack of good leadership

    Cons

    flexibility available mainly for managers , micro managing

    Advice to Management

    Managers never seem to move on, but staff constantly leave. A shame as there is real potential to move this company into the 21 century if you looked after staff more

    CSL2019-04-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business over people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The colleagues are amazing, you will meet with and work with great people.

    Cons

    HR practices and policies are all about the business, not the people. Systems are very old fashioned and frustrating. The culture is going down hill fast, more hierarchy and one way.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t run to HR all the time, talk to your staff and treat them like people not just a problem to handball to HR where they are treated worse. Try and reward the quiet achiever and not only your friends or the self promoters.

    CSL2019-03-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Do not value their staff and do not appreciate staff with skills and knowledge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSL

    Pros

    Most people who work in thr organisation are friendly

    Cons

    The middle management only look after themselves. Two sets of rules.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for your middle management team who use their power and authority for self interest.

    CSL2019-03-01
  5. "Passion and deadwood"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadmeadows, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    passionate people (for the most) the company helps people and is good to employees treated with respect

    Cons

    people stay past their expiry date as they could not get the same pay elsewhere. lots of sceptical people change management is poor

    Advice to Management

    don't only afford opportunities due to technical expertise - look for transferable skills

    CSL2018-09-23
  6. "Solid Business"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Engaging environment though very dependent on the supervisor. Lucky to have a good one.

    Cons

    Not sure that actual salary is on par with similar compensation around the world.

    Advice to Management

    3.5%

    CSL2018-08-19
  7. "Financial Stability"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Parkville
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Permanent full-time job gives you financila stability. Amazing people to work with

    Cons

    Very slow career growth, duties not delegated well

    Advice to Management

    Know your staff better

    CSL2017-08-27
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Only game in town"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSL

    Pros

    Some really nice people work there. Also, it is the only reasonably sized biopharma company in Melbourne.

    Cons

    Top down management is horrible, middle management being the worst.

    CSL2017-09-04
  9. "Very good experience. Family friendly and very stable"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSL full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Part of Manufacturing process of health care products, for patients in need of critical care which helps to improve quality of life.

    Cons

    Internal competition between departments, which tend to work against each other which affects productivity and morale. Departments are more focussed on their own budgets rather than the company as a whole,

    Advice to Management

    Empower and consult staff at all levels

    CSL2017-07-16
  10. "n/a"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at CSL full-time

      Pros

      the people that you work with

      Cons

      the potential for personal growth

      CSL2017-03-01
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