Cochlear Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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3.6
61%
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85%
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Cochlear CEO and President Dig Howitt
Dig Howitt
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great product with excellent outcomes(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great people working towards a common vision and shared passion(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture is very good at Cochlear. Company always focused for doing innovative products and drive to use latest technology. They are leader in their domain.

    Cons

    Salary wise - decent, do not expect much on this part.

  2. "Great product"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Configuration Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cochlear makes product that can change lives

    Cons

    Poor people and performance management. Low salaries.


  3. "Once great company gradually loosing its plot"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cochlear full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    COH is the market leader and as such, the company will be around for a long time.

    Cons

    (Too) many layers of middle management creating massive Reporting overheads and providing a ‘hiding place’ for a lot of dead wood. Sr Management with a tendency to not accept accountability.

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  4. "Nice company helping lot to community"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is perfect. Use of latest technology helps in getting on top of market skill trends. Salary is as per market trend.

    Cons

    Not really. As lot of projects run in parallel, sometimes miscommunication between to align them.

  5. "A Good Australian Company that makes hearing Implant for hearing Impaired"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronic Assembler in Macquarie
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay for Production Operator, diverse workplace, many employees have been working there over 10 years

    Cons

    Company Politics, limited career progression

  6. "Great company creating new technologies"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior DSP Engineer in Sydney

    I worked at Cochlear full-time

    Pros

    You get to work on the latest tech. People are very helpful/supportive Lots of career opportunities You improve the quality of peoples lives

    Cons

    Large company so things take time

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Director, Communications in Sydney

    I have been working at Cochlear full-time

    Pros

    Genuinely making a difference in people’s lives

    Cons

    Can be poor at succession planning and rewarding employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, great people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fulfilling work and truly customer- focused company.

    Cons

    Not a lot to say here

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Macquarie
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and great product

    Cons

    Low salary, no career progression, too much office politics.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Macquarie

    I worked at Cochlear full-time

    Pros

    Great Vision & Mission and doing something thing purposeful everyday Talented smart people Amazing product Flexible Work Culture

    Cons

    Not any worth mention. No company is perfect but this one was pretty close.

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