Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Reviews

Updated 20 Sep 2020

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3.8
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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Chief Executive Dr. Larry Marshall (no image)
Dr. Larry Marshall
77 Ratings
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  • "No cons - CSIRO is an Australian employer of choice(in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture. I had an enjoyable experience. Great work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about this company

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  2. "Great work environment and amazing people to work with"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Canberra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, allowing for great work-life balance Surrounded by brilliant minds The organisation does listen to what employees want The IT team is very well equipped with technology that you need for your work

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, as expected from a government agency Salary is not as competitive, for those who are new to the industry


  3. "Really good learning experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Vacation Student 

    I worked at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation full-time

    Pros

    Easy going, very supportive and did not expect too much

    Cons

    was not pushed very much, more client facing time would be good

  4. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Enterprise Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with smart and innovative people and you do good thing for your community and the world

    Cons

    Being a government organisation, there is not much room for ambitious people as you can only go up to a point.

  5. "Pretty Good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation full-time

    Pros

    The CSIRO has a great mission and you will work with a lot of passionate people

    Cons

    If you are not a scientist there is little opportunity for career advancement

  6. "Great place for work life balance"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Research Software Engineer in Canberra
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Create impact Open minded

    Cons

    Fixed salary and growth No extra incentives

  7. "Nice working"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Student in Cairns
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment, great scientific deliver

    Cons

    Nothing at all, really enjoyed

  8. "Good place to work but career progression isn't that great"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Sydney

    I have been working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Few from top management lacks people management skills and judging subordinates capability which allow some people to go upward despite they don't deserve it which demotivates the entire team.

  9. "Great workplace"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff and has a variety of staff from diverse backgrounds

    Cons

    Not much cons but building seemed pretty old

  10. "Zero care for people"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, leave, and flexibility benefits

    Cons

    Slow, seemingly irrational decision making that doesn't account for evidence. Told our team we were being let go in 4 business days.

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