Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Employee Reviews about "flexible working hours"

Updated 1 Apr 2020

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  1. "It's a good place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Melbourne
    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

    Great culture, flexible working and you meet and work with a lot of smart people. It's a really rewarding job! Superannuation is 15.4%.

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty being a government organisation and budget cuts. Most contracts are three-years.

  2. "Mostly good organisation"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Clayton South
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ok salary, nice colleagues, freedom to do your research and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    There have been some redundancies due to the lack of funding.


  3. "review"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours and work-life balance

    Cons

    no private offices for the senior researchers

  4. "Loved it"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Research Scholar 

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

    Pros

    Great supervisors, Flexible working hours and good pay!

    Cons

    Can't think of any...it was just great

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good organization to work for but, has its issues."

    3.0
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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.

  6. "Great impact driven company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are very nice, flexible work hours, great purpose!

    Cons

    There is bureaucracy and inefficient processes

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  7. "Great working conditions"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, easy-going workplace Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Slow moving and sometimes bureaucratic

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible work but lacking performance culture"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In general excellent work life balance with very flexible working hours (with the exception of a couple of projects that were definitely not so) Excellent career development opportunities for post docs

    Cons

    Difficult to progress or transition to technical role unless PhD qualified. Extremely bureaucratic in role promotion that makes advancement difficult for high achievers at the start of their careers (not applicable for PhD qualified employees as they typically start at a high enough salary band not to be effected, issue particularly relevant entering at CSOF 3 & potentially below) Promotions more to do with longevity than capability. Can be inflexible in meeting demands of industrial clients within short time frames, seemingly due to bureaucratic systems that prevent mobilisation of the workforce. HR & senior management appear unable to traverse these issues. Seemingly a lot of dead wood. Very frustrating achieving double the output of colleagues who are at higher pay brackets. Recent redundancies have resulted largely in people who wanted to leave leaving while the dead wood remains.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Reasonably good"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Researcher 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -Smart people, who in general, are trying to use their science to have a positive impact on Australian society. -Flexible working hours. -Its unique cross-disciplinary nature enables some exciting and ambitious projects to be undertaken.

    Cons

    -Salaries are no longer competitive with industry or academia -Too many small projects that are not funded adequately to compete; either against industry or in the academic space. -Strong tension between doing science and developing products, which sometimes works out ok, but sometimes does not work out.

  10. "Proud to be an employee!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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

    Flexible work is encouraged and have been provided many interesting opportunities.

    Cons

    No cons, you get out what you put in!

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