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Sonic Healthcare Reviews

Updated 17 April 2019
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Sonic Healthcare CEO & Managing Director Colin Goldschmidt
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Pros
  • "Challenging work environment, solid employees" (in 3 reviews)

  • "I got to work with each marketing team and presented a final project in the end" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "The sad part: This comes from the highest levels of management" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Sometimes you will see some funny code and it will make you contemplate for 5 minutes before moving on" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great company culture and work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company culture at sonic healthcare is second to none. If you are looking for a place to settle with job security, Sonic is the place to be. I saw no evidence of mismanagement, and I never felt under-resourced.

    Cons

    If you are in your early career, there isn't a lot of opportunity to move up because most employees are in it for the long-haul. There are opportunities to move around in the organisation, but these are limited to on the rare occasion that someone leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Regular performance reviews and adjustments to roles and personal KPIs could incentivise early-career employees to stick around longer.


  2. "Clerical review . . ."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare part-time

    Pros

    Straightforward work, some nice people in the laboratories, nice physical environment.

    Cons

    Have not increased wages in a long time. Have become a large corporation style management culture in recent years. No career progression.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great job, horrible company"

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Mont Albert North
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Mont Albert North
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working with people and the actual job

    Cons

    Way to political. Young female staff bullied by older staff... they basically saw it as hierarchy depending how long you’ve been there. This is management themselves included


  4. "Pathology collector"

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    Current Employee - Pathology Collector in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Pathology Collector in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the patients, good team where I am, positive job, no 2 days are the same.

    Cons

    Low pay for what we do. No higher rates for doing home visits or working in branches or hospitals with a lot of responsibilities. Doesn't matter if you do 5 patients or 500 in a day, you won't get recognized for it. Dont bother asking for a pay rise either, you will get laughed at. Management positions only available to people who have worked 5+ years. Not much higher pay if you become a manager anyway. Higher ups treat collectors like we are the dirt on the bottom of their shoe.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff on the front line better and treat us with respect. If you dont value us, we won't help the company move forward. The major retailers pay better than you and have better conditions.


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Results/Switch Board Clerk in North Melbourne
    Current Employee - Results/Switch Board Clerk in North Melbourne

    I have been working at Sonic Healthcare part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice staff, easy team to work with.
    good hours, very flexible for staff members.
    reasonable pay

    Cons

    often short-staffed.

    Sometime policy makers do not consult employees before introducing new procedures

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work! happy to be a part of this team


  6. "Growing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Growing.
    Like minded people.
    Work life balance good.

    Cons

    Training not formalised.
    Old style HR processes.

    Advice to Management

    More people focus.


  7. "Scientific Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Great team, superb culture and excellent managers.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management, nepotism, low pay, unrealistic workloads"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to talk yourself into getting a job as the interview process is very unprofessional. Stepping stone to something better in the health industry.

    Cons

    Poor management and very low pay. Nepotism is rife as is favouritism. Little to no training but getting your butt kicked from management abundant.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your staff, actually listen. TRAIN your staff. REWARD staff for excelling.


  9. "Not a lot of support and training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Some of my colleagues and other managers were better to work with than others

    Cons

    Not a lot of support and training, heavy workload


  10. "Lab Tech"

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

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment very supportive

    Cons

    Management are very unhelpful at times