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Sonic Healthcare Reviews

Updated Oct 9, 2019

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Found 94 reviews

2.7
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23%
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59%
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Sonic Healthcare CEO Colin Goldschmidt
Colin Goldschmidt
28 Ratings
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
  • "Most people work there due to lack of Pathology jobs(in 2 reviews)

  • "High turnover, clicky, slow to make improvement(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Professional workplace"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Treasury Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Senior Management, Professionalism, Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Macquarie park location isn't great

    Sonic Healthcare2019-08-29
  2. "Better than some firms"

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    Former Employee - Courier Driver 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive, flexible, pays better than other firms like Dorevitch (not by much now though)

    Cons

    Slow on change, very afraid to get rid of the bad eggs

    Sonic Healthcare2019-10-10
  3. "Ok place, no progession"

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits (free testing), knowledgeable staff, good equipment

    Cons

    No progression, difficult to have time off, toxic gossiping environment , fast staff turnover in certain departments

    Sonic Healthcare2019-07-31
  4. Helpful (1)

    "You have been warned! Of all the employers, Melbourne Pathology has been worst!!"

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    Former Employee - Medical Scientist in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Variety of diagnostic cases, fellow colleagues

    Cons

    Terrible management, awful awful supervisors, no pay rise for more than 6 years, expected to work additional time for free almost everyday, breaks are often interrupted by supervisors. Most people work there due to lack of Pathology jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Shareholders may be bottom line to everything but your employees are humans too, show some care and kindness.

    Sonic Healthcare2019-07-04
  5. "Great company culture and work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time for 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.

    Sonic Healthcare2019-03-26
  6. "Clerical review . . ."

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    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.

    Sonic Healthcare2019-03-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great job, horrible company"

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

    I worked at Sonic Healthcare full-time for 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

    Sonic Healthcare2019-01-21
  8. "Pathology collector"

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    Pathology Collector in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic Healthcare

    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.

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    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.

    Sonic Healthcare2019-01-11
  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Results/Switch Board Clerk in North Melbourne

    I have been working at Sonic Healthcare part-time for 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

    Sonic Healthcare2018-12-06
  10. "Growing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic Healthcare full-time for 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.

    Sonic Healthcare2018-10-30
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