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CSL Behring Reviews

Updated 17 April 2018
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Pros
  • Great people in company and great resources (in 13 reviews)

  • Great work environment and good life-work balance (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Little opportunity to work from home (not very good work/life balance) (in 15 reviews)

  • Policies are woefully outdated with no work from home and only occasional casual dress (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Local pharma with opportunities to have global impact"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Welcoming team, work life balance with family friendly policies, strong on R & D and ethical practice, annual CSR reviews, very effective CRM system newly overhauled.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement and career path.


  2. "Anaylst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSL Behring full-time

    Pros

    Growing company to work and lots people.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to advance

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Challenge Your Expertise!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSL Behring full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company Culture, CEO who is hands-on and truly patient-centric. Not your typical Life Sciences company - this company truly puts the Values and Beliefs into action everyday!

    Cons

    You'll work hard - but the reward is personally satisfying because you are truly making a difference here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees - great job so far!


  4. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSL Behring full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. It has a wonderful future.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work to do, and sometimes not enough people to do it.


  5. "Manager regulatory"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good fringe benefits, e.g. pension plan, company restaurant, social activities

    Cons

    Bell-curve for performance evaluation process: as a result competition was the company rule, not teamwork, and the evaluation system was not related to real performance, rather on how well you could protect yourself from blame shifting.


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Kankakee, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Kankakee, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSL Behring full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great time off policy. You earn time off as you work and do not have to prove you are sick to take time off. Ability to move to other departments within the company.

    Cons

    Value based on amount of overtime (unpaid) you work. The manager told me that he could tell I was dedicated because I had to come in on a Sunday. Use of antiquated data base instead of using SAP to generate reports. This makes the budget and forecast process much more lengthy than it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that finance area knows they are valued.


  7. "Fantabulous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSL Behring full-time

    Pros

    work environment, culture, learning is tremendous.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to be mentioned

  8. "Good first job & good job security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I worked at CSL Behring (More than a year).
    1. The company provides good first jobs at the beginning of the career and it is beneficial to the junior employees to have good ideas on the disciplines in pharmaceutical companies.
    2. Before I left the job, the company provides fairly good job securities compared to the similar positions in other pharmaceutical companies. Overall, the company aims to achieve stable progress without many risks.

    Cons

    For the employees who are looking for extensive growth, the company may not provide the space for the employees to improve / grow at various dimensions. Some departments tend to stick to routines to avoid changes even though the efficiency could be improved significantly.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Care to test the limits of your stress levels?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Lead in Kankakee, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Group Lead in Kankakee, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSL Behring full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The cafeteria had some really nice employees, and there were a FEW good people working there.

    Cons

    1) This company is run down and filthy. The cleaning crew - and other portions of the union labor force - are just milking the company for a paycheck and CSL is afraid of them. There was a time when the men's room hadn't been mopped in 2 weeks. The floor was sticky and disgusting. I finally complained about it and the cleaning crew condescended to mop it.

    2) There is pretty much no upward mobility in the company. I was hired in as a group lead, but there was nowhere to advance after that. My manager had been there for over 20 years, as had his manager. There wasn't even a Senior Group Lead title, so it was a dead end.

    3) VERY archaic, paper form-based system. Every. Single. Access requires a form. When I first started there, I had to route a form just to get access to the Internet. Every file folder online is protected, every door in the facility is protected, every form has to go through several people. On my first day there the cranky admin in my department - who had been there for almost 50 years and felt like she owned the place - said "Good morning, XXXX" using a diminutive form of my name. It was clearly meant to be condescending and show me who was the boss. I wouldn't stand for it and told her that I didn't prefer to be called that name, to which she snobbily replied "You don't like XXXX?" At this point I just stared at her for 10 seconds or so, then said no. Suffice it to say that for the next 2 or 3 months, Every single one of my paper forms that she was supposed to route "Must have gotten lost." I ended up routing most of them myself.

    4) The same admin I just mentioned was also the queen of gossip. She spread so many rumors, lies, and even things told in confidence, that I daresay she is the epicenter of the cancerous corporate culture. Just an awful environment.

    5) You've seen in other reviews that the company isn't good at promoting from within, and I was one brought in from the outside. In the nearly 2 years I was there, I never once felt truly welcomed or appreciated, and I butted heads with other departments a lot for performing ridiculous testing, with the reason given as "We've always done it that way." This company needs to get past the 1970s.

    Advice to Management

    There's a great big world out there, maybe you should consider the fact that there might be a better way to do things.

    Optimize/modernize your systems!

    Promote your people!

    The provincial, small-town mentality will bite you hard if you don't look up and get with the times.

    These glowing, one-sentence reviews giving the company high marks are completely transparent and also unethical. You should be ashamed of yourselves for falsifying these reviews. Why don't you working on fixing the systems instead of putting frosting on them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Run. Fast. Far Far Away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSL Behring full-time

    Pros

    Donation fee is better as an employee.
    Free meals sometimes.
    Some ability to crosstrain.
    Seem not to mind if you need time away from work that is scheduled.
    PTO, holidays, and minimum benefits (but they only cover 50% of the cost)

    Cons

    Bottom of barrel staffing choices. Extremely low pay for the bullspit dealt with as in being treated like a child and disrespected constantly for no reason. Training is basically left in your own hands with little accountablity because trainers aren't paid fairly to train nor do they care probably because they fear being replaced, or don't have the skills to move up. Most staff afraid of and avoid center management who plays favorites and only cares for the center bottom line, including allowing donors restrooms to remain a constant state of disarray by not hiring additional janitorial staff, and writing people up on entirely false infractions without talking to their face about it. They only pay for half of your insurance costs if FT.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a janitor. Pay more money and for Pete's sake, actually have conversations with people instead of hiding in your office, and get rid of the lazy people who call in all the time for no reason. Have more trainers on both shifts and don't rely on the good people to save YOUR arse at closing time.


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