Sonic HealthCare
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grc analyst in Australia
on 29 April 2022
concerned about new direction
analysts are friendly to eachotherpreviously the job was good, but new leadership taken over and I have serious concerns about the direction to the team. mentorship is not what it used to and what we're being asked for is more now. things have gotten more toxic too and I feel scared to speak. many have resigned
Pathology aide in Blue Mountains NSW
on 18 October 2021
Lovely staff but attrocious management
I worked for this company for only 4 months as a pathology aide. The hoops you are expected to jump through for ridiculously low pay and bad working conditions are what drove me out, along with the unreasonable expectations around travel. During my time there the company was haemoraging staff at an alarming rate, due to the bad management and general bad treatment by head office. Work life balance with this company was non existent and any requests to change shifts or reduce them was met with hostility for some people, but favouritism for others. The collection centres are massively understaffed because of bad management by those at head office and the workload for some is insanely different to others. I worked in one of the busiest rooms and was gradually pushed into a receptionist role only which wasn't what I was hired as. We had multiple exposures to covid positive patients that we weren't informed about until weeks later and a lot of the workers were coming straight from drive through covid swabbing to work in collection centres with no time to change out of potentially contaminanted clothing.Early on in my employment I was sent to work at drive through. There was no question of whether I wanted to, I was told that was where I was going with 20 mins notice, and did a 10 HR day and a 5 hr day the next. I was not vaccinated and there was no question of whether I was or not. The conditions were atrocious. And I had facial bruising and cuts on my nose and chin from the mask we were required to wear. This company are the only ones that require the use of these solid masks, whereas other companies use softer ones.I was hired on as a ppt worker for a 20HR a week contract, but ended up working 38 hrs+ per week and usually doing a 6 day week. I had no say in this yet some staff were given the option to have flexible days and times. This was also reflected in that some staff were granted leave requests while others were not.You are expected to purchase your own probationary uniform - a white shirt and black trousers, and are given corporate uniform after 6 months, so this is another expense for little pay.Part of this job is a year of training before a slight pay increase. We were required to travel to Macquarie park for several weeks of training at the start of employment and this was another point where the company has issues. We were all belittled and treated like naughty children if anyone spoke during training, certain people were targeted by training officers and bullied, and overall it was a stressful and uncomfortable environment. They constantly compared the training to being at University, which I can say was a ridiculous comparison because I have done 8 years of uni and we were treated as intelligent adults, and not as school children. The travel requirements were a major problem. While some people were allocated a collection room near their home as their base, others like myself were allocated one an hour's drive away, so while some people could claim petrol from the company if they were sent a good distance from their rooms, others would already be doing a hefty drive and could not claim. We would also be required to change rooms with little to no notice, and would be on call from 4am incase you were needed elsewhere. This could happen daily or not at all. I was set to a room that meant I was up at 4am each day to allow for travel time with no option for flexibility, yet others were given flexibility around other jobs they had, and we're generally treated with more respect.The PPE is another thing I will point out. During the last lockdown we were required to wearface shields as well as masks, however we were told thatwe had to reuse the face shields - cleaning them down after each shift and only replacing every week or 2 if we desperately had to. This was dangerous as certain parts could not be cleaned, and the shields would get so scratched and dented that we couldn't see through them. The company dodged so many WHS requirements and most of us didn't feel safe working in those conditions.Overall I would never recommend anyone work for this company. The general disillusionment felt by nearly all the staff at the centre's, and the fact long term workers are leaving because it had gotten so bad speaks volumes. I was told by many 20yr+ workers that the company used to be good, but it had been getting worse and worse over the years. I only lasted as long aa I did because the other staff in the collection centre were lovely and supportive, and could see what management was doing to us all. They will loose so many good people if they don't improve their practices.
would not like to disclose in Macquarie Park NSW
on 19 August 2020
Review on Sonic Clinical Trials
I currently working at Sonic Clinical Trials which is a division of DHM. I have been here for around 8 months and it isn’t a good place to work. Many people are not happy here and many are leaving to go to their competitor. I have had issues with my coworker in my team and tell my boss this but he does not do anything. Very old outdated systems, we now have to do like a Bundy clock on so they watch everyone’s times. They say this is mandatory but other divisions of Sonic it is left up to the managers to decide what they want to do. They have no trust in their staff and working from home is a big no no, even in the pandemic they were making us come in making up stories that there were not enough laptops, we could have easily set our desktop computers at home. We were all sitting on top of each other and very strange that the managers were in the office more in the lock down. We are not even aloud do have two monitors, but you see all the managers with their big flashy monitors. That would be a luxury and IT has so many monitors laying around but management says no. Pay is very bad as well. A lot of favouritism goes on here. I am trying to stay here for a year and then I will go. One of the worst places I have ever worked for.
Service Desk Analyst in Brisbane QLD
on 20 February 2020
Unappreciative and Lazy management
Management do not care about staff.Constantly back stabbing staff and only nice when they want you to do them favours. Management favours and promotes their good friends and no matter how hard working or qualified you are they will never want to see you grow. Whenever an internal position arises management discourages staff to apply and if you dare apply without them knowing you get reprimanded
Pathologist Aide/Clerk in Melbourne VIC
on 21 November 2019
Great workplace
Sonic Healthcare is an absolutely incredible company to work for. But sometimes the work can be a little repetitive. If you don't have a qualification, you can't really get a promotion or apply for higher paying jobs which was a shame.

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