National Australia Bank

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National Australia Bank Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
135 Reviews
3.0
135 Reviews
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Cameron A. Clyne
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Emphasize work-life balance, relatively good staff benefit compare to other banks in HK (in 18 reviews)

  • Offers flexible working arrangements including working from home (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Bloated middle management layers; slow and centralized decision making; limited empowerment; chronically outdated IT (in 5 reviews)

  • Being large means there is a lot of red tape and often there no desire to improve processes (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Okay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Great Money, fun people, alright place to work

    Cons

    Working in the Collections Department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more Tech ready

  2.  

    Don't work for NAB if you aren't prepared to sell their product at every opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Good team-focused environment and work-life balance

    Cons

    Too focused on selling their product to customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Project Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Mixed range of project work

    Cons

    The lack of strong leadership

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  5.  

    Great atmosphere and benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reconciliation Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Reconciliation Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    they provide fresh fruit everyday, they have mentor programme and buddy programme to help to network and grow within the company.

    Cons

    company culture was great but you need to be lucky with the managers. not all are very open minded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase transparency and promote personal development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    VBA Developer NAB

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Australia Bank as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good contractor pay and overtime pay

    Cons

    Bad for current permanent employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Loan Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Loan Coordinator in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Loan Coordinator in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at National Australia Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company brand
    Supportive and friendly teams
    Training programs
    Good work life balance
    Efficient systems
    Streamlined processes
    Lots of change for the better and policy rollouts

    Cons

    Limited internal mobility
    Can be stressful at times to meet KPI's
    Multiple layers of approval

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Paralegal

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Casual Paralegal in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Casual Paralegal in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at National Australia Bank part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great - pretty fun and down to earth. Flexible hours. Because I was a casual I could change two days to 1.5 by extending the longer day's hours. Great job and good pay for a Uni student.

    Cons

    I perused trust deeds which wasn't very engaging or interesting. You were looking at the same types of docs all day. Arguably once you got trained doing leases and plans, you got more variety but otherwise you are perusing trust deeds all day. The other downside was that there was no incentive to get X number of trust deeds done in a day because even if you finished them there would be more for you to do, and at the same time, if you couldn't finish all your trust deeds, you could leave it for the following day, so you kind of felt like a robot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set targets to build motivation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quite good with right people leader & work colleagues.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    A safe working environment with flexible work arrangements you can suit to needs. Central location for ease of transportation offering options. Good honest work colleagues if right will make your job enjoyable and tolerable when the going gets tough.

    Cons

    If people leader has alternative ideas and is liked by senior management, worklife can be very hard as performance ratings are jaded by such subjectivity. If good at role, can be branded for life.
    Is going headlong down a road towards oblivion with partner it can control. Not good for changing course with your sails slashed and your anchor set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to wake up quickly to the course currently being set before it's too late. Off-shoring hasn't been what was expected. Short term fiscal win doesn't equal long term stability.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great learning but so much uncertainty and money tightening there is no room for innovation and employee satisfaction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Product Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - IT Product Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career development, mid level staff and culture

    Cons

    Executive leadership, there is no strategy, lack of innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to reduce staff numbers to save costs, that is ok but increase the benefits marginally for those still employed to make up for the increased pressure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    challenging fast paced environment good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great employee culture
    fast paced environment'
    Good for people who like working under pressure

    Cons

    company politics
    low salaries
    more and more take less give-

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be transparent
    value and retain good employees - by providing good perks and incentives and treating them well
    more give less take- or atleast equal

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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