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Suncorp Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    A really great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Projects in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Strategic Projects in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Suncorp has a great corporate culture, one of no mucking about, everyone just gets on with their job. There's little political mucking about, or false processes and procedures. Action is valued. The organisation also genuinely respects people's lives outside of the workplace with a very healthy work life balance at all levels

    Cons

    Actually a hard one to answer. The biggest challenge is the geographic dispersement of the organisation across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne meaning colleagues, leaders and staff are often in different locations. So face to face contact and spontaneous hall way conversations can be difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More VC and webcam facilities - each meeting room should have either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer and employee focussed organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work practices
    Great leaders and clear vision and strategy
    Great technology
    Opportunity to travel
    Real work/life balance
    Benefits and staff discounts on products

    Cons

    Salary is a little lower than some similar organisations
    Longer hours in peak times can be required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Still some duplication across the Group evident from previous merges. Some further work needs to be done to streamline some internal process/services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop with access to a large array of courses through various mediums. Very flexible work environment which is always striving to become even more flexible. A company which is continuously improving which also means continuous change. Always very people focussed and support their staff and also have some great benefits.

    Cons

    Significant administration work at middle management level. Can be difficult to locate who can assist with certain tasks/roles within the company due to constant changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider impact of timings of projects/initiatives and ensure teams have the support they need to action these as well as their usual day to day roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A people focused company working through change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, very flexible work arrangements, work life balance, nice building, lots of training, Human resources a key focus, extra days off additional to annual leave

    Cons

    Meeting culture, lots of administration for management, lots of people, two head offices, hard to work out ownership of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company crying out for a functional structure

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

    Great culture making good decisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Executive Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership have made good decisions early, leading to key advantages that enable a high degree of agility in a lean operating environment

    Cons

    matrix management environment makes strategic decision making difficult below top level of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A place that is passionate about the work it does,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integration Developer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Integration Developer in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Suncorp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Career opportunities are very good

    Cons

    Salaries and perks could be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Career opportunities are great across the Suncorp group of companies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Suncorp

    Pros

    It feels like one company with many brands and businesses. They all fit together well and the leaders make it possible to move around and develop your career.
    Change is challenging but rewarding. Always learning new things. New technology is brilliant and having huge positive outcome for the business.
    Great grad program.

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like too much change but its always good to finish projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging team members to move around the businesses and learn more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Call Centre Team Leader Insurance Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Toowoomba (Australia)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Toowoomba (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits. The company really invests in their people. Their future focus.

    Cons

    Living in a geographically isolated area limits career moves unless I want to move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just ask front line staff about blockages, get front line opinions and ideas before change. Have focus groups, use people from around the business. Make our front line staff feel valued. Offer more virtual roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Place for a long term career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Suncorp is a company with a genuine passion for their people and customers with constant focus on continuous improvement. Suncorp is not afraid to make gutsy decisions and is changing the face of insurance in Australia.

    Cons

    Sometimes business processes hinder rather than help progress but this is becoming less and less common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing for our people and customers - keep challenging the status quo.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good stable company with a good work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytics Specialist in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Analytics Specialist in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The area in which I work outstanding opportunities for advanced analytics and Data Science. The management are also very humane, something almost never observed in large companies. There are great opportunities for long term development.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit bureaucratic, probably due to the companies history as a former government business. The senior management are professional managers and don't really necessarily understand the business. They are also following out-of-date paradigms such as outsourcing many IT functions (savvy international companies are now in-sourcing key IT infrastructure, having discovered the hard way the outsourcing was a costly mistake). Also, they are obsessed with cloud offerings without any clear understanding of the risk both to information security as well as operational efficiency (network latency is a major non-controlled issue). IT processes are overly complex, it takes 6 people four weeks to set up an FTP capability. There is also an unhealthy obsession with Agile development methodology, it operates largely as a cult and is deleterious to good development practice (if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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