Westpac Banking

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Westpac Banking Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
Westpac Banking – Sydney – “Westpac Community Day”

Westpac Banking – Sydney – “Westpac Community Day”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 76 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Westpac Banking Managing Director and CEO Gail P. Kelly

Gail P. Kelly

(47 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work/Life Balance, really suited to people with families (in 17 reviews)

  • plenty of opportunities, large organisation (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No responsibility taken by senior management - finger is always pointed at others (in 7 reviews)

  • This is the domestic commercial bank for people who want work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProgressive bank, big team, career development and training is the best. There is lot of collaboration between the units. The teams have a good mix.

    ConsNo cons really. Had best time there both career wise and personal growth wise. Most recommended to work for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to management

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    Awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- positive attitude
    - egos checked

    Cons- total comp needs work
    - hours can be long

    Advice to Senior Managementbenchmark total comp

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Political savviness a big plus

    Head of Specific Area (Current Employee)

    ProsVery flexible work environment. Very collaborative within business units, though challenging to identify opportunities and collaborate across BUs. This is improving dramatically and could be a long-term shift. Currently there is plenty of "us and them" internally and the politics are not for the faint of heart.

    ConsProbably true in any large corporation, but there is little collaboration, and in fact outright competition, at the GM level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people, be willing to challenge and debate rather than mandate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance + Benefits + Share options.

    ConsNone...the place is really good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it real as you have been.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Management

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGreat team, good for personal growth, great culture.

    ConsVery bureaucratic, hard working environment. Can't really say too much it all depends on which department you're in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Place to work , amazing team environment

    ConsThere are no cons currently

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    Great company to work for!

    Lender (Current Employee) Auckland (New Zealand)

    ProsAwesome working enviroment with heaps of training opportunities.

    ConsA very conservative and reactive bank.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWestpac has excellent leadership with great vision but slow to filter down the chain of command which can lead to reactiveness for the frontline staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    First time working in a large company, exceeded my expectations especially culture

    Relationship Banking Graduate (Current Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    ProsWork amongst highly experienced professionals who are more than willing to share their knowledge

    ConsThere is culture change within the teams where some teams are much more highly motivated and driven than others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work culture

    Analyst (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsWonderful people, employees care about you as a person, relaxed with work hours, team building activities, Mentors to assist with personal development

    ConsIncentivise employees more with things like more rewards and/or competitions. Sometimes may require overtime work, but is sometimes compensated. Graduate program less flexible

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivate employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to work

    Assistant Relationship Manager (Current Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    ProsCareer opportunity , good work culture

    ConsNo cons will recommend to anyone

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