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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great flexibility and approach to work life balance. Will support individuals. Masses of opportunity, which is what one would hope for given CBA have 40,000 employees

Cons

Make sure you make your boss, and bosses boss look good. Feedback is only forthcoming if you hunt for it, and quite often it is negative, almost to the point of looking for issues. Politics get in the way of real progress. Don't expect a meritocracy, it's very much do as you are told, and don't dare question.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure that the strategic goals, objectives filter through the masses of middle management, whom tend to stifle and focus on their own personal objectives creating inefficiencies, unproductiveness and poor working environments.

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Positive Outlook
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    Great career

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    CBA is a great place to work. Management are supportive of flexi work arrangements, the working environment is amazing and there is a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of 'dead wood' in terms of employees who have been in the bank far too long which brings down the quality of the employee base. Not much opportunity for promotion or salary increases, and management is generally unsupportive of allowing staff to be involved in other projects or broaden/change the scope of a role, to provide cross-skilling and professional development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on professional development. This will sort out the employees who are 'cruising' and will assist in pointing out the quality staff and future leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    challenging

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    Former Employee - Low Level Management  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Low Level Management in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the commonwealth bank can provide you with job security to the level that is not available with many of the other banks

    Cons

    there should be many more opportunities with in the commonwealth bank for career advancement for women both full time and part timers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    staff are not cattle , please try to remember that we don't always get it right the first or even second time and implement more personalised training

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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