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A deceitful culture

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Former Employee - Human Resources in Sydney (Australia)
Former Employee - Human Resources in Sydney (Australia)

I worked at Westpac Banking full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Large enough to provide workplace flexibility

Cons

Has a culture where it appears that people are agreeing, smiling and saying yes whilst actually working out how to prevent the activity from happening

Advice to Management

Promote honesty and integrity from the top

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  1. Great company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Lender in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Lender in Auckland (New Zealand)

    I have been working at Westpac Banking full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome working enviroment with heaps of training opportunities.

    Cons

    A very conservative and reactive bank.

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Helpful (3)

    Highly political, focus on governance/process rather than achieving outcomes, cronyism, rewards style over substance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Roles in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Roles in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Westpac Banking full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Westpac Group's many businesses (St George, BTFG, Rams, BankSA, Asgard, etc) provide great opportunity to move across retail and business banking brands, as well as into wealth management and financial advice industries.

    Great place to work in projects as PM or BA because there are always projects going on within the different brands, and industries under the Westpac banner.

    Cons

    Probably the worst culture I've ever experienced. Culture of credit-stealing, cronyism, politics. Rewards and promotes people who are loud and arrogant over people who are intelligent yet humble.
    Extremely political environment, no one wants to take accountability but everyone wants authority over decisions, and be a 'sign off'.
    Westpac want to be the number 1 service provider in Australia, yet are no better than number 2 in any major market. And they're only number 2 in markets where their size helps them compete.
    Westpac people actually think Westpac is a really smart and successful organisation. It's not. It's competitive by virtue of its size.

    Advice to Management

    Try to change the Westpac Bank culture towards a BTFG or even St George culture. Leave those brands and their businesses alone - there is a reason you bought them.


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