National Australia Bank

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National Australia Bank Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
123 Reviews
3.1
123 Reviews
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Cameron A. Clyne
64 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Emphasize work-life balance, relatively good staff benefit compare to other banks in HK (in 16 reviews)

  • Offers flexible working arrangements including working from home (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management too worried about appearances (in 5 reviews)

  • Bloated middle management layers; slow and centralized decision making; limited empowerment; chronically outdated IT (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best employer have ever worked for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Good career pathways; numerous career opportunities.

    Cons

    Salary level not as comparable compare to any other banks in Australia for similar roles.

  2.  

    Great company to work for. Innovative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Fair to employees and empowering culture. Strong company values and excellent support of personal work-life situations. Willing to invest in technology to provide great customer experiences.

    Cons

    Being a large organization, NAB suffers some of the same issues as other very large companies in terms of slowness in decision making and execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to move the decision process to another level in terms of speed to final decision from initial recommendations.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    work environment

    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    none. the people are still in the bush

    Cons

    not very bright people. prepare to dumb yourself down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get with it

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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Great Employer!

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

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Opportunities to volunteer in the community. Competitive salaries. Opportunity and support for personal development.

    Cons

    Poor job training for new starters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for new to bank staff needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people to work with but toxic management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member At MLC
    Former Employee - Team Member At MLC

    I worked at National Australia Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The other team members that you work with is great, the care about the customer and services provided, the quality coaches are great I can never give them enough credit!

    Cons

    The management is horrible, if they can physically make you feel incompetent and destroy self esteem they will do it! Some managers are great but the ones climbing corporate ladder will shoot you down without looking back to see if you need support. There isn't any privacy between you and your manager, they will go and gossip to every other manager and people leader so everyone knows when your falling apart! Too much politics, too many lies, to much bullying behind closed doors, very unfair and not a good place or environment in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees, train your managers and leadership team on how to deal with employees, have empathy show that you care. Stop bullying behind closed doors and deal with issues when they arise! Do not take privacy for granted, what we say to you in confidence does not need to be repeated to 7-10 other managers, it should be reported to PAC if it needs to be looked into. I loved working there, but my manager was a two faced women, who only cared about herself and growing her career! Please ensure if you are upper management take care of those who you are looking after, it's called duty of care!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    challenging fast paced environment good work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Flexible Working arrangement

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

    I worked at National Australia Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Offers flexible working arrangements including working from home.
    - Many opportunities to move to different business units

    Cons

    - Opportunities and flexible working arrangement depends on manager
    - Salary increment is 0, not even inline with inflation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst - NAB

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is fine but it stops there.

    Cons

    The pay is extremely average and if you join it's rare that you are paid for experience especially foreign experience.
    It is like a Government department, basically there are people working there that have only ever worked there! They have no idea. However they are paid well and they don't care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shot yourself!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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