National Australia Bank Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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Cameron A. Clyne
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Pros
  • Work-life balance, opportunities to work in different departments (in 18 reviews)

  • Offers flexible working arrangements including working from home (in 12 reviews)

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 (in 5 reviews)

  • Being large means there is a lot of red tape and often there no desire to improve processes (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Business Banking Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, career prospects, technology , size

    Cons

    Sales driven, pressure, under staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Good management


  2. Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank

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

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is good

    Cons

    Very slow to execute. Poor ability to serve clients


  3. 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.


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  5. 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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Pros

    none. the people are still in the bush

    Cons

    not very bright people. prepare to dumb yourself down

    Advice to Management

    get with it


  7. 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 Management

    Have more Tech ready


  8. NAB the good and the bad

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, MB (Canada)

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally a good organisation to work for, pleasant and diverse workmates and great facilities at the Melbourne CBD office. Flexible workplace arrangements a plus.

    Cons

    Computer systems in place a bit slow and problematic. Training and development for contract employees almost non-existent and left up to individuals to learn on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at overhauling antiquated computer systems and spend more resources in training and development for all employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent environment to develop leadership experience

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

    I worked at National Australia Bank

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

    Pros

    - You will be given excellent leadership training - There are many amazing opportunities - Amazing people to work with and learn from

    Cons

    - It is a very large organization and sometimes difficult to find the person or team you need

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage learning and development. The Academy is excellent!


  10. Too many cons for me

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor

    I worked at National Australia Bank part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I met a lot of nice people and made some good friends. Not working on weekends and public holidays was fantastic.

    Cons

    As a part-timer working only a few days per week, I found myself working a lot of extra hours (unpaid) so I could finish all my outstanding work. It was not just me, but pretty much everyone and when this happens, to me there is an issue with the overall system. I found it stressful dealing with angry and unhappy customers as well as doing more complex transactions as I was always worried to make mistakes and not be compliant somehow. I also found myself stranded more than once when I needed help on something I didn't know and nobody could help and that resulted in unhappy customers as they had to wait. Last but not least, I truly didn't enjoy the immense pressure on the sales targets and the fact we were given performance reviews on those basis. I found it really hard to 'sell' products when I was trying to concentrate and process the transactions accurately. Also it seemed very hard to build a career, people who were there for years were still in the same entry level position, they were trying to progress, but not enough positions around. Maybe this was because I am in a regional area, not sure though. Not for me.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on better overall support for your team and organise workload more efficiently - maybe hiring an extra team member?


  11. Good people. Trying hard. Delivering results.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people. Trying hard. Delivering results. Trying to improve culture. It's a machine. Churning out financial services and delivering shareholder value.

    Cons

    It's a machine. Churning out financial services and delivering shareholder value. Very structured. Sometimes inflexible.

    Advice to Management

    NAB needs subject matter experts as well as great general management/leaders. Balance these two.



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