National Australia Bank Reviews

Updated September 1, 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
    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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

    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

    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.


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    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

    Pros

    Great Money, fun people, alright place to work

    Cons

    Working in the Collections Department

    Advice to Management

    Have more Tech ready


  8. Work life balance is great

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    Current Employee - Operational Risk Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Operational Risk Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great and ability to work on a flexible schedule. Not micro managing occurs if you do your job

    Cons

    Less investment in the region and hence quality staff not always hired. Inefficiencies in the systems and processes are evident which make day to day functions frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Making people more accountable


  9. Used to have good work life balance, but then came the bell curve

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nabs work life balance (depending on manager and team of course) was really good when i first joined the team. however, as management changed work load significantly increased. depending on the business unit you are under, it will significantly vary.

    Cons

    because its a big bank, the amount of time required to learn or master your role takes along time. There is no proactive development unless middle management have a keen eye on you. Moreover, the chances of learning end to end is limited as a result of size as you only engage in parts of projects.

    Advice to Management

    Exercise less levels of hierarchy and bureaucratic red tape. it significantly demotivates staff. moreover, take away the peer to peer benchmarking. Creates an atmosphere of competitiveness and less team cohesion. Especially within the group functions


  10. Great company to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coaching is outstanding and the Store Manager I had was very down to earth and caring and was generally interested in you progressing.

    Cons

    Trying to meet KPI'S

    Advice to Management

    Better pay.


  11. Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been with NAB over 20 years and have rarely thought about moving. The organisation is focused on it's staff and it's customers. Large range of opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Large company issues like areas of demarcation and so much outsourcing of key functions have left the bank exposed to third party problems. ie these third parties are now off shoring functions and training issues are affecting us.

    Advice to Management

    outsourcing or off-shoring is not always the best answer, staff are tired of it.



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