National Australia Bank

www.nab.com.au

National Australia Bank Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
142 Reviews
3.0
142 Reviews
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Cameron A. Clyne
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Emphasize work-life balance, relatively good staff benefit compare to other banks in HK (in 18 reviews)

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


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  • Bloated middle management layers; slow and centralized decision making; limited empowerment; chronically outdated IT (in 5 reviews)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

    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.  

    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is good

    Cons

    Very slow to execute. Poor ability to serve clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5. 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 a 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

  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Worked in Portfolio Solutions and Analytics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Great team, great management, normal hours.

    Cons

    No real cons, good employer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe a bit more external training, however, the internal training is great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Too much politics"

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

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible work hours
    -Opportunity to move up
    -Decent salary

    Cons

    -Too many people in management that are clueless
    -Too much progression from who you know rather than what you know
    -Not much of personal development at work unless self initiated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people who are great at sucking up. Promote more due to merit. Let staff have the opportunities to role shadow more frequently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    internet banking advisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good pay at this job

    Cons

    complaints were annoying from customers

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    So many restructures!!! Short termism and power plays currently rullng.

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    * Work / Life balance outside of sales roles.
    * Friendly people outside of middle management.

    Cons

    * Melbourne-centric.
    * Some middle management staff have little to no EQ / People Skills and don't care - but manage upwards so well that they stay in charge of their teams, even to the destruction of other people's careers.
    * IT needs an overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct multi-level skip interviews as some leaders are so brazenly two faced it's scary.

    Get IT fixed up before something blows up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I enjoyed my time at NAB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Credit Representative in North Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Credit Representative in North Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at National Australia Bank as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good long term employer with many benefits

    Cons

    * Poor internal systems
    * Managers that lack the experience
    * Poor organisational planning
    * Lack of incentives to do well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Place front-line managers into training for further development to become people managers
    * Upgrade systems
    * Improve information flow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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