Suncorp Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Suncorp CEO and Director Patrick Snowball
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, amazing work/life balance and ideal location (in 10 reviews)

  • I thought that the work environment was great and as a whole, management worked hard to promote a fair workplace and to achieve good work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Good performance get no distinction in terms of pay rise (in 2 reviews)

  • Introduction of Agile into business areas were lacking and in turn meant the IT department were doing a lot of training and coaching for it (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Bright teams and leadership but too much internal competition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planning Manager in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Planning Manager in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at Suncorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The group puts bright people into leadership roles and there's opportunity to move within the business to gain experience and progress your career. Generally there is a pragmatic approach to getting on with the job and adapting to change.

    Cons

    With extreme cost focus post-GFC & post-mergers there was way too much internal competition for roles and politics tended to prevail in appointments.

  2. iteration manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Iteration Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Iteration Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to progress your career here

    Cons

    Hours worked exceed the salary paid

    Advice to Management

    Pay high talent market value

  3. Great place to achieve Agile experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Suncorp full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Agile approach driven and measured encouraging employees to practice it
    Great people to work with both onshore and offshore
    Work life balance supported

    Cons

    Low salary compared to competitors
    Lots of changes in management meant resetting performance expectations and proving yourself gets tiring

    Advice to Management

    Provide better incentives and recognition programs regularly not just at key times of the year

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  5. Good professional experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Suncorp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Within the IT division good exposure to large scale projects. Opportunities to work with experienced professional staff. Ambitious goals and significant investment occuring

    Cons

    Company formed through mergers. Conservative (insurance and banking). The company was and im told is still on a mission to harness company integration due to mergers and acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the outcomes from off-shoring and outsourcing wisely but evaluate and consolidate the value of brands and divisions

  6. A really great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Projects in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Strategic Projects in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Suncorp has a great corporate culture, one of no mucking about, everyone just gets on with their job. There's little political mucking about, or false processes and procedures. Action is valued. The organisation also genuinely respects people's lives outside of the workplace with a very healthy work life balance at all levels

    Cons

    Actually a hard one to answer. The biggest challenge is the geographic dispersement of the organisation across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne meaning colleagues, leaders and staff are often in different locations. So face to face contact and spontaneous hall way conversations can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    More VC and webcam facilities - each meeting room should have either.

  7. Customer and employee focussed organisation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work practices
    Great leaders and clear vision and strategy
    Great technology
    Opportunity to travel
    Real work/life balance
    Benefits and staff discounts on products

    Cons

    Salary is a little lower than some similar organisations
    Longer hours in peak times can be required

    Advice to Management

    Still some duplication across the Group evident from previous merges. Some further work needs to be done to streamline some internal process/services.

  8. Good conditions and pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Consultant in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Consultant in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This felt like my first "real" job. Good team culture, conditions and training. When I first started my work as a call centre consultant, they even had music on while we worked! Inital hiring and training was very thourough.

    Cons

    Can't really think if any, other staff were distant at times. We were always having team activities and events. This could be regarded by so e as frivolous. I did not get a proper explanation of the bonus structure before the assessment of the bonus was due.

    Advice to Management

    Been out of touch with company since 2010, so cannot comment.

  9. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Advisor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Risk Advisor in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance, flexible arrangements, high level of exposure

    Cons

    Headquartered in Brisbane, restricted to the Australian/NZ market

    Advice to Management

    General Insurance is capped and probably can't get bigger. Need to sell more to same people or expand into new markets.

  10. Re-inventing itself and succeeding

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

    I have been working at Suncorp (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Areas I worked in were energetic and developing an agile culture and value system. Some excellent project managers who really see their role as to support the team rather than harass and control.

    Cons

    Different areas of the business at different places of the transformation which can cause friction between business groups. Some new initiatives focus too much on cost rather than value. If its cheaper but we don't bring in business it it really a win?

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote cultural transformation. Support and promote the people doing it right. Don't sacrifice value for cost. Strategy needs to be based on the big picture not short term savings.

  11. Great company, amazing people and good work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Suncorp part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great career development opportunities due to variety of jobs, flexible working arrangements and good work life balance

    Cons

    not many, probably as in any big company you can't avoid politics, change seems to be constant and you have to adapt quickly

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