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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  1. "Get ready to become an Aussie"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small office, so you know so much about everyone (good or bad?)

    Cons

    The Aussie way of life, H.O. have a worls away so things get done at a snails pace


  2. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    Great people and salary.
    Lovely place to work.

    Cons

    Long hours, but not too bad.

  3. "Excellent growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Relieving Manager
    Current Employee - Relieving Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been employed at CBA for 5 years, I joined as teller and in the past 5 years have been able to move to a manager role within the branch network. The bank has been very supportive of my career goals in that time and I have had plenty of coaching and training to allow me to succeed.

    Cons

    Not a lot of flexibility in the branch network for managers eg. no laptop, no mobile, no remote email access so I am abit nervous as to how my managerial role will look when I start my family next uear.

    Advice to Management

    Manager level staff need access laptops and mobiles in the event that they need to work flexibly.


  4. "My best career experience to date"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Executive Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    True to it's vision. Genuine care for staff and customers. Mistakes made in the past are really forcing the organisation to reflect and adapt and I can see a tangible demonstration of that from the top down. I love coming to work every day.

    Cons

    We're developing a fantastic culture. The benchmark of expectation is clear, some areas are smashing through the benchmark and raising the bar others are still finding their feet. Do your research before joining.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia Response

    Dec 11, 2017 – Commonwealth Bank

    Thanks for your post and acknowledgement of our culture. We work hard to build a great culture every day. We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Have a great day!


  5. "Collector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia part-time

    Pros

    Good people and culture, many opportunities

    Cons

    calls are constant, low break times


  6. "Work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The organisation provides good work life balance for young employees which is fantastic.

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit more


  7. "Direct and oversee all forms of research, mostly academic research."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    Looking for an avenue to utilize my educational training and experience and also to contribute my quota towards the advancement of the organization with the overall aim of adding value to the organization and human kind at large.

    Cons

    New challenges from expert and pressure to meet my task, along with new environment will definitely be unavoidable but am well built up and well prepared to handle the situation if the opportunity is given to me.

    Advice to Management

    Threat are basically unavoidable in business; so i therefore admonished the management to develop a strategies in to combat these threats.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Overall Good Organisation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    Since it is a big organisation so plenty of opportunities to grow, great work-life balance, decent value system

    Cons

    Biased recruitment system, may be a thing across all the corporates. Brits are hiring Brits, Asians are hiring Asians.

    Advice to Management

    Internal recruitment system is the worst I have ever seen, Internal candidates got rejected even without a telephonic discussion and even if they have far stronger profile than the selected candidates.


  9. "Department Head"

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    Former Employee - Head of in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Head of in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, passionate people wanting to get things done

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership, just below executive level, being rotated though the organization and making changes without knowing the business.

    No accountability for actions. Pushing execution to Head of level to tick a box for senior leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Starting making people accountable for the actions - there needs to be ramifications. Practice what you preach.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, people and working environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people you will work with are outstanding - they're true professionals and believe in what they're doing

    Cons

    As with any financial services, hierarchical organization, bureaucracy can get in the way, despite best intentions to

    Advice to Management

    Make bold decisions to sweepingly remove waste and eliminate low value, time consuming endeavors


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