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The Sydney Bowl
2 months ago
Hi all, does anyone work for one of the bank/consulting firm who may be able to refer or connect me to Hiring Managers for a Business Analyst position? 2+ years of experience in banks and Big 4 consulting as a BA. Thanks Deloitte Accenture PwC Commonwealth Bank Westpac ANZ Bank
10 months ago
Melbourne, Aus. Company isn’t honouring original offer due to economic situation. Was due to start as a grad in a few weeks in tech consulting. Background is business grad but have been looking for tech roles. Any referrals or job openings people can refer me to? (Small companies are welcome too). I have power bi internship experience too but open to anything. Commonwealth Bank Suncorp Group National Australia Bank ANZ Bank Westpac DXC Technology Macquarie Group Canva Optus Telstra Accenture
Jobs in Finance
a year ago
Has anybody in banking successfully made the move from EU (so not UK) to Australia? I have 4 years experience in Quant roles in banking in large Nordic banks which do not have offices there. Would be interested to hear a few stories of how people got their employer sponsored visa. Keen to stay in banking but also open to other fields. Commonwealth Bank ANZ Bank National Australia Bank Westpac Bank of Queensland Westpac Macquarie Group Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited Bankwest
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- "Good work life balance and good for people with young kids" (in 250 reviews)
- "Used to be a lovely place to work with a good culture but not anymore." (in 225 reviews)
- "People were great and the hybrid working was nice." (in 213 reviews)
- "The team is great and really helpful." (in 93 reviews)
- "Good benefits and wide range of opportunities" (in 89 reviews)
- "Poor management and multiple restructures within a year in some divisions which can be quite demotivating" (in 84 reviews)
- "Bureacracy and too many managers" (in 44 reviews)
- "Long hours that you don't get warned of" (in 42 reviews)
- "unprofessional during onboarding process Incomplete WFH equipment No career progression" (in 39 reviews)
- "Poor leadership with strategy chopping and changing every few months." (in 35 reviews)
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- 1.0Nov 2, 2023Settlement OfficerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearAdelaide
Somewhat flexible work hours Benefits program, although I've yet to use any of the benefits in 16 months here
Bullied/belittled by more senior staff on the team, often in front of Team Leaders with no response, for reasons such as asking simple questions within the first few weeks on the job etc. The company doesn't value low-level employees Pay is low Working within the company seems to provide no real benefit when applying for internal jobs. They will try to throw you off with unusual and complicated behavioural questions, if you can't come up with a good answer on the spot you won't get the job despite experience + qualifications + tenure. Some people have been in settlements team for 26+ years. Very depressing. Seems no career progression whatsoever. Had to advise management of ALL annual leave for the next 12 months recently, with about a week's notice, so they could plan more efficiently, as one indication of how little they value their employees. No assistance to progress career whatsoever.
- 2.0Nov 28, 2023Digital Product OwnerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSydney
It’s a good place to work with good flexible wfh and even remote working option.
Moral is low for a long time now thanks to too many restructures and more on the horizon meaning no job security.
- 5.0Nov 27, 2023AnalystCurrent Employee
Working at Westpac provides a strong emphasis on work-life balance, excellent management, and ample opportunities for professional development.
Cons at Westpac may include below-market pay and a technological lag compared to other banks in the industry.
- 2.0Aug 23, 2023Senior Business AnalystFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSydney
Good base pay, large company with good perks. Banking benefits for life, including fee free credit cards. Very flexible working from policy. No forced mandatory days in the office.
Many people in leadership positions aren’t talented or inspiring to the wider teams. The bank is continuously in trouble with the regulator. Projects and operational processes are not managed correctly. Projects are not delivered in an agile way (although they will tell you they are). Too many middlemen between business and tech delivery affecting quality of requirements and project delivery. Quite a toxic place to work if you’re not one of the favorites, despite your contribution. Base pay is good, but they’re very tight with bonus and other recognition payments. Don’t expect to get anywhere near the bonus they quote in your contract.5
- 1.0Sep 10, 2023Data ScientistCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSydney
From the outside Westpac seems like a great brand There are some very good people at Westpac but very few The Grad program is reasonable, you get to see a mix of teams across the Group and decide where you want to end up
I worked for a Korean dictator male chauvinist pig. He would openly say that he hates all Gen X and Gen Z, openly admit he wouldn't be interested in hiring women because then he has to pay them to take mat leave. The list goes on and on. This is the type of senior leaders I have come across at Westpac. Multiple examples of age and gender discrimination. Very difficult to move internally without your people leader allowing you to apply for another role, if you want to move you will most likely be blocked. it is not impossible but most leaders at Westpac are immature and cannot handle the thought that people in the team might wanting to grow into other roles. The work is extremely boring and depends on what political position the team is trying to demonstrate. Not a lot of people interested in the impact or outcome for stakeholders or customer, majority of Westpac's leaders are interested in making it 'seem' like a good story for their own professional journey, even if it cost shareholders.1
- 4.0Nov 23, 2023AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSingapore
Management encourages and supports good initiatives. Good work life balance.
Medium wage. Slow progression/career advancement.
- 5.0Nov 19, 2023Customer Service RepresentativeFormer Employee
Learn a lot about the banking industry and lots of career opportunities
Other consultants less caring which results in a lot of double handling
- 1.0Nov 18, 2023Executive Manager Risk and ControlsCurrent Employee
Some good people to work with.
Management cares little for employees or their circumstances and are more concerned about metrics on a dashboard which, even if you do exceed, still can result in them deciding to drop you with no context.
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Westpac Group has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 3,419 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at Westpac Group to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.
71% of Westpac Group employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Westpac Group 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.