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Westpac Group Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • Absolutely no cons at all as the work/life balance is great (in 12 reviews)

  • Office politics does come into play in senior management (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Driven and smart employees.

    Cons

    No cons for this organization


  2. "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Collaboration with other collegues and their pets.

    Cons

    At top of 50 storey building with no lift

    Advice to Management

    Get a lift or carry me up the stairs

  3. "Very good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Diversity and Challenging

    Cons

    IT office locations are outside central business areas.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more job sharing and advancement opportunities. Many people have worked there for a long time and simply don't move around to experience other areas.


  4. "Great place to get some large corporate experience"

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

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    - Extremely flexible working arrangements and work life balance
    - Big challenges to tackle with change/project management
    - Large budgets for projects that do get funded

    Cons

    - Understandably a bit of bureaucracy
    - Velocity of change is therefore a bit slow
    - Large number of people who have been there are a while (20+ years) are resistant to change
    - Very poor IT however this is being heavily invested in

    Advice to Management

    Try


  5. "good working experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westpac Group part-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, good people

    Cons

    too many one to one meeting with higher authorities


  6. "Banking Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent working environment, great people

    Cons

    Australia is a long way away


  7. "excellent place to work"

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

    Pros

    friendly environment. good training always changing environment

    Cons

    not much growth option. you may end up is same role for long time

  8. "Treasury"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent culture and working atmosphere, nice people to work with. Company strongly believe in diversity and flexibility. Top management provide clear aims and direction.

    Cons

    NY branch size kept to minimal, lack of expansion. All function operation from overseas. Not a lot of room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Given the current market situation is not very favorable with overly competitive condition, with the right mix of talents and a clear strategy, the objectives are achievable.


  9. "Westpac Sydney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People orientated culture. Competitive entry salaries. Long-term employees provide base level of experience and knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Poor technology and infrastructure. Poor pay increases once already established in the bank. Can be quite silo'd.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, look forward to getting into work everyday

    Cons

    Strategy iffy. Things change very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication of strategy is required


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