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Westpac Group Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Absolutely no cons at all as the work/life balance is great (in 11 reviews)

  • Office politics does come into play in senior management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Treasury"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "good working experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Banking Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent working environment, great people

    Cons

    Australia is a long way away


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  5. "excellent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Technology Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements
    People are nice to work with

    Cons

    Location - Kogarah
    People treated like number, not people
    Doesn't have a safe culture - people are afraid to speak up
    Has a blame culture, no mentoring or guidance for people to grow
    Behind in their technology - has great plan but sucks at execution especially Cloud adoption

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Better of at one of the other Big 4 Banks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Work life flexibility / balance

    Cons

    - Too much dead wood, very rarely will someone be performance managed out
    - Staff abuse work flexibility
    - Bonuses are nothing special
    - Salaries are the lowest of the Big 4 banks
    - Too many layers of approval to get anything done
    - Main source of fixing problems is to create a project, projects are usually staffed by the same BA's doing just enough to get the next gig but not enough to successfully deliver
    - Heavy meeting culture, not uncommon to have a meeting about a previous meeting

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for


  10. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow and develop. Plenty of opportunity to move up in the organization. They ensure you have developments plans in place and that these are progressing throughout the year.

    Cons

    No cons. People are great, environment is great.


  11. "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a pretty good company with a lot of really good perks. Fantastic office, culture is ok.

    Cons

    If you want to make change to anything, it takes forever


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