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Westpac Group Reviews

Updated May 22, 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"

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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.


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Designer"

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    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


  8. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to different business units

    Cons

    Need to define roles and responsibilities of the department better to reduce redundancies in work scope


  9. "It's an Australian Commercial Bank"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the area you work in, there's lots of opportunity to get exposure to a range of products and functions across the bank. Reasonable work life balance. The maternity and working arrangements are very generous if you're a younger woman starting a family.

    Cons

    As a few other people have mentioned, it can be ridiculously bureaucratic. Decision making is a long, protracted process, which seems to be an attempt at avoiding responsibility by mutualising everything. Information hoarding and "managing up" are common.

    Advice to Management

    Give staff their autonomy, but make them accountable for their decisions.


  10. "Leading AU bank"

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    Former Employee - Relationship Director in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Relationship Director in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    amazing workplace, dynamic, responds to industry and regulatory trends quickly

    Cons

    lack strong management disciplines, under pressure due to small players

    Advice to Management

    hire the best mgmt talent


  11. "Senior Manager"

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

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Interesting policy work, level of influence and ability to engage in matters that have a national impact, travel, social impact and sustainability purpose

    Cons

    lack of strategy, leadership gap / vacuum - long periods without active and long term leadership of staff and development opportunities, poor performing colleagues

    Advice to Management

    better focus on career development, team leadership and reduce tolerance of poor performance, reduce politicisation of workplace


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