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Westpac Group Reviews

Updated June 15, 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. "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Relationship Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice prople
    Really helpful to be an aggressive female

    Cons

    Snr mgmt in institutions bank is in disarray

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead wood in MD and GM rank


  3. "Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "It's an Australian Commercial Bank"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Developer ar Westpac"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities and benefits, very supportive and flexible, big on diversity and equality, good perks

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow to progress and change, old school management


  6. "I loved and miss working for Westpac"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Banking Representative in Cannon Hill (Australia)
    Former Employee - Banking Representative in Cannon Hill (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support with both career and health. I felt I could turn to any of the other team leaders for advice and there was a lot of,focus on career advancement.

    Cons

    I have honestly never been able to say a bad word about my time with Westpac. Brand ambassador for life here.


  7. "Finance manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the big four banks in Australia which offers a lot of opportunities and there are some truly amazing leaders working in that organisation.

    Cons

    A lot of offshoring which doesn't translate back into quality of work done. Also in some pockets of the group, the culture is not as desirable as one would hope.

    Advice to Management

    Management do need to think about the balance between cost and quality when formulating long term strategies


  8. "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and flexibility
    Excellent culture particularly for young women

    Cons

    Lots of old processes and broken processes


  9. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place and team I work with

    Cons

    I have nothing to comment on


  10. "Personal Banker Premium"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and people, very supportive company that is flexible with work and study. Excellent employee benefits too!

    Cons

    I suppose there could be more pros but I find it difficult to really think of many cons.


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