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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. "amazing"

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

    Pros

    good salary and good work environment

    Cons

    stress and time consuming. requires a lot of effort

    Advice to Management

    acknowledge lower levels


  2. "Pretty good bank to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Planner
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Planner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Better base than other banks

    Cons

    Cut throat environment
    Constant change in policies & systems
    poor support for advisors

    Advice to Management

    Make changes more gradual


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts in Concord (Australia)
    Former Employee - Accounts in Concord (Australia)

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible with time off and shift times. Good for long term employment

    Cons

    No real career progression and difficult to achieve recognition of high performance. Technology is dated


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  5. "Westpac"

    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 Employer and excellent culture

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. "Good work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have freedom and flexibility to do your work without micromangement.

    Cons

    Groupings like they are still in the hunting era of humankind

    Advice to Management

    Stop the nonsense about the "herding" mentality just cause the people were formerly from the same workplace as it makes the other staff feel like they are not important.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westpac Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers, Easy work, okay pay

    Cons

    Technical issues with device & systems.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Relationship Banker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, supporting management (mostly). Big organization and has lots of career opportunities. Work life balance is mostly good with a few exceptions.

    Cons

    Some systems are outdated and probably need a change. Mediocrities are well accepted with in the organization. Focus should be on process and system improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Focus should be on both systems and people. Some improvement methodologies need to be better thought about. Change managemt can be handled better at times.


  9. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Premium Personal Banker in Charlestown (Australia)
    Former Employee - Premium Personal Banker in Charlestown (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westpac Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company and people will recognise your success and reward you. They always promote within and help you achieve your goals.

    Cons

    Some targets can be unrealistic. Changes needed to be made due to surrounding competition and unfair expectations. In the end changes were made however I had left before being about to see the full extent.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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

    Pros

    Big focus on work-life balance and diversity. Good deal flow.

    Cons

    Very very conservative risk appetite. Lip service to innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Need significantly better alignment between risk appetite and return expectations. Multi-brand strategy only works if coordinated well, which it currently is not.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Director, WIB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working actively encouraged and supported. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salary lower than market. No transparent salary ranges published for job roles at different levels. Lack of career progression for people not located in Sydney. WIB still a very traditional male-dominated business.

    Advice to Management

    Need more senior roles based in Melbourne. Need more women, people of colour, LGBTI people in senior roles.


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