Westpac Banking

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Westpac Banking Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Westpac Banking – Sydney – “Westpac Community Day”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 76 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Westpac Banking Managing Director and CEO Gail P. Kelly

Gail P. Kelly

(47 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work/Life Balance, really suited to people with families(in 17 reviews)

  • plenty of opportunities, large organisation(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No responsibility taken by senior management - finger is always pointed at others(in 7 reviews)

  • This is the domestic commercial bank for people who want work life balance(in 3 reviews)

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    Working at Westpac

    Accountant (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsGood work life balance, plenty of opportunities, great people and culture, since it's such a big company there are plenty of opportunities to move between different units enable to to broden your skills, experiences and network.

    Conscompany changes quite a lot due to many restructuring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsLot of opportunities to work on different projects.
    Good reputation and brand recognition in Australia.
    Excellent work place culture & work-life-balance.

    ConsThere is limited brand recognition outside Australia.
    It is a 'local' bank with no global presence, therefore there are very few opportunities to work overseas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great workplace and very engaged management

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsFlexible workplace that truly live it's value from the top

    ConsThe size of the place makes things take time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good employer

    Teller (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsGood benefits, growth opportunities and work environment

    ConsDifficult to change the departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Relationship Banker (Former Employee) Adelaide

    Proswell branded company, good colleague, ongoing training

    Constoo many old people working there for so many days and not willing to change. slow promotion.

    Advice to Senior Managementlet young players to be involved more as they are more efficient and quick learner.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good balance of competitive and flexible work life style

    IT Programmer Manager (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsWestpac has embraced flexible and diverse work practices which make it a great place for anybody to work hard and achieve their personal goals, within their corporate and personal lives.

    ConsIn many specialized areas the bulk of people are from outsourced providers which reduce the depth of experience one can gain and the opportunity for rapid advancement (again increase in salary as you are competing with a commodity workforce)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a good company to work for

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Sydney

    Pros- Great flexibility such as work from home etc.
    - Lots of internal opportunities but obviously will have to go through the normal job application process
    - Great employee benefits

    Cons- Pay scale bit low compared to other banks
    - Training opportunities depends on your manager
    - Pay rise not consistent across the divisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much politics at Senior Management level but I guess it is the norm in corporate world!!! Wish they would work together more for the company rather than building their own empire.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great opportunities for driven, motivated individuals

    Personal Banker (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsDevelopment focussed management and intelligent co-workers

    ConsLong hours are expected without compensation at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue providing opportunities for driven people to learn, grow and succeed

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Associate Network Engineer

    Network Engineer (Former Employee) Sydney

    ProsAmazing people, good exposure to IT

    ConsRestricting culture, bureaucracy, lack of IT focus

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    On balance - positive

    Manager (Former Employee) Sydney

    ProsOf all the organisations that I have worked for, Westpac has the best balance. Given it's size, there are pockets of good and bad leadership. The trick is to find the good.
    I was particularly proud of Westpac's commitment to the community and supporting diversity in the work place.

    ConsThere are way too many pockets of bad leadership and you need to be able to play the political game.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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