National Australia Bank

www.nab.com.au

National Australia Bank Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
142 Reviews
3.0
142 Reviews
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Cameron A. Clyne
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Emphasize work-life balance, relatively good staff benefit compare to other banks in HK (in 18 reviews)

  • Offers flexible working arrangements including working from home (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Bloated middle management layers; slow and centralized decision making; limited empowerment; chronically outdated IT (in 5 reviews)

  • Being large means there is a lot of red tape and often there no desire to improve processes (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at National Australia Bank part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working, strong leadership and coaching.
    I was provided lots of opportunities to learn and work in differnt business units. There are some really strong leaders there. Like most companies the line managers make a large difference.

    Cons

    Childcare spots
    Clearing the United Kingdom investment has adversely effected the group however new CEO appears ready to take action and work through this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with coaching culture. Offering more child minding services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Too much politics"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Associate in Melbourne

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible work hours
    -Opportunity to move up
    -Decent salary

    Cons

    -Too many people in management that are clueless
    -Too much progression from who you know rather than what you know
    -Not much of personal development at work unless self initiated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people who are great at sucking up. Promote more due to merit. Let staff have the opportunities to role shadow more frequently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    internet banking advisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay at this job

    Cons

    complaints were annoying from customers

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    So many restructures!!! Short termism and power plays currently rullng.

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

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Work / Life balance outside of sales roles.
    * Friendly people outside of middle management.

    Cons

    * Melbourne-centric.
    * Some middle management staff have little to no EQ / People Skills and don't care - but manage upwards so well that they stay in charge of their teams, even to the destruction of other people's careers.
    * IT needs an overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct multi-level skip interviews as some leaders are so brazenly two faced it's scary.

    Get IT fixed up before something blows up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I enjoyed my time at NAB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Credit Representative in North Sydney
    Former Employee - Customer Credit Representative in North Sydney

    I worked at National Australia Bank as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good long term employer with many benefits

    Cons

    * Poor internal systems
    * Managers that lack the experience
    * Poor organisational planning
    * Lack of incentives to do well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Place front-line managers into training for further development to become people managers
    * Upgrade systems
    * Improve information flow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Flexible working hrs, and work station

    Cons

    Lack of team work and management guidance
    No many systems to work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Mixed range of project work

    Cons

    The lack of strong leadership

  9.  

    Don't work for NAB if you aren't prepared to sell their product at every opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Good team-focused environment and work-life balance

    Cons

    Too focused on selling their product to customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great atmosphere and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reconciliation Analyst in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Reconciliation Analyst in Melbourne

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    they provide fresh fruit everyday, they have mentor programme and buddy programme to help to network and grow within the company.

    Cons

    company culture was great but you need to be lucky with the managers. not all are very open minded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase transparency and promote personal development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Graduate in Melbourne

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, nice office and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Poor training, very political and the work isn't very rewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with a bit more respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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