National Australia Bank
3.4 of 5 77 reviews
www.nab.com.au Melbourne, Australia 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 21, 2014

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Cameron A. Clyne

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68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work-life balance is available in many teams within the organization"
    in 12 reviews
  • "good work environment and pleasant people"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "could be lots of red-tape to follow the processes"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Technology constraints make it difficult to be agile as an organisation"
    in 6 reviews
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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsGreat place to work and on track to being #1
Management took the time to help. Hierarchy was not a barrier
Progressive atitude
Very focused even in a state of change

ConsIncomplete PMO processes cause unnecessary rework
Restructure not always the right answer
No day 1 induction process for contractors.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat company values and look forward to coming back.
Need to take the time to get get some of the fundamentals right.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Neutral. Poor culture currently

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National Australia Bank

ProsGood people in organisation but restructures seem to be taking away from culture and people.

ConsLeadership and strategy changing currently

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Good culture and work environment

Private Client Managerer (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat place to work and good benefits

ConsThere is not a great career progression.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more incentive for role shadowing and career progression

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Great place to work

Senior Analyst Programmer (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at National Australia Bank full-time for more than a year

ProsIT standards group
Agile practices
Cross departmental collaboration

ConsManagers get shuffled without real purpose ending up in roles not suited to them

Advice to Senior Managementpromote teamwork

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

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Heavy political environment, rife with incompetent offshore IT companies

Architecture Lead (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at National Australia Bank as a contractor for less than a year

ProsNone for a local contractor. Too much offshoring.

ConsIncompetent offshore IT, dislocated and politically-heavy management hierarchy, has direction but is wasting billions on poorly qualified but cheap offshore labour.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf your going to waste billions in IT, you should at least do it on local labour and resources.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Culture needs to improve

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at National Australia Bank

ProsLots of opportunity to do interesting and challenging work. Team is bright and professional.

ConsThere is a lack of team spirit. It sounds cliched, but there is a lot of us vs them feeling, accentuated in my team because it was split between melbourne and sydney.

Advice to Senior ManagementHollow marketing slogans is not going to get people motivated beyond the salary, need to really invest time and money in building the team vibe.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good intentions. Poor execution

Portfolio Risk Analyst (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPays relatively well. Surrounded by talented people who can help personal development.

ConsPoor leadership and obvious favouritism

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Direct Service Advisor (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Great culture, people, career progression opportunities

Cons- Workload can be tough at times

Advice to Senior Management- Refine career progression measures to assist in future development of employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worse company I've ever worked for, couldn't wait to get out!!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIt's a job, it comes with an income, you get free fruit each week, and you employee banking advantages.

ConsCompany seems to love politics, its about the bottom line, with a culture that processes matter more than people. Nothing seemingly can be done without paperwork. I've never worked for a company where morale was so low. Management seem to exist soley to take rewards away from employees which they have earned

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people on the floor, and get rid of some of your middle management, because they're a big part of the problem

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Glad to be out

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery few. New offices in Melbourne. Flexible work environment. Your experience will depend on the type of people who are managing you.

ConsIf you are looking for a company that cares about employee culture, then NAB is the wrong place for you. Constant restructures and an environment perfect for nurturing corporate psychopaths. There is zero care about the fallout to employees which can be personally catastrophic.

Advice to Senior ManagementWeed out the psychopaths and narcissists. Stop nurturing this type of culture.

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