Compare Commonwealth Bank of Australia vs first direct BETA

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Employee Ratings

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • first direct scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2137 reviews)
Commonwealth Bank of Australia employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 67 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Commonwealth Bank of Australia employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
first direct employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Commonwealth Bank of Australia employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Commonwealth Bank of Australia employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Commonwealth Bank of Australia employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ceo Matt Comyn
93%
93%Matt Comyn
Commonwealth Bank of Australia employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
first direct Ceo Joseph Gordon
82%
82%Joseph Gordon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Commonwealth Bank of Australia employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 19% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Commonwealth Bank of Australia employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
55%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at first direct.
  • "Red tape" was the most mentioned Con at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
  • "Call centre" was the most mentioned Con at first direct.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 272 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 207 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 6 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Red tape"(in 85 reviews)
"Large organisation"(in 60 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 3 reviews)
"Unsociable hours"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review
"--"23 Oct 2020

Current Employee - Financial Assist Specialist

I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

Pros

The staffs are very cooperative and helpful. Very nice place to work.

Cons

Can not think of this.

"Don’t bother"14 Oct 2020

Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

I worked at first direct full-time for more than a year

Pros

Moneys decent after a year or two working there

Cons

Two faced office environment, feels like slave labour to take calls constant, if your a minute over your break or go to the toilet your will get pulled up

Advice to Management

Relax, your nothing outside of work

Job Postings

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has 343 more recently posted open jobs than first direct.