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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reviews

Updated 15 December 2018
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Pros
  • "I also take full advantage of the work/life balance offered here to support my volunteering commitments with full backing from managers" (in 163 reviews)

  • "Amazing flexible working and work life balance" (in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have run into some red tape within the organisation that has halted work on projects (although it was finished with approvals)" (in 58 reviews)

  • "Politics as expected within large organisation" (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Specialist part time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Seevice Specialist in Wonthaggi
    Current Employee - Customer Seevice Specialist in Wonthaggi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company perks and career progression

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons


  2. "Commonwealth bank review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Risk Management in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Risk Management in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great friendly team baeed culture

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, significant frustrations from legacy systems, structures and process. Heavy regulatory compliance burden

  3. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive Culture & Exciting work

    Cons

    I really enjoy working at CommBank


  4. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Development opportunities, Flexi Hours, deal flow

    Cons

    Low Credit Appetite, not as aggressive as other major banks


  5. "Talent Acquisition Partner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues and great work life balance

    Cons

    Hard to move internally into new roles


  6. "Commonwealth bank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    great culture, excellent people, awesome

    Cons

    not enough experience people in the field


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a great place right now"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work flexibility and equality

    Cons

    Promotions do not result in pay rises, management focussed on op risk but not willing to spend to fix it

    Advice to Management

    Stop sacrificing long term profitability for short term dividend payouts.

  8. "inclusive culture, innovations are encouraged"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    great office location, open and confortable working environment,

    Cons

    lots of time crossing different meetings


  9. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great salary
    - Flexible working

    Cons

    - High volume of calls
    - Stressful at times e.g customers, KPIs


  10. "Great organisation to work for"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance and flexibility, competitive salary when compared to other large organisations for like roles. Opportunities to support charities and do volunteer work are plentiful, and are supported by management. Good equality - people are hired based on merit.

    Cons

    Nothing happens quickly, red tape and numerous teams to engage for any requested change slows things down.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!