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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reviews

Updated 15 Aug 2019

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Matt Comyn
314 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "CBA has a great culture"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility and people (that turn into life long friends)

    Cons

    Office politics and in some business units, there is a rapid increase on hiring externals rather than developing talent and promoting internal staff, this minimises some career opportunities for staff

    Advice to Management

    Develop internal talent and promote managerial positions within the group

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-08-15
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    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance in parts of organisation

    Cons

    Less focus on people recently, poor pay

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-08-15
  3. "Great culture and lots of opportunities to develop your career"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You are working with really talented people who you can learn a lot from . There are many opportunities to get involved in projects outside of your usual scope, so plenty of opportunity to be challenged and grow. The work culture is really flexible and you are given plenty of autonomy.

    Cons

    As with most large companies there are a lot of processes and red tape.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-08-13
  4. "Challenging at first bu rewarding in the end"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Career development really picks up around the 1 year tenure mark. - A lot of banking knowledge is gained. - Corporate environment means corporate events. - Staff bonuses on products and loans.

    Cons

    - Dealing with customer's and money can be challenging if customer's are unhappy. - Can be quite a full on job. - Will be a difficult role for those who have high stress levels and cannot tolerate unhappy customer's.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-08-13
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture and management

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-08-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Risk Advisor in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and flexible working environment

    Cons

    Currently in cost cutting environment (like the rest of financial services industry)

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-08-06
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits, Brand name, Location, facilities

    Cons

    Politics depending on which team you’re in

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-08-09
  8. Helpful (2)

    "CBA"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good future career opportunities within the group

    Cons

    Relatively lower remuneration compared to OFIs

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-08-01
  9. "Great flexibility, but a little bureaucratic and average pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance Interesting work

    Cons

    A little bureaucratic Average pay Not a lot of progression opportunities

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-08-08
  10. "Great place to set up a long term career"

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Offers great flexibility, work from home - Good team culture - Long term career opportunities - Good facilities/ Office set up - Good banking benefits, discounted products - 3 months Paid Parental Leave for primary carer

    Cons

    Internal systems can be convoluted and difficult to navigate at times.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-08-07
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