Commonwealth Bank of Australia Employee Reviews about "large organisation"

Updated Jan 17, 2021

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Matt Comyn (no image)
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1,128 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, growth both vertically and horizontally(in 305 reviews)

  • "Flexible Working and excellent technical exposure(in 230 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of red tape because of the nature of the business(in 94 reviews)

  • "Large organisation that is getting more nimble(in 66 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Flexibility!

      Jan 17, 2021 - Manager in Sydney
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      Pros

      Committed staff Doing the right thing Integrity and Values

      Cons

      Large organisation that is getting more nimble

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great career opportunity

      Sep 22, 2020 - Network Operations Support in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing organisation that supports your banking career. I have been given the freedom to excel in my field and grow and develop my skills further. I have transitioned from a frontline role into a support role and CommBank has provided me the tools needed for success. There are a large number of pathways to choose from and leadership team are actively engaged in your career/personal development.

      Cons

      At times within a large organisation people can get lost. It is up to the individual to make sure that they stand out and look to further themselves. If they do not also seek this out it may mean they don't get to take advantage of the options available to them.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      Jan 14, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
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      Pros

      Flexible Working and excellent technical exposure

      Cons

      Large organisation so not easy to switch things around

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      An organisation who looks after you

      Jun 21, 2020 - Communications Manager in Sydney
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      Pros

      - Flexible work arrangements - Value-add work; clear connection to purpose - Surrounded by people who want to achieve a common goal - Good pay and staff benefits - Beautiful office locations/buildings - Speak up culture/constructive challenge encouraged - A large organisation with the opportunity to move around

      Cons

      - Hierarchical structure; top-heavy in management - A lot of change/rapid pace, with long hours at times - Sometimes it's who you know; and technically-skilled people can be promoted into people-leader roles - Can be an attitude of "that's how we've always done things around here" - Development can fall to the wayside if other priorities take over

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    5. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      Great employee benefits

      Oct 5, 2020 - Program Manager 
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      Pros

      good employee benefits, excellent recognition systems

      Cons

      slow moving, large organisation, difficult to promote

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      A good mix

      Nov 18, 2020 - Finance Manager 
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      Pros

      Flexible work arrangement, staff benefits

      Cons

      lower than average pay, very large organisation

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work and caters for part time working mums

      May 18, 2020 - Senior Business Analyst in Parramatta
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      Pros

      Flexible working arrangements e.g part time hrs, work from home. Many opportunities to move into different roles and teams as its a large organisation. Supports development with good internal courses and external.

      Cons

      some roles like this one require additional hours to complete work that are not paid however sometimes you get time in lieu off if its a lot of hours

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      Commonwealth Bank of Australia Response

      We’re glad to hear that you’ve enjoyed a variety of roles and good work-life balance over the last 10 years with us. Well done. We want to thank you for your hard work and wish you many more rewarding years and success at CommBank. All the best!

    8. 5.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Nice culture in the area I worked at TPP

      Apr 1, 2020 - Senior Test Analyst in Sydney
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      Pros

      It is a large organisation and there is potential to move into other areas of business

      Cons

      Funding can be difficult and lots of red tape, understandable as CBA has to abide by the regulators

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people to work with

      Aug 9, 2020 - Product Manager in Sydney
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      Pros

      People are excellent and good to work with.

      Cons

      Really large organisation - can be a bit bureaucratic at times.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Working in CBA

      Aug 1, 2020 - Business Analysis Manager in Sydney
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      Pros

      Large Organisation with strong leadership. Many departments to move around and grow. Good culture.

      Cons

      Long hours and often short staffed.

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      Commonwealth Bank of Australia Response

      We’re glad that you enjoyed your role and the opportunity to experience different departments here at CommBank. Good luck with your current and future roles and if you are on the lookout for a new opportunity, head to our Career site https://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/careers.html

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