Commonwealth Bank of Australia Employee Reviews about "red tape"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Matt Comyn (no image)
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1,284 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, more than 3 years

      Great work life balance and overall work

      Jan 19, 2021 - Software Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, growth both vertically and horizontally

      Cons

      A lot of red tape to deal with

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Jan 18, 2021 - Specialist Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work life balance, work with talented people

      Cons

      Lots of red tape, slow pace

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Okay

      Jan 16, 2021 - Executive Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Market leading in a few spaces

      Cons

      Way too much fat and red tape, makes it hard to get things done

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A good tech employer

      Dec 5, 2020 - Executive Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities, Flexibility, Conditions, Nice Office

      Cons

      Leadership churn, excessive red tape

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Get things done

      Nov 5, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Collaboration, getting things done, quick pace, work place and benefits

      Cons

      Red tape, pay is below average

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice company

      Nov 18, 2020 - Automation Lead in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment and good pay

      Cons

      Lots of red tape and hierarchical

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company that looks after it's staff

      Nov 15, 2020 - Data Architect in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of interesting projects. Working with some very smart people. Career and develop opportunities. Management genuinely care about staff. Flexible work arrangements. Awesome work life balance.

      Cons

      Not always paying the best market salary... You have to really drive your own career path. A lot of red tape and governance (which is not entirely a bad thing, but sometimes cumbersome and overcautious and overkill)

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall great, but making positive change is difficult

      Nov 3, 2020 - Talent Acquisition Partner in Brisbane
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility is great so good work life balance Supportive leadership and feel comfortable bringing things up with manager Treated like adults and not micromanaged - trusted to do our jobs

      Cons

      A lot of red tape Difficult to make changes because hard to understand who "owns" different processes Lack of connection between head office processes and reality

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to work

      Aug 22, 2020 - Manager, Customer Insights in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good company culture Good work life balance

      Cons

      Red tape, bureaucracy, politics at senior management level

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Too much red tape

      Aug 9, 2020 - Head of Partnerships in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Used to be a great place to work with a real CAN do attitude

      Cons

      Too many chiefs - pretend to want to know but in reality don't care Cannot make a decision Terrified of risk therefore overwhelming internal red-tape

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