National Australia Bank Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 29 Oct 2019

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3.5
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  • "Good work life balance for most junior positions, but ramps up quickly as you gain tenure(in 11 reviews)

  • "Good working culture and nice working environment(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Over-reliant on small subset of good people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time

    Pros

    Culture Good work life balance for most junior positions, but ramps up quickly as you gain tenure. Salaries at or above market (CBA usually give you a title prior to adjusting your salary upwards, with NAB it’s concurrent)

    Cons

    Like any large corporate, slow to move KYC process Historical underinvestment in technology (e.g. next gen)

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  2. "Work life balance but boring"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Australia Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and various roles available

    Cons

    Work is rigid and boring sometimes. Expect you know everything during the interview but after onboard only need minor things to work on a daily basis. Bad "ignore" culture - inter-team communication and collaboration are awful.

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  3. "Salary review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is available

    Cons

    No assistance in professional development

  4. "Soft hearted compared to what you expect from a bank, but ultimately lacking commercial edge"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great employee benefits, work life balance, longevity etc. Enormous size means lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Has slid from #1 to #4 in the market due to indecisiveness and lacking a commercial edge on delivering and executing its strategies.

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  5. "Good start"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time

    Pros

    working (self-) responsible, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Every now and then quite chaotic when a new GM starts messing around.

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  6. "tech in nab"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at National Australia Bank full-time

    Pros

    supportive environment for family. good work life balance.

    Cons

    technical space, limited on ability to address problems quickly

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Reward System"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    *Diverse culture *Very positive about work/life balance

    Cons

    The Reward & Bonus system is horrendous. As your overall score has a whole of NAB component, you personally can perform well but still get an average score if the NAB Enterprise as a whole didn't hit its targets. To make matters worse, even if you did get a good score you then have to depend on the bank giving a decent multiple. EG: A score of 5A is the highest you can get and you would expect a bonus of approx 3 times the norm. However if the bank decides the multiple is 0.5 your bonus becomes 1.5 (3x0.5) the norm. And there have even been instances of the multiple being zero meaning a 5A performer gets 3 times 0, ie nothing. *If you enter the bank on low pay it will take you forever to get a decent wage as they generally only give wage increases in the form of % and not on the job you are doing. *Red tape. Takes forever to get anything done

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  8. "Best big bank"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Adviser 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of support from management, good benefits and work life balance, good emphasis on treating customer morally right

    Cons

    Strong emphasis on meeting KPIs, Minimal training compared to other banks prior to starting job which can be hard if had no prior banking experience

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  9. "Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Good working culture, work life balance.

    Cons

    poor IT system, low salary

  10. "Data Analyst"

    3.0
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at National Australia Bank

    Pros

    Decent culture and average pay. There is mostly a good work/life balance. The management seems to value my work enough.

    Cons

    Through redundancy, the team becomes smaller and the work is more intermittent as would be preferred. As a result, the culture does die off a bit, but still stays happy enough.

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