Westpac Group Reviews

Updated 8 May 2021

To filter reviews, or .
3.9
81%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
Westpac Group Managing Director and CEO Brian Hartzer (no image)
Brian Hartzer
555 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Too much red tape hard to get things done quickly(in 39 reviews)

  • "Senior Management needs to be evluated(in 28 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. "Lots of politics. Pay is low."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Bnaker in Burwood, New South Wales, New South Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great chance to start banking and move up

    Cons

    Low pay intoxicated people. Politics

    Continue reading
  2. "Great place to work and retire in"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mobile Product Designer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    • Great work culture • People are very sociable • Flexible working arrangements • Great support people leaders • Work perks are awesome • Full autonomy with work (no micromanagement) • Transparent work ethic

    Cons

    • Too much red tape • Division of thinking vs doing between senior management • Conflict of personal interest with what is actually required or merit • Growth is very stagnant -- fairly non-existent • They have a program called Motivate. It's the most un-motivating experience ever. Achieves nothing in reality. Just for a bonus, not career growth. • People have the tendency of throwing each other under the bus rather than staying united (too much on the face value) • Not very accepting of people who push against the status quo • Too many levels of sign-offs for simple decisions • Too many meetings with no real outcomes

    Continue reading

  3. "Nepotism is highly regarded"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Banker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, access to discounts, flexible working environment, good co-workers

    Cons

    Repetitive work, over emphasis on sales targets, no meaningful impact. Huge emphasis on who you know will be highly regarded in getting a promotion or moving 'up'. As a university student, there's not a lot of room to grow in branch land and it's a career path more suited for the stable working class.

    Continue reading
  4. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, good culture and people.

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder.

    Continue reading
  5. "Risk and Compliance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reasonable focus on well-being A good place to cut your teeth and learn a lot if you're prepared to get involved

    Cons

    Big transformation going on, a lot of stress Decisions take a long time due to the scale of stakeholders and who needs to be involved Very conservative in allowing staff to come back into the office post-COVID compared to other companies

  6. "Great employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very supportive management, great pay, work from home flexibility.

    Cons

    None. Very happy with the recruitment process as well.

  7. "Good environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service 

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Helpful colleagues in working environment

    Cons

    Not that I can think of

  8. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor 

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    benefits of big four are good

    Cons

    culture is not aligned correctly

  9. "Good company overall"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service 

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Very good culture and nice colleague

    Cons

    Not enough communication between different business units

  10. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Risk Management 

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Positive workplace and nice people

    Cons

    Large organisation with some bureaucracy issues

Viewing 1 - 10 of 1,421 Reviews

Popular Careers with Westpac Group Job Seekers

Personal Banking Advisor
Learn About the Job
JobsSalariesInterviews
Customer Service Representative
Learn About the Job
Assistant Relationship Manager
Learn About the Job

Work at Westpac Group? Share Your Experiences

Westpac Group logo
or