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Westpac Group Reviews

Updated 22 November 2017
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  • Absolutely no cons at all as the work/life balance is great (in 12 reviews)

  • Office politics does come into play in senior management (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Teller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Westpac Group part-time

    Pros

    Good management team, good working environment, good career development

    Cons

    Cranky customer, stay back for balance


  2. "Senior manage partner marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people with outstanding vision

    Cons

    Unfortunately with 40k staff there's a oversight to how much isolation can happen. Fir first timers and new starters it's a massive overwhelming feeling to get around and get things does. Just take your time

    Advice to Management

    Set you expectations correctly to match people's tenure.


  3. "Technical Lead"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Sydney
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for !

    Cons

    Too many processes like any other big financial firm which makes things tedious especially from IT implementation perspective


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  5. "Bank Manager"

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    Current Employee - Bank Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Bank Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. Customer centric. Managing diverse team.
    Sales vs. Service

    Cons

    Unfair scorecard structure. Changed year end

    Advice to Management

    Reward those deserving and you cannot replace experienced staff.


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    "Associate Architect in Solutions Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Associate Architect In Solutions Consulting in Sydney
    Current Employee - Associate Architect In Solutions Consulting in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's an amazing role to be working in - no two days are similar plus team is great!

    Cons

    You need exceptional communication and time management skills


  7. "Par for a Big 4"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    Genuine interest in customers, innovation and doing the right thing.
    Is making significant headway in transforming itself into a true 'service' company
    Has a fantastic range of benefits or 'work perks' for employees, including discounts across healthcare, utilities, shopping and other.

    Cons

    Still very bureaucratic in processes, procedures and structure
    Does not pay market rate - still believes in the "loyalty discount"


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Slow and lacking in innovation"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can get away with not doing much work if you want to.
    Good location.
    A desire to provide equality in the workplace.

    Cons

    Lack of integration between departments.
    Lots of closed minded middle managers who have become entrenched in the organisation for decades. This resulted in some appalling, defensive behaviours.
    Duplication of systems, work and processes across the brands (very inefficient and unrewarding to make changes) .
    So many manual and error prone processes.
    Focus on cost cutting rather than innovation.
    Difficult to make changes and improvements.
    Terrible outsourcing model results in poor quality resources filling roles they are not capable of fulfilling (e.g. system developers who can't program).
    Unfortunately the equality approach that results in promotion based on diversity, rather than capability.


  9. "Good place, but complex"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time

    Pros

    High level of corporate responsibility, generally friendly and professional people. Good workplace flexibility in terms of where and when.

    Cons

    Complex organisational structure. Politics and convenient truths can be common, which can make it difficult as a BA looking for the facts.


  10. "Good culture, problem with fundamental change of work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture that's aware of issues and actively looks to improve status quo

    Cons

    Job security lends itself to a resistant minority that's unwilling to change

    Advice to Management

    Make change primary objective, to improve processes


  11. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome Company to work for!

    Cons

    not much - the culture is great!


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