Westpac Banking Reviews

Updated 3 August 2014
Updated 3 August 2014
79 Reviews

3.5
79 Reviews
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Westpac Banking Managing Director and CEO Gail P. Kelly
Gail P. Kelly
47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work/Life Balance, really suited to people with families (in 17 reviews)

  • plenty of opportunities, large organisation (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No responsibility taken by senior management - finger is always pointed at others (in 7 reviews)

  • This is the domestic commercial bank for people who want work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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27 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    it has a flexible working environment and other colleages are supportive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Teller in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    good location and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    busy. alwyas busy. it depends on brach to branch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good management , always supportive to their employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working at Westpac

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Westpac Banking full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, plenty of opportunities, great people and culture, since it's such a big company there are plenty of opportunities to move between different units enable to to broden your skills, experiences and network.

    Cons

    company changes quite a lot due to many restructuring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Westpac Banking full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to work on different projects.
    Good reputation and brand recognition in Australia.
    Excellent work place culture & work-life-balance.

    Cons

    There is limited brand recognition outside Australia.
    It is a 'local' bank with no global presence, therefore there are very few opportunities to work overseas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great workplace and very engaged management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Flexible workplace that truly live it's value from the top

    Cons

    The size of the place makes things take time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Teller in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, growth opportunities and work environment

    Cons

    Difficult to change the departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Commercial Banking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker  in  Adelaide (Australia)
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker in Adelaide (Australia)

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

    Pros

    well branded company, good colleague, ongoing training

    Cons

    too many old people working there for so many days and not willing to change. slow promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let young players to be involved more as they are more efficient and quick learner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good balance of competitive and flexible work life style

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Programmer Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - IT Programmer Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Westpac Banking full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Westpac has embraced flexible and diverse work practices which make it a great place for anybody to work hard and achieve their personal goals, within their corporate and personal lives.

    Cons

    In many specialized areas the bulk of people are from outsourced providers which reduce the depth of experience one can gain and the opportunity for rapid advancement (again increase in salary as you are competing with a commodity workforce)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    - Great flexibility such as work from home etc.
    - Lots of internal opportunities but obviously will have to go through the normal job application process
    - Great employee benefits

    Cons

    - Pay scale bit low compared to other banks
    - Training opportunities depends on your manager
    - Pay rise not consistent across the divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much politics at Senior Management level but I guess it is the norm in corporate world!!! Wish they would work together more for the company rather than building their own empire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunities for driven, motivated individuals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Westpac Banking part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Development focussed management and intelligent co-workers

    Cons

    Long hours are expected without compensation at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue providing opportunities for driven people to learn, grow and succeed

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Associate Network Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, good exposure to IT

    Cons

    Restricting culture, bureaucracy, lack of IT focus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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