Bankwest Reviews

Updated 25 Jan 2021

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3.8
63%
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72%
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Bankwest Managing Director Rowan Munchenberg (no image)
Rowan Munchenberg
48 Ratings
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  • "No external training opportunities whatsoever (Hasn't been since the CBA takeover)(in 19 reviews)

  • "And the constant restructures cause uncertainty(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bank Branch Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bankwest full-time

    Pros

    I thrived at Bankwest! The working culture is incredible and I always felt valued as an employee. I had great development opportunities.

    Cons

    Mainly WA based so limited options for relocation

  2. "5 years at Bankwest"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bankwest

    Pros

    Great culture. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Pockets of complacency. Limit development opportunities in some divisions.


  3. "Sales Consultant"

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

    I worked at Bankwest full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture, more like a family culture. Managers and Team Leaders are very approachable. Responsible company. Great company benefits as opposed to other banks. Innovative company always looking to move forward with their strategies. Fantastic coaching and training. Opportunities for volunteering. Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Cons

    The salaries are a lot lower in comparison with other banks. Always understaffed due to resource cutting, so the workload was always high, always causing customer dissatisfaction. A lot of CBA influences in the past few years, some benefiting the company, others not. Developing your career may take a few side way steps, before being promoted to a position you are after.

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  4. "Standards have rapidly declined"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bankwest full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Equal opportunities employer and supporter of LGBTQ+ Opportunities to volunteer Opportunities to develop.

    Cons

    Allegations of bullying are not adequately investigated by middle/senior management, derogatory comments about staff are not taken seriously. Colleagues are actively encouraged not to speak up about concerns in the workplace. Disregard for colleagues mental health and well-being. Short staffed in most areas. Insufficient training for new staff.

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  5. "kpi driven to extreme and can be stressful"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cust Service in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bankwest full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great work environment and lovely colleagues

    Cons

    management are a bit disconnected from the workers and kpis are hard to achieve

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  6. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Service Transition Manager in Perth, Western Australia

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

    Pros

    Good company and good people.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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  7. "Bankwest - Business Banking"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager/Business Banker in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very friendly culture lots of support from colleagues - Culture is not as cut throat and sales obsessed as the big 4 - Larger focus on client relationship building

    Cons

    - Inefficiencies in various processes which can make things needlessly difficult - Poor relationship with credit risk, due to high volume - Risk appetite is conservative which can put a strain on client relationships

  8. "Limited opportunities, too much bureaucracy"

    1.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, some banking benefits (not many left).

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy for any opportunity. Favouritism at every step. If you are not playing it right, you are forgotten. High attrition rates should be taken seriously. Used to have decent benefits, now only some left for namesake. Work life balance depends on your area of work. Management expects people to take more responsibilities without expecting anything in return.

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  9. "Great culture"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Chief Operating Officer in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Bankwest full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, development, culture, agile, innovation

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

  10. "Na"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Lending Specialist in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bankwest full-time

    Pros

    Close to home less driving

    Cons

    Some colleague is very bossy

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