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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reviews

Updated 23 October 2018
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Pros
  • "I also take full advantage of the work/life balance offered here to support my volunteering commitments with full backing from managers" (in 153 reviews)

  • "Really accepting place to work; Good management culture in IT; Flexible working; You can express you opinion freely and will be listened to" (in 94 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    team, culture, diversity, focus on getting customer outcomes right, great worklife balance

    Cons

    In a large organisation it can be slow to bring new initiatives to life


  2. "KYC Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    good salary package and benefit

    Cons

    lack of communication
    management is not effective
    promotion without valid reasons/only when the annual survey result looked bad.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia Response

    17 Sep 2018

    Thanks for your post. We pride ourselves of providing a range of employee benefits. We appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback and have passed it on to the relevant people in the... More

  3. "Compliance manager"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Manager
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing training opportunities
    Lots of smart, talented people to learn from
    Good career progression
    Great management

    Cons

    As it is a very large organisation ,it can be a bit political.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in cross-skill opportunities for staff, there will be less turnover if there is opportunity to move within a team.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia Response

    31 May 2018

    Thank you for your comments. We work hard to provide great development opportunities for our people. We’ve passed on your comments to the relevant team. Have a lovely day!


  4. "CommBank"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance
    - Good career progression and lateral move opportunities

    Cons

    - Political being a large organisation


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, 9 -5, okay benefits, good central location

    Cons

    pay is a on the low to medium range compared to the rest of the Market

    Advice to Management

    Better and more transparent communication in a timely manner


  6. "Top bank, good management but bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    Strong name, recognised in the the industry

    Cons

    Sydney makes all important decisions

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Positiv experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly
    cross-group working
    good work life balance

    Cons

    Big gap between Europe and Australia

    Advice to Management

    Give greater autonomy to regions

  8. "Good, if you are"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Place can treat you well if you are good. Some international opportunities in IB

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times

    Advice to Management

    Titles are important to some people, single titles cover too wide a group esp in risk.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Some bad apples"

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

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    Work place flexibility and vibrant team

    Cons

    Some old generation banker mentality and poor behavioural traits

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the bad apples


  10. "CBA"

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

    Pros

    Provides a good work life balance and flexible working.

    Cons

    Pays less than market with limited long-term career progression.


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