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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reviews

Updated 21 January 2019
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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 170 reviews)

  • "Amazing flexible working and work life balance" (in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have run into some red tape within the organisation that has halted work on projects (although it was finished with approvals)" (in 58 reviews)

  • "In a large organisation it can be slow to bring new initiatives to life" (in 49 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. "Premier Banking Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    Great and easy to use systems with good training provided.

    Cons

    Career growth based on network and not merit.

  3. "Turbulent times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security - you could spend your entire career in this bank. That can also be seen as a con - lots of dead wood....

    Cons

    Politics
    Ego
    Behaviours do not align with the values
    Salary below market

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the business


  4. "cba"

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

    Pros

    shares given as part of package

    Cons

    The work culture was too intense.


  5. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is ok but office is not very mixed

    Cons

    under pays compared to market


  6. "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


  7. "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!

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    "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


  9. "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


  10. "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