Westpac Banking

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Westpac Banking Reviews

Updated 21 November, 2014
Updated 21 November, 2014
93 Reviews
3.7
93 Reviews
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Westpac Banking Managing Director and CEO Gail P. Kelly
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54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you're willing to work hard and efficiently then your work life balance can be fantastic (in 19 reviews)

  • Great people, effective training (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 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    A balanced organisation, focussed on outcomes but not brutal, friendly and positive environment

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

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

    Pros

    People are not overly driven but still produce results.

    Cons

    Some decision making processes are slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better at being accountable for what you say and be rigorous about your promises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work life balance,

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

    I have been working at Westpac Banking as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great, no excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Slight bueraucratic, projects can drag on a bit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-organise to reduce politics and gain efficiencies. Work life balance and collegiate culture is very good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Room for Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Local Business Banker in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Local Business Banker in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Westpac Banking full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of career opportunities. Westpac invest in their employees through thorough training and a great management team. If you're willing to work hard and efficiently then your work life balance can be fantastic.

    Cons

    LBB bonus scheme had many flaws however management are looking at updating this. Sometimes management decisions would filter down without thought of how they work in local communities and it is difficult to implement them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    working with professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westpac Banking as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    working with bank staff and helping in error reasolation

    Cons

    Some time bank staff did not accept the error in their work...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to develop a faith of Job security till working age.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience, worked with excellent and intelligent officers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Sydney Branches.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Department in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Compliance Department in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Westpac Banking as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Have futher understanding about the Department of Compliance.
    Amazing experience to know how a monthly inspection policy made from laws and regulations delivered by the governent

    Cons

    Need a strong background and sensitive feel of laws and regulations delivered daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really enjoy the internship, no more advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    it has a flexible working environment and other colleages are supportive

    • 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    Working at Westpac

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

    I have been working at Westpac Banking full-time (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
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    Great workplace and very engaged management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, growth opportunities and work environment

    Cons

    Difficult to change the departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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