National Australia Bank
3.4 of 5 76 reviews
www.nab.com.au Melbourne, Australia 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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Cameron A. Clyne

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work-life balance is available in many teams within the organization"
    in 12 reviews
  • "good work environment and pleasant people"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "could be lots of red-tape to follow the processes"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Technology constraints make it difficult to be agile as an organisation"
    in 6 reviews
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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I worked at National Australia Bank as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat place to work and on track to being #1
Management took the time to help. Hierarchy was not a barrier
Progressive atitude
Very focused even in a state of change

ConsIncomplete PMO processes cause unnecessary rework
Restructure not always the right answer
No day 1 induction process for contractors.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat company values and look forward to coming back.
Need to take the time to get get some of the fundamentals right.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Neutral. Poor culture currently

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National Australia Bank

ProsGood people in organisation but restructures seem to be taking away from culture and people.

ConsLeadership and strategy changing currently

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Good culture and work environment

Private Client Managerer (Former Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I worked at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat place to work and good benefits

ConsThere is not a great career progression.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more incentive for role shadowing and career progression

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Great place to work

Senior Analyst Programmer (Former Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I worked at National Australia Bank full-time for more than a year

ProsIT standards group
Agile practices
Cross departmental collaboration

ConsManagers get shuffled without real purpose ending up in roles not suited to them

Advice to Senior Managementpromote teamwork

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Culture needs to improve

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at National Australia Bank

ProsLots of opportunity to do interesting and challenging work. Team is bright and professional.

ConsThere is a lack of team spirit. It sounds cliched, but there is a lot of us vs them feeling, accentuated in my team because it was split between melbourne and sydney.

Advice to Senior ManagementHollow marketing slogans is not going to get people motivated beyond the salary, need to really invest time and money in building the team vibe.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good intentions. Poor execution

Portfolio Risk Analyst (Current Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPays relatively well. Surrounded by talented people who can help personal development.

ConsPoor leadership and obvious favouritism

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good employer particularly for people with families

Team Leader (Current Employee)
Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 5 years

ProsContact centres are family flexible

ConsSystems and processes are quite behind the times

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Direct Service Advisor (Current Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Great culture, people, career progression opportunities

Cons- Workload can be tough at times

Advice to Senior Management- Refine career progression measures to assist in future development of employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very positive, flexible environment

IT Architect (Current Employee)

I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time for more than 3 years

ProsConsistent values supporting community responsibility and best value for customers, work-life balance, flexible working environment, pursuit of excellence

ConsMy perspective (level 4 position) may be skewed more positively than more junior positions. I have had some feedback from others that there is less flexibility, etc for level 1 and 2 positions. However many of the pros would remain true for all staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Some great positive, but highly variable by manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I have been working at National Australia Bank full-time

ProsBroad company, lots of different divisons and business lines with different oportunities
Good adopter of flexible work practices
Pays quite well
Some good managers

ConsSome bad managers... It can be highly variable, and experiences at NAB will vary markedly according to the manager ("people leader") that you have in any given part of the bank

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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