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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2020

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4.0
83%
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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Matt Comyn (no image)
Matt Comyn
400 Ratings
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  • "Sometimes there is a bit of red tape to cut through(in 77 reviews)

  • "Large organisation - so many acronyms for technical terms(in 57 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and supports females in leadership

    Cons

    Difficult to progress as little staff turnover at more senior levels

    Advice to Management

    Move bad talent out of the organisations

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2017-09-13
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    "CBA Software Developer"

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    Senior Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia

    Pros

    Very high calibre of employees in terms of technical ability and personal skills. Good emphasis on teamwork and great career progression opportunities.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical management structure (but probably unavoidable given the size of the organisation). Lack of visibility around decision making higher up the chain and very little interaction with managers outside of your immediate line manager.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2016-11-29
  3. "Report to senior manager. Have decision making responsibilities."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good, employee wellbeing is important

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy due to being a large organisation

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2020-01-24
  4. "Great Business"

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    Current Employee - Advice Remediation Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of avenues to progress career

    Cons

    Too much politics. Sometimes being too good at your job is detrimental.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2020-01-24
  5. "Great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Conflcits Atty in Sydney

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome culture and driven people.

    Cons

    No real cons at this place

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2020-01-21
  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company really good to move around

    Cons

    Bottlenecks can make it hard to progress

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2020-01-20
  7. "Great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, flexible hours, flexible work locations

    Cons

    not applicable at this stage

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2020-01-19
  8. "Everyone is nice, but the best IT teams would rather be at Google"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * everyone is friendly! * feels like everyone is genuinely trying to do the right thing * major bank

    Cons

    * working in IT - all the best devs, data scientists etc. are working at tech companies, so you're not really with best in class * big companies move slowly - can be frustrating if you're in projects * big companies are a cross section of society - some teams are really great and invest in their people, others aren't and don't * listen to consultants more than employees

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2020-01-15
  9. "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture is good, flexible work and wear

    Cons

    Slow environment to get things done

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2020-01-10
  10. "project manager for cyber security"

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    Current Employee - Conflicts Clerk 

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great exposure to a wide variety of products and partners

    Cons

    not too many, sometimes the internal cooperation could be improved.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2020-01-09
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