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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reviews

Updated 20 Nov 2019

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4.0
83%
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89%
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Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO Matt Comyn (no image)
Matt Comyn
375 Ratings
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  • "Sometimes there is a bit of red tape to cut through(in 75 reviews)

  • "Large organisation - so many acronyms for technical terms(in 56 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
  2. Helpful (1)

    "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. "It's a large company, so your experiences will vary"

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    Former Employee - Experience Researcher in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working at the corporate office is quite flexible, with accommodation to work from home, work remotely in other offices, and flexible work hours. Career development is often a focus, with plenty of opportunities to have several careers within the one organisation.

    Cons

    Gone are the days of staying in the one company your whole life. There has been continuous organisational shifts, change in leadership, and redundancies that no longer make CommBank a "stable" employer.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-11-20
  4. "Teller/CSO"

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Penrith

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great training and support.

    Cons

    I had a good experience

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-11-18
  5. "Comfortable Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training is easy to go through, teams are friendly and the environment is comfortable.

    Cons

    No cons just yet for me.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-11-17
  6. "Smart people"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with smart engaged people Flexible conditions

    Cons

    It’s a Bank so things can take time to get done

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-11-17
  7. "1"

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    Current Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    too much outsourcing, and in-transparent with changes.

    Cons

    always got the feeling that the managers are hiding something.

    Advice to Management

    try more open minded, and listen to the members.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-11-14
  8. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Things move slowly so can be frustrating at times

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-11-14
  9. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great and offers work life balance

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-11-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst at Regulatory Reform"

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Good pay Great facilities and amenities Good Brand

    Cons

    Hiring process is not thorough and huge range in skills despite roles

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-11-09
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