Commonwealth Bank of Australia Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 31 Dec 2020

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Matt Comyn (no image)
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  1. "Great culture and employee well-being is prioritised"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working is encouraged, employee well-being is important to managers, great culture.

    Cons

    Small presence outside of Australia and limited business opportunities

  2. "Big company"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Stack Web Developer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Less opportunity to grow, old tech stacks


  3. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Banker in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions, great team culture

    Cons

    Pay can be lower than other Banks

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Positive/development culture is an excuse for below market pay"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Sydney

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

    Pros

    - Focused on developing individual attributes - Flexible working - Management very focused on developing team, scouting work and promoting wins

    Cons

    - Pay has consistently decreased in the past year due to the precedent of other data scientists receiving a lower salary and management trying to save costs - CBA is focused on using the culture as an intangible benefit to justify lower pay than the market - There is absolutely no negotiation in pay

  5. "Good employer overall"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture Flexible work arrangement Employee benefits

    Cons

    Lower pay than other financial institutions

  6. "Great employee"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Executive Manager 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

    Modern workplaces, flexible working, competitive pay, great benefits, forward and future thinking, amazing technology leader.

    Cons

    Over bias towards risk policy and compliance makes simple things hard to get done sometimes.

  7. "A Big Ship that can operate like a small speedboat"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working Agile innovative culture Customer focussed

    Cons

    Multi-layered management structure Process for process sake

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  8. "Reporting"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Finance Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office and flexible working

    Cons

    Restructuring is happening quite often

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and work environment - flexible work is highly regarded.

    Cons

    No cons - the bank helps develop your career

  10. "Worked foe the company for 10 years and proud to say I work for the group."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable company, does what is right for customers and employees and pays bonuses if you meet or exceed targets. Flexible working.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of hours/ work.

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