1. "Does a tough job, mostly competently"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Australian Prudential Regulation Authority full-time

    Pros

    Great place to hone technical skills in financial analysis, statistics, banking, superannuation, financial sector law etc. For a while at least... Somehow it manages to do what it has to do and we should be grateful for that and grateful that people are prepared to dedicate their careers to it.

    Cons

    Accountability of managers: the Judge Dredd syndrome is evident (‘I am the law’). So APRA is not always a predictable, rules-based environment. Some of the managers are moody and lack self control, and have very idiosyncratic approaches. Not a good place for independent-minded people. A lot of them left around 2016 -2018. APRA tends to go with whatever is fashionable in the HR space and you never know what the expectations will be when the next consultant-driven brainwave blows through. APRA struggles outside its core supervision and statistical collection tasks.

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Not surprised"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Australian Prudential Regulation Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Like a government department, flexible work, well paid for government and secure.

    Cons

    Political and sometimes clueless senior managers.

  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Australian Prudential Regulation Authority full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Professional organisation, flexible work arrangements, decent remuneration, many career opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of meetings, culture of endless internal consultation

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