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Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reviews

Updated 16 Oct 2019

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO Matt Comyn (no image)
Matt Comyn
355 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. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    Great people Investment in people Technology savvy

    Cons

    Long hours Constant cost pressures despite $10b profit

    Advice to Management

    More work life balance

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2018-02-12
  2. "Good work life balance/under market pay"

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    Current Employee - Director in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. nice office

    Cons

    Bonus not tied to performance average benefits no clear strategy business contracting not a global bank

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-07-11
  3. "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance at CBA is good

    Cons

    Things can get quite political

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2018-05-21
  4. "Reasonable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being offshore, away from the head office politics. Reasonably stable given the Australian business

    Cons

    Not overly progressive in my area, with innovation taking a back seat to other concerns

    Advice to Management

    Management structure could be streamlined. Innovation and disruption need to be considered and avoid status quo. Complacency a risk

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2017-05-13
  5. "CBA"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth Bank of Australia

    Pros

    Flexible working hours is a plus

    Cons

    Unprofessional working environment is unpleasant

    Advice to Management

    Make the environment more professional

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2015-08-07
  6. "NIL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be a peaceful place

    Cons

    with Overseas Reporting line, discussions are made difficult. Phone discussions are not as appropriate as face-to-face discussions.

    Advice to Management

    NIL

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2014-11-08
  7. "Commonwealth Bank of Australia CBA review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    career development, opportunities, comp, benefits, work life balance, flexibility, management, culture and values

    Cons

    not many major cons that I can think of off the top of my head.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2014-07-26
  8. "Great bank"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible, helpful community, lots of career development opportunities.

    Cons

    Kind of slow. Long career ladder

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-10-16
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    "CBA Environment"

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    Current Employee - COMMSEE (CRM) Service Delivery Manager 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

    Amazing staff to work with which become office family Good culture Huge company to grow in any area

    Cons

    Too much red tape Poor leadership Old Legacy applications

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-10-11
  10. "Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    CBA is a really good company to work for seeing there is a good balance between home and work. At previous companies you still find yourself working till late hours, however at CBA everyone leaves at 5pm.

    Cons

    Going through some restructuring, but all banks go through this at some point in time.

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia2019-10-15
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