GradAustralia surveyed 89 graduates working at ANZ. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 89 responses.
Variety of career pathways, diverse workplace, work life balance.
Excellent culture which encourages learning and both personal and career development. ANZ is an excellent place to begin your career and offers a broad range of roles in many locations and divisions
Super Regional Strategy and connectivity with Asia - potential opportunity of working overseas
Great focus on the graduates in the business, everyone is always willing to help in order to create an excellent learning environment.
Excellent development opportunities - the graduate team is very interested in the ensuring graduates receive a wide range of experiences throughout the program, including meeting senior stakeholders throughout the business
Being in a large organisation - it can sometimes be difficult to understand all the different functions and find your way around
Finance Industry receives a lot of criticism
The graduate program is rotation based, which means you could end up working for a difficult boss or an area you are not interested in for 6 months.
At the moment I work with the external reporting team. I produce different financial statements, board papers, rep letters, work with external auditors, FSR system, PSGL and every month I am the NZ Business contact for HFM related queries.
Assessment centre consisted of an interview, case study and provided the opportunity to meet current graduates and leaders at ANZ. To be invited to the assessment centre, candidates are required to have reasonable grades and perform well in the online testing. Although it follows a similar process to other large companies, ANZ was much quicker in notifying candidates of process and provided comprehensive feedback which I did not receive from the >10 other companies I interviewed with
As a Team Leader I generally work about 9 hour days. The company is quite flexible when it comes to work arrangements, but I personally feel it's important to be visible and in the office if there's ever any issues that need to be sorted.
So far, i am very happy as i have received both a bonus and a pay rise since being here. The salary is competitive in the market and i believe even after i roll off the grad program i will still be receiving a competitive rate.
Staff club which give you discounts on movie tickets and a large range of products, working from home.
Senior leaders are approachable and open to discussion. There are some great mentors around but you have to make an effort to look for one who is a good fit. Good work gets recognised at team meetings.
Lots of great sponsorship. Fantastic staff foundation where staff contribute from their salaries and bank matches them dollar for dollar. Funding goes to deserving local charities. One paid day per year to do volunteer work.