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Commonwealth Bank

4.0
  • #1 in Banking & financial services
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Commonwealth Bank Reviews

Based on 51 surveyed graduates working at Commonwealth Bank. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.0
Based on 51 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The people and the culture. Everyone is helpful and has a lot of consideration for each other. It's important to have that in a very large organisation.
  • Various career opportunities and a thriving culture
  • Flexibility
  • Culture & Work Life Balance
  • Culture, team, challenging work, exposure and networking opportunities
  • The size. It's hard to see how you make an impact to the customer sometimes. It takes a lot for a large organisation to turn around. There is still a degree of top-down decisions that seem arbitrary.
  • It's scale, and degree of continual change
  • Complicated/unnecessary policies & procedures
  • Most roles are only located in Sydney
  • Ambitious goals but no direction or roadmap to get there, technology satisfaction is extremely low (especially for software developers), hostility and ignorance from other business unit graduates ("Software Engineering is just IT, don't they need a finance degree to work at a bank?")

What Insiders Say

6.6
Career Prospects
6.6
Career Prospects
After grad program ends you move into a fulltime position.
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
Haven't heard of or been involved in much except for the Can 4 Cancer ride with Tour de Cure which fundraises for cancer research.
8.5
Culture
8.5
Culture
CBA has a very friendly and inclusive culture which I rate very highly
8.9
Diversity
8.9
Diversity
CBA drives most of these initiatives in Aus.
7.9
Satisfaction
7.9
Satisfaction
Analysing financial information to write loan applications. Client interaction/services.
8.1
Management
8.1
Management
1. Accessibility - Managers are very accessible. No one has an office we are all open plan. I sit 2 m away from my Team Manager and Executive Manager. I feel comfortable asking them questions and raising issues with them. 2. Mentors - managers do make good mentors however we are actively encouraged to have mentors in different departments. I have several mentors within the Bank, some interstate. 3. Performance feedback - I have a fortnightly meeting with my Team Manager and a meeting with my executive manager every 6 months. These are opportunities for both myself and my managers to provide feedback. As a result there are no surprises in my annual performance reviews. 4. Recognition - colleagues and managers always call people out if they've done a good job. You are often recognised at a state or national level if you've gone above an beyond. We also use external and internal platforms such as 'Good Thanx' to personally recognise and reward our colleagues.
8.1
Office Work Environment
8.1
Office Work Environment
Location very good close to public transport and good views
8.4
Recruitment
8.4
Recruitment
Online questionnaire, digital video interview, assessment centre (group and 1 on 1 interview) was very efficient and not too complex to navigate Mix of character and technical Be honest. the recruiters don’t like it when you are rehearsed/putting on a front.
7.2
Salary
7.2
Salary
Staff deals, technology e.g. HR apps, banking product discounts
7.2
Training
7.2
Training
The company has a lot of opportunities to up-skill
8.6
Work Hours
8.6
Work Hours
I've found it to be an extremely flexible organisation with plenty of aptitude for working from home/working when it suits you
7.7
Sustainability
7.7
Sustainability
Don't know... I know the cafe uses biodegradable cups and lunchboxes.