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Commonwealth Bank

4.2
  • #4 in Banking & financial services
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Diversity at Commonwealth Bank

8.6
8.6 rating for Diversity, based on 34 reviews
Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.
From what I've seen, there are many events to promote inclusiveness, many clubs/initiatives, and plenty of programs to help parents and other groups.
Graduate, Sydney
I sit on a Diversity & Inclusion council and see the amazing work in supporting diversity and inclusion. The benefits are great!
Graduate, Sydney
Many internal groups that are dedicated to diversity and constantly strive to improve. Flexible working arrangements are encouraged. Encouraged to be yourself.
Graduate, Sydney
Recently the diversity & inclusion groups at CBA have been a big letdown. Cut of funding and head(s) of D&I have resulted in a subpar inclusion group experience in my opinion.
Graduate, Sydney
I have been part of my companies LGBT+ network and have helped organize events through 2019 that have been open to staff and the general public to attend and learn about the nuances of the LGBT+ community such as intersectionality, bias, relationships, families and rights.
Graduate, Sydney
Strong commitment to pushing diversity within the company on all fronts.
Graduate, Sydney
The company is very diverse and takes it commitment to diversity very seriously. There are amazing cultural events for the major holidays of different cultures.
Midlevel, Sydney
The company says there is a focus on diversity, but I don't really see it reflected in the workplace. In development teams, there is definitely only a small minority of women, and not much ethnic diversity (mostly Indian & Asian). However, there are official groups within the company who support diversity (one for each 'type'). I can't speak for the issues mentioned in the question though.
Graduate, Sydney
There are several internal groups that focus on individual areas such as gender diversity, LGBT, older employees etc. Maternity is 6 months paid leave and up to 6 months unpaid leave. Pat leave is 2 months.
Graduate, Sydney
There are a lot of groups within the bank dedicated to each of these ares.
Graduate, Sydney
I consider our company as one of the most diverse companies
Graduate, Sydney
What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?
The company promotes events and programs to inform, communicate with, and recruit applicants from less privileged backgrounds. I personally went on a talk to less advantaged schools about careers in tech and banking.
Graduate, Sydney
They partner with organisations that sponsor individuals to apply to the company
Graduate, Sydney
Programs available to assist with transition to the workplace.
Graduate, Sydney
They support community groups that represent people from diverse backgrounds.
Graduate, Sydney
They try to reach out explicitly to Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples and encourage them to apply for special internships. They also do amazing volunteer work with children in high school that I have personally taken part in multiple times.
Midlevel, Sydney
Our company has few special programs such as the Indigenous program offering opportunities for Indigenous students
Graduate, Sydney