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Westpac Group

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

Westpac Group Reviews

Based on 58 surveyed graduates working at Westpac Group. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.0
Based on 58 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Diverse experiences
  • The opportunities for career advancement, high performance culture
  • Experience & exposure to different areas
  • Great opportunities for networking Flexible work hours Is customer focus and does live by its values
  • Very flexible working arrangements, good culture
  • level of administrative processes
  • The structure of the graduate program, requires a little more clarity.
  • A lot of technology work is outsourced.
  • Very few international opportunities. Time it takes to get things done, bureaucracy.
  • Guidance seems to depend more on the team you're in and the people around you than HR. The graduate program seems to be heavily dependent on the stream managers - with little involvement from the wider graduate HR group.

What Insiders Say

6.5
Career Prospects
6.5
Career Prospects
I've been offered a reasonably senior starting position after my graduate program. In a competitive industry, it will take perseverance, luck and timing to move up the ranks.
8.5
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.5
Corporate Social Responsibility
You can take a day off to do charity work, and there are some programs for charitable causes.
8.3
Culture
8.3
Culture
Graduates do not have to conform to the hierarchy. You have a license to take any other employee out to coffee, no matter where they are from or who they are. Plenty of work-life balance, flexible working arrangements (work from home). Great support network from previous graduates, mentors, and placement supervisors. The rotational structure of the program provides exposure to three key business areas and your networks improve significantly.
9.1
Diversity
9.1
Diversity
Unsure but it appears there are a great diversity of people who work at Westpac.
7.8
Satisfaction
7.8
Satisfaction
In my first rotation, I was in the enterprise risk analytic team - operational risk. This involved running the regulatory and economic capital model and presenting the drivers of capital movements in non-technical terms. I was also involved with exploring the level of statistical support that existed to upgrade the model during the model re-work. In my second rotation, I was in model validations. I got to re-build a score-card model from scratch (based on team�s documentation), which was pretty interesting. In my third and current rotation, I have been building a data-quality dashboard from scratch (using VBA and SAS)
8.2
Management
8.2
Management
Senior managers are very accessible, and have good things to say. They send out companywide emails (for news and awards) and talk at events.
8.8
Office Work Environment
8.8
Office Work Environment
New offices completed in 2015. Agile working environment (paperless & hot desking). State of the art facilities to allow for agile/remote working. Relaxed dress code (smart casual/business casual) in my area - however client facing teams have more formal dress codes.
7.6
Recruitment
7.6
Recruitment
Do you have experience in dealing with difficult situations, name one situation where you took on leadership role, what are your interests and hobbies. Name a time you overcame obstacles and performed better than expected. Know yourself well, have a clear theme/message you want to get across. Have recollection of personal success and failure stories. Have interesting points to talk about
7.5
Salary
7.5
Salary
Seems to be in line, if not more, than the market for a person in my position (although I have nothing to compare it to). The discounts on banking products are great, can save some good money from these!
7.5
Training
7.5
Training
Almost all informal training which comes about because of me asking colleagues about how to do things - can be frustrating as people are not always available to help you.
8.4
Work Hours
8.4
Work Hours
Usually 8-5.30. Very flexible. Able to work from home if required.