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Westpac Group Project Manager Reviews

Updated Mar 23, 2019

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Brian Hartzer
8 Ratings
  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westpac Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large organisation so there is a wide range of opportunities

    Cons

    who you know makes the difference

    Westpac Group2019-03-24
  2. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome culture Supportive management Good work life balance

    Cons

    Outdated systems Slow technology Sometimes slow processes

    Westpac Group2019-01-09
  3. "Great workplace tehcnology and work life balance"

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

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance. Opportunity to work in market leading banking technology

    Cons

    Skype for business is not upgraded to full capacity to call / receive call external to Westpac as well - having this ability facilitates remote working/ communication

    Westpac Group2018-11-28
  4. "Project Manager"

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

    I have been working at Westpac Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, made my onboarding easy

    Cons

    decision making is rather slow

    Advice to Management

    continue with the service promise

    Westpac Group2018-09-04
  5. "Manager"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney

      I worked at Westpac Group for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Excellent working environment, culture and people across all ranks.

      Cons

      Full time employment is preferred for good experience and growth than contract

      Westpac Group2018-02-14
    • "Okay... passed the time"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Westpac Group full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Big company with reasonable pay

      Cons

      Underutilisation due to project delays Limited exposure to broader group

      Westpac Group2018-02-07
    • Helpful (2)

      "Slow and lacking in innovation"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Westpac Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      You can get away with not doing much work if you want to. Good location. A desire to provide equality in the workplace.

      Cons

      Lack of integration between departments. Lots of closed minded middle managers who have become entrenched in the organisation for decades. This resulted in some appalling, defensive behaviours. Duplication of systems, work and processes across the brands (very inefficient and unrewarding to make changes) . So many manual and error prone processes. Focus on cost cutting rather than innovation. Difficult to make changes...

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      Westpac Group2017-11-16
    • "Senior Project Manager"

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

      I have been working at Westpac Group for more than a year

      Pros

      * Contractors treated the same as permanent employees. * Head Office is currently being renovated to bring it in line with their new Barangaroo office. * People are very friendly and respectful. * Good work life balance. * Regular workplace functions held to promote socialisation between staff. * Transition to Agile project delivery makes work more enjoyable. * Supports many social initiatives (LGBT, female equality,...

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      Cons

      * Projects are run by Finance first, and Technology second. * Technology division is very political (particularly when it comes to solution decisions) while the rest of the organisation is not. * Some of the project management policies need to be revised to minimise the administration. * Culturally the organisation is fairly risk adverse (i.e. can be slow in making decisions), though the Agile iterative release approach...

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      Advice to Management

      Reduce the red tape, promote more risk-taking, and resolve the politics in Technology division.

      Westpac Group2017-10-28
    • "Solid Employer, good flexibility and benefits. Not cutting edge."

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      Current Employee - Project and Support Manager in Sydney
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Westpac Group for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Very flexible with how you work, especially around having children. Lots of people work short weeks and days from home. Generally supportive of personal development and plenty of opportunity to move within the organisation.

      Cons

      Big bureaucracy and everything that goes with it. Risk averse culture, focused on short term payback and approval by committee means it takes more effort to get an approval and funding than to do the work. Still weighed down by legacy systems and processes so nothing is cutting edge and even small changes take months and cost a fortune.

      Advice to Management

      Streamline project identification and funding process. Assign budget to quickly assess initiatives and prioritise. Make BSR half yearly or quarterly, with a rolling 12 month forward view funding and pipeline.

      Westpac Group2017-08-25
    • "Company review"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager in Sydney

      I worked at Westpac Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Big complex organisation Flexible Good work culture

      Cons

      Slow in making decisions. Systems too old.

      Westpac Group2017-07-05
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