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Updated Nov 28, 2018

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Brian Hartzer
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  1. "Great workplace tehcnology and work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Some good people in a large bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westpac Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As a company, Westpac is very in-tune with gender diversity, work-life balance, etc. Benefits for full-time employees are good (sick leave carries over year-on-year, for example) and you might be able to find an area of the company with good people and satisfying work.

    Cons

    No matter what senior management and C-level execs say, Westpac is a large bureaucracy addicted to traditional command-and-control structures and has been cutting costs for years in an attempt to appease shareholders. Factor this into any long-term career decision.

    Advice to Management

    A 'keeping-the-lights-on' mentality can be damaging to areas of the business that could have ways of increasing revenue if only given the chance.

    Westpac Group2016-10-18
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overall very good but not immune to industry pressures"

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to go on courses and develop professionally. Flexible work arrangements and plenty of leave if you need it.

    Cons

    Industry has been on a cost cutting drive for many years and that is not changing, this is biting hard on the ground and making the day to day very difficult. Performance and pay review system is deeply flawed with bell curving leading to results being thrown out and management favourites getting the increases.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bell curve and be acutely aware that doing more with less is not sustainable forever.

    Westpac Group2015-11-04
  6. "Great work life balance,"

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

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

    Pros

    Great, no excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Slight bueraucratic, projects can drag on a bit

    Advice to Management

    Re-organise to reduce politics and gain efficiencies. Work life balance and collegiate culture is very good.

    Westpac Group2014-10-26
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