SPECIAL CREDIT OFFICER (Current Employee) – Freeport, Bahamas – November 30, 2015
Commonwealth Bank is an excellent company to work for with excellent benefits. Management is very supportive and always shows apperciation. I have learned a how to organize my day, time management, accounting, cash handling, adminstration, customer service, assisting customer in problem solving and legal. I truly enjoy my job and co workers. The hardest part is not being able to assist a customer the way I would like to, the most enjoyable part is being able to assist the customer and putting a smile on they faces. I am recolating back to the USA that's the reason why am leaving.
Customer Service Representative/Vault teller (Former Employee) – Louisville, Ky – September 29, 2015
I have worked at CommonWealth Bank & Trust for a little over 10 years. I started out as a floating teller meaning that I worked at different branches on an as needed basis. I started at my home branch about 9 years ago as the vault teller and about 6 years later also took on the position of CSR at the request of my manager. I had the privilege of working with and training a group of new tellers over the years and was able to see them graduate from college and move into other positions and grow professionally. The hardest part of my job there was making sure customer service didn't suffer when the bank cut back on staff. The most enjoyable part was the satisfaction that I received from that job and knowing that I did it to the best of my ability everyday.
Free checking and most weekends off
The recent change of management and the extreme pressure to sell bank products.
Fulltime Employee (Current Employee) – Sydney – August 29, 2015
Nice place to work,Challenging, Extremely competative, allows for flexibility. Pros Large organisation means there are lots of internal opportunities , Good training benefits Good general staff benefits schemes Fairly flexible depnding on the role.
Cons Subjective performance reviews Politics drives upward career progression Hard to remove poor performers Management not incentivised to perform beyond the short term. Lower than Market Rate salary unless you negotiate Hard.
Assistant Branch Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 15, 2014
Commonwealth Bank was more of a family than a group of co-workers. I am still friends with many of them today. The great thing about working at a bank is that no day was typical. Each day you have new customers or consumers all with different needs. We tried to meet those needs. Teamwork was key at Commonwealth. We formed great teams which led to wonderful friendships.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Kwinana, WA – June 28, 2014
A typical day was getting cash ready for tellers, opening everything inside branch, attending or conducting training on products and procedures. Serving customers both in person and on phone. Preparing Loan documents and applications. Receiving cash escorts. End of day balancing of tellers and atm.
Customer Service Specialist (Current Employee) – Branch – February 22, 2014
CBA is a very fast paced environment to work. If you are not trying your best at all times you will not succeed in growing within the company. You need to be able to adapt quickly to the constant changes of the work place and work well under stress. I personally have definitely learnt a lot of useful skills working for CBA for 3 years now and have had to opportunity to try a range of different positions. I find that now I'm working in the Branch network, it is easy to get stuck and a lot harder to progress. Basically nothing is ever good enough. If you have a good day then the next day you are ask to do better. I find that management aren't very encouraging and prefer to scare staff into doing better which is stressful and demotivating. Proper training isn't applied considering the amount of important procedures we need to do for our customers (Deceased Estates, International transfers, New businesses, Insurance, Financial Planning, Loans, Guarantors, Superannuation, etc). You are are constantly thrown into the deep end with no support.
At the moment CBA is going through a lot of changes (Branch closures, Sales structures, Management re-arranging, Staff procedures, etc). There is a feeling in the branch network of management pushing staff to their limits with the intention of forcing staff who can't handle the pressure to look for jobs elsewhere. They are doing this instead of following other banks like ANZ whom have publicly dismissed staff and have most of their call centres overseas which equalled to bad publicity for the bank. Most staff members I know are unhappy and lookingmore... for new places to work so I guess the companies business plan is working to their advantage. These staff members are very capable workers and have devoted a lot of time and effort into CBA with no recognition. CBA has made the most profit this year for good reason, and staff are all but pawns in their big plans. That in all truth is the banking world and business is business which I have come to get use to. I am lucky as the people whom I work with are absolutely fantastic! I do enjoy the challenge but I personally do not see a future within this company.less
Personal Banker (Former Employee) – Freeport, Bahamas – November 3, 2013
My day begins by greeting my coworkers with a smile and then settling in my office. My mornings at Commonwealth Bank usually be excited because I get to assist the clients who enter the bank. I love people so it is very easy for me to open their accounts, cross sell the bank products and services. As a Banker sometimes I have to solve issues that arise. I have also learn that my coworkers should be treated with respect just like the external customers. My former place of employment Commonwealth Bank Ltd was never complicated because when you love what you do it becomes enjoyable.
Start working at 8 a.m assisting teller with clients to ensure the wait time is short.Collecting money from Armoured Truck. assisting my supervisor with posting wires an other duties. Locking away tellers. I learn how to multi task. Management can be a little bit sensitive when we work late. Co-workers are easy going and we work as a team. the hardest part of the job is when we are short staffed. The enjoyable part of the job is working as a team and the jokes we share and time at lunch.
Assistant Branch Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 4, 2012
Managed and maintained operational integrity of various banking centers, by following federal and state compliance laws. Hired, trained and evaluated associates Responsible for resolving escalated customer issues from employees
Senior Funds Transfer Representative (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 21, 2012
I had learned many skill as a team player,co-worker still I talk and contact with them .The most enjoable part of the job when system problem we all became one team and timely finish our work because money transfer we have a cutoff time in chips and fedwire payments. Management was good at a time I still wants to work for them I had a best time of my life working experince with them.