Wondering what it’s like working for the #1 workplace in Australia? We had a chat with a few of our Business Bankers on why they choose CommBank.
1. Work life balance that works for you
“Why CommBank? It’s a leading employer with everything that people are looking for in their career. Our technology is great so we can work flexibly, and our values of Care, Courage and Commitment have given our people at all levels the mindset to embrace different ways of working.
For me, my family are my priority, and as a working parent, you want to be there for your kids and partner, especially when it comes to sharing the mental load. My leaders encourage me to find that balance between work and personal life. My success isn’t based on the hours spent in the office, but rather the work I deliver. I don’t feel like I need to compromise between my family, career or clients. I can be there for the moments that matter to all of them.”- Graeme, Commercial Banking, Brisbane QLD
2. You’re backed by a leading brand
“When I first joined the Bank, it was because of the brand. CommBank is a leading brand in Australia, and having that behind me, I knew would help my career, especially as it’s now the #1 workplace in Australia.
I’m glad I made that decision; because the bank opened opportunities I wouldn’t have known existed. I started out as a concierge in our branch network and with the support of my managers grew my career into Small Business Banking.
As a Small Business Banker, I pride myself on driving my customers’ success, knowing each interaction is helping our customers grow their businesses.” - Chanel, Small Business Banking, Bentleigh VIC
3. Career moves centred around what matters to you
My first impression of CommBank as an employer has continued to stay with me. They surround you with incredibly supportive people who want to make your career work for you.
For me, that was moving closer to family, from South Australia to Hay in regional New South Wales. At the time I was working with another financial institution, and the leaders at CommBank asked me what I really needed in a career, and they brought me over to help me achieve it.
Their leadership mentality to help me navigate my career alongside what mattered to me outside the workplace was, and continues to be really empowering.” - Sam, Regional Agribusiness, Griffith NSW
4. A career that makes an impact on customers and community
“My customers are more than their loan to me; I’m an integral part of their business and more importantly their family’s livelihoods. When you’re sitting with a customer in their kitchen, watching their livestock right outside, it can put into perspective how personal your role is and how large of an impact it can have.
As a Regional Agribusiness Banker, it’s really fulfilling knowing that you’re supporting a family, and their farming business, which can have a ripple effect on our national economy at scale.” - Ben, Regional Agribusiness, Bendigo VIC
5. Surrounded by a team culture that brings out your best
“When I made the move to CommBank I was leaving an organisation where I loved the culture, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the culture at CommBank was even better. What stood out for me was the culture of development.
Everyone is focused on supporting the collective team’s development, to bring out the best in each other. You’re encouraged to build on your skills, while testing and learning new ones. This authentic commitment to my development has given me opportunities to undertake secondments across the Business Bank. This can be rare for companies to offer but is championed at CommBank.” - Marie, Major Client Group, Sydney NSW