Elena– Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Insights
“I started at CommBank as a full-time Executive Manager almost 7 years ago. For personal reasons I requested to move to a part-time role working three days a week. I had an open conversation with my manager. We landed on a job share arrangement where my role would be shared between me and a colleague. Between us we had one day of overlap to set us both up for success.
A few years on I decided to take an unpaid career break. My leader was very supportive, and the conversation was focused on how we could make it work. During my career break, I knew it could be challenging to secure my next role because I wanted to come back on a part-time basis. I applied for a full-time role and felt confident that I could do the role four days a week so I proposed this arrangement. In accepting the role I committed that I would be flexible as needed to meet the needs of my customers and team.
I balance being at home with coming into the office. This works for me. I can have plenty of focused time at home and organise my office days around face-to-face meetings and catch-ups. I’ve been able to use flex working options with very minimal compromises to my work satisfaction, personal lifestyle and my career!”
Laura – Executive Manager, Financial Wellbeing
“Working at CommBank has enabled me to manage a chronic and often deadly liver disease in a way that no other workplace has. It’s been quite literally life-changing. Working from home part-time from day one, and full time since the onset of the pandemic has meant that I can manage full-time work while improving my health. Most empowering has been the all-embracing positive culture and attitude of the team to my arrangement. This is what makes me love working here – whether that’s in person or online - because I can throw myself fully into work without it coming at the expense of my health. I was surviving, but now (ironically during a global pandemic) I’m thriving. CommBank as an employer is saving my life.”
Beiwei – Software Engineer