Based on 24 surveyed graduates working at ANZ. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
Based on 24 reviews
Pros & Cons
The opportunity to work as a real full-time employee from day one, partaking in work that actually adds value to both the business and to clients.
The support they give graduates - e.g. program managers, grad alumni buddies, business unit sponsors, supportive line managers, setting up networking opportunities, organising development days.
The variety of work that is undertaken, exposure to different industries, networking opportunities just to name a few
The opportunities available to graduates, and the overall culture and values of ANZ. The graduate team are really supportive and have made the transition from university to corporate life a lot easier to navigate.
Inclusive, helpful team environments
The positive culture and their dedication to your learning.
Sometimes, due to resourcing constraints, you will rotate through an area you may not have an interest in, and your opinion on this may not be sought out.
Steep learning curves and sometimes long hours
So far I have had limited interaction and exposure to customers due to covid19
Progress sometimes feels a bit slow as it's a big company
Old systems can leave new workers bogged down by having to learn obsolete programs that are time-consuming and unhelpful.
What Insiders Say
The opportunities at ANZ are fantastic! Networking helps to find promotion opportunities and mentors that will support you when roles become available.
ANZ has great transparency and clear action plans when it comes to CSR/ESG. Personally, I have been able to work on sustainability projects centred around hydrogen, and have joined a committee/network that helps organise events that champion gender equality throughout the business.
I think ANZ probably has the best culture from what I've heard of the big 4 banks. Everyone is really friendly/welcoming and happy to have a coffee catch-up with you as a graduate to help with your learning and development. After hours I think it varies depending on your team but I've had a really positive experience where there is a real sense of community.
As a member of the LGBT community, ANZ has its Pride Community that runs a lot of events and creates awareness for issues that we face. I joined ANZ because of its commitment to diversity, and am proud to work for ANZ for this reason.
My current rotation in SBB (Small Business Banking) has been an eye-opener for me in terms of what bankers and customers deal with on a daily basis. The team included me in a lot of activities, and my line manager entrusted me to be a specialist at a branch which was a great learning experience.
All ANZ Corporate offices are fantastic, really spacious, luxurious, and make you feel like you work for a company that is very successful. The dress code is formal, however, they do have to dress for your day, so it depends on your role.
The assessments were fun and engaging and didn't intimidate me as much as some of the other organisations I have applied at. The video interviews were a great way to share who I am with ANZ, and the in-person assessment centre was engaging, thought-provoking yet supported by the interviewers.
The graduate program has provided formal training mainly focused on soft skills, there are also mandatory learning modules for the basics or optional online training modules on different areas of the bank. Other than that for the specific role training that is dependent on your line manager/team and asking questions yourself.
ANZ has released a Climate Change Strategy and works with our Top 100 Emitters to help them put together a transition plan. We also have a Green Ambassador program which looks at how we can all help make a change on a personal front. We are also a leading Sustainable Finance bank helping support our customers with green or sustainability-linked products. And many other initiatives...