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Canstar’s purpose is to simplify the world of finance and help consumers confidently find the right product for them. To make this happen, our highly skilled team lives by our guiding principles.

Our Story

Canstar is Australia’s biggest financial comparison site*, comparing more brands than any other. We were established over 25 years ago as a privately owned financial research agency and we now see 1 in 6 Australians visit our site each year, with 2 in 3 people recognising the Canstar logo. Customers who visit the site are able to compare for free more than 750 brands across more than 30 different finance categories, including banking, insurance and superannuation. 

In 2010, we expanded our services and launched Canstar Blue to provide customer satisfaction research and ratings for over 900 brands across 120 different consumer products and services including energy, telco and so much more. 

Canstar and Canstar Blue’s mission is to empower consumers to make better-informed decisions to help them confidently choose the right product for them whether it is a home loan, a super fund, an energy plan or one of life’s many purchase decisions. 

*See Canstar.com.au/biggest-original for more details.

Our Culture

Canstar’s goal of empowering consumers involves dynamic collaboration between teams of highly skilled, innovative people, each one integral to the overall result. We work collaboratively to achieve our goals and celebrate our successes collectively as a team. And while we have a strong focus on performance, we have fun along the way!

Our team members are at the heart of everything we do, which is why it is so important that when we welcome new people to the company that they not only have the skills and experience to do the job but that they have the right attitude and mindset to succeed at Canstar.

Canstar is a place where you are encouraged to share your ideas freely, where learning and development is fostered and where you can feel comfortable communicating with people at all levels of the business.

Our Diversity

From 2016 to 2019, Canstar has seen staff numbers increase by over 112%, from 73 team members to 155 across our operations in Australia and New Zealand. Canstar’s goal of empowering consumers involves dynamic collaboration between teams of highly skilled, innovative people, each one integral to the overall result. Our team members are diverse in their skill-set, culture and life experiences and this is the key to our success.

The company’s workforce is now made up of over 50% women, with 50% of executive roles being held by female leaders. Within our Digital and Technology teams, over 40% of our team members are female! 

We’re also very proud that we hail from all corners of the country and globe with 16 different nationalities and almost 30 different cultures represented in our team. 

Our Office Space

We offer our team members a collaborative and productive work environment, where they can thrive and succeed not only in their roles but also in their careers. We pride ourselves on our collaborative culture and have three unique lunch spaces (The Rooftop, The Laneway, and The Basement) and a ‘no-desk-lunch’ philosophy that encourages everyone to step away and unwind during their lunch break. We also offer flexible work hours so that our team can enjoy a positive work-life balance.

 

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