Absa Group Limited
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It was a good experience working at Absa. One must learn to work under pressure and also be friendly but also honest. Working in a team environment was also helpful.

Pros

Free bank services and low interest on loans

Cons

Sales targets
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productive

this job demands more attention and concerntration it is fun at times and you get to be exposed to the real life situations, eg dealing with fraud cases. you get to learn a lot about the banking and financial industry. I have started to learn more on the selling strategies and noticing the selling point with every client I come across

Pros

keep focused

Cons

concerntrate on the client in front of you
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All is ok with unlimited terms and condition

I was satisfied until i had to start my business.unfortunately it failed. If I was to join again I would. The culture is very satisfactory and the team work is good.
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Communication Manager

Crisis communication. Internal communication, writing of article and supporting Marketing through integrated Marketing Communication campaigns. Working across Central Region therefor managing relationships are very important
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Fun and productive

Nice and avery productive with atmosférico.all the time feel confortable. Feel at homes and positive about works place.things hace change alto and it island not the dame any more.i do not feel confortable any more.the company is a Well astablish and dorsey hace big client base. Very big.

Pros

No lunch

Cons

Not always
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great company

it was my first job and an amazing experiance,The company values were excellent. I learned so much about customer service and assisting the supervisor.

Pros

good benefits

Cons

short lunch
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Productivity I work place

Great team I worked with, job was commission salary base so was great when you have a lot of new sign up 's but was challenging on tough weeks. Job was had enough job / family balance

Pros

Commission

Cons

Fixed salary
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I have gained a vast amount of knowledge while being in Absa employ

Investigating fraud within the bank and also for Absa clients. It is interesting and I enjoyed my work. I had the opportunity to travel in South Africa, to perform investigations. The challenge which we faced in the last three years was the change of management every six months. This had an impact on the work environment. I enjoyed the investigations and the satisfaction of obtaining a criminal conviction. I always aimed to leave things better than what I found them.

Pros

work indenpendently

Cons

limited growth
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Productive

Wow this was my first job from school, first experience as an young adult. Learned a lot on working with client. Achieved a legendary certificate while at absa. This wa an opportunity of a lifetime

Pros

Production

Cons

Normal hours
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very professional environment

My day would start very early assisting clients. Adressing issues and queries and to try and see how I can address it. It is all about service delivery and pleasing clients.

Pros

free banking

Cons

shortage of staff
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Productine and fun at work place

my day at work is very smooth in the morning until after 11pm is when its getting busy and you have to stay focused and concentrate because u have to deal with lot of deposit and i have learned to stay dedicated to my work to avoid work load

Pros

Free lunches sometimes

Cons

Long hours sometimes when its busy
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Exposure

Assisting clients daily with deposits as well as withdrawals from their account and customer service work as well. Also assisted the Branch Administrator when not at work. Learned a lot about bank reconciliations as well as cash balancing of Bulk as I was also an ATM Custodian. Enjoyed mostly working with clients from different cultures.

Pros

Incentived, PDs
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Banking

Cheque processing taught me a lot to concentrate as I was working with finances and People's money I had to work night shifts as I was a temp, thought it was a short experience but I have learned a lot on Capturing Cheque and Data capturing

Pros

getting paid every Friday

Cons

Working in the evenings
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Uncomfotable

Not the nicest company I have ever worked for, no advancement opportunities at the time for young white males. Would not recomnend it to most people

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours
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Team Performer

A Typical day at work - Capacity issues that needs to be dealt with, ex when an employee calls in sick. Handeling customer complaints/queries. Having 2 agencies under my control, have its own challenges. Ensuring productivity and excellent customer service. Ensuring tellers balances on a daily basis. Ensuring competency levels by ensuring that the necessary training is completed. Motivation of staff to ensure a well balanced and happy team. What I learned is that you need your team, you can't deliver on the targets if you dont have their commitment 100%. Therefore they need motivation and celabration constantly. You need to be strict and adhere to policies and procedures, it also ensure best results on the team performance. Hardest part of the job would be customer complaints on capacity and you know that it is really beyond your control. Enjoyable part would be when targets are achieved, happy customers, quick flowing queues.
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fun work place

Good people very company good management style Team work I enjoyed working with customers

Cons

10hours
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its a very productive company, performance is of high quality and there are deadlines and target to be met

A very good company indeed, miss working there so much friendly people and always putting a smile on their faces all the time.it was a 1 year contract

Pros

always working even on weekend (overtime)

Cons

long hours
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Enjoyable work exprerience

- being productive and attending all necessary tasks within time limit - accuracy and customer service - good management - good co-workers with little to no issues - being retrenched - learning the new tasks and gaining knowledge of banking industry

Pros

13th pay check, medical, pension

Cons

retrenchments too regualarly
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This is an interesting and challenging occupation and grows in interest and content in an excellent environment.

Day starts with administration - leave, personnel problems etc; then listing of items in the collections for GRAP 103 followed by identifying and acquisitioning new items in the collection; then follows the answering of HO and other queries from external clients; then reading for research and writing articles. I attend all internal Management meetings including Risk, Audit, HR and am in charge of the Research done at the museum. My co-workers are interesting and intelligent and therefore challenging. The hardest part of the job is not getting bogged down in mundane administrative work and leaving sufficient time for meaningful research. Without a doubt the subject matter and writing about it.

Pros

Good benefits, excellent surroundings in a residential wooded area, the work varies day to day, you work as hard as you demand of yourself.

Cons

Worst is the non-market related and excessively low salaries.
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Productive Targets and fun-value individual achievements

-month end -how to value your customers/clients -good team work and team motivators -always share knowledge and team work -day to day balancing -making the customers happy

Pros

Events of having fun

Cons

long hours
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Strict rules regarding capturing

Typical work day: Capturing What did you learned: SAP System Management: Time Co- Workers: Fun Hardest part of the job: Most enjoyable part: Good relationships and teamwork
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3,7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3,5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,5 out of 5 stars for Management
3,8 out of 5 stars for Culture
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