Absa Group Limited
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I loved working for Absa. If I ever had the opportunity I would go back. I left years ago to raise my kids. Having a boss that is understanding really helps a lot. I enjoyed working in a group.

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fun playing games

productive and fun solving customer enquiries I am results driven; going an extra mile in achieving the desired results is my primary motivation. I ensure that I take pride in my work and I’m able to help the organization I am working for win by having sound time management skills and being able to work flexible hours, independently and in a team. Strong administrative skills learned from past and current role/s have enabled me to have high attention to detail which in return makes working with me a pleasant experience. Honest and reliable individual, which allows me to be discreet and keep confidentiality at all times.

Pros

no free lunches

Cons

no long hours
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Fantastic organization overall

Overall fantastic experience working with the best colleagues I could ask for .My colleagues were :- Professional - Always willing to help- Considerate - educatedThe benefits were unbelievable and the salary was more than satisfactory!

Pros

Amazing rates for things like buying a house or car

Cons

none
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Wide scope for learning and development

Be very careful of the kinds of work ethics one is exposed to, as ultimately you individually account.Stay in your lane and don't prematurely be competitive.

Pros

Relaxed environment

Cons

Long hours
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Absa Group

OverallGreat place to work and grow your carear. A culture of excellence and collaboration. Colleagues are friendly and helpful and willing to suuport and help you.People are supported with growth opportunities and study bursaries.It provides Global experience across multiple divisions
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Great company to work for

Great company to work for, benefits are great, you get the knowledge and experience you need. The work environment is great, always supportive. Team work is their motto.
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Professional and rewarding organisation

A highly professional and team orientated financial institution.. Personal success and achievement was always recognised.Fair and ethical management policies at all times.

Pros

low interest staff mortgage laons. flexible hours

Cons

long hours when required.
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It is a great place to work.

A great place to work. I got exposed to the corporate life, the way you need to behave and yourself and others in the workspace. I enjoyed working with my team on my time there but always felt pressure to deliver on our deadlines, as it is a big company.
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Great place to work at and excellent management

Wonderful working environment and great perks. Management is excellent. Working back office was very nice and team leaders very helpful and understanding.
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N/a

Not much to tell , very nice company and supportive of it employees , very ambitious and willing to learn new ideas and adopt new innovations. Best company for growth

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Fun workplace

At Absa every morning you would have meetings called HUDDLES. Many times we would have simple and fun games when introducing new products etc. The culture is great especially since the brand changed to Africanacity.
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Productive and fun Workplace

During my 16 years working for Absa Bank,i have gained knowledge and experience working with different teams,people. The knowledge received gave me the ability to share and transfer what I have learned to those who is new in their role which will enable them to be confident in preparing the month end recons. The people I worked with was like family and which makes it great to come to work . Solving problems,queries receiving from branches was very fulfilling and satisfying.
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Productive

Worked night shift at above mentioned; work culture involved getting work done in order to meet statistics. Company required individual to have great deal of attention to detail.
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productive and fun workplace

it was a very productive and fun workplace and it had room for growth, I wish I had stayed longer, i left because of personal reasons. i would recommend anyone to work there

Pros

growth
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Busy and productive

Since i was a casual when i worked at absa, there was not really that much to do. When i worked by the Meadowridge branch, I relieved the tellers for their lunch breaks then was allowed to go home straight afterwards. When working by the Rondebosh brach, i worked a full day but got paid the same amount as i did when i was by the other branch. I know it was no their fault, but the agencies. The vibe in the branches was always good and i got along with everyone in both branches and even mad a very good friend in one. The hardest part was just the hours that i worked as well as month end when people tend to get a bit more annoyed when someone takes too long at one teller but the best part about it was the people that worked there as well as most of the clients. But one thing that i really did enjoy was when we had load shedding

Pros

Lunch breaks were acceptable, people are welcoming and help you grow

Cons

Long hours, working on weekends
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Productive and fun work place

We work hard but there is always time for fun in the office. Our office environment/culture is very balanced. I love the fact that we are not micromanged

Pros

Flexi times

Cons

If you start late, you end work late
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Lack of growth potential and coaching

I was part of a team that worked remotely. To begin with, we lacked the basic office necessities to successfully work as a remote team, such a telephones and private boardroom space ( Requirements I feel should be standard.) There was a complete lack of brand strategy or compelling proposition to work from in the digital space. No measured approach to remuneration or recognition within my team. Decisions that were left to senior executives never filtered down to production and after nearly two years of working on a project there was still no clear commitment to its prioritisation. Overall, it seemed that there were too many fires to put out, meaning that not enough time was spent growing individuals or investing in future leaders.

Pros

Great staff benefits on loans/products, as well as competitive packages.

Cons

No clear growth path/ support, no clear vision.
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Great foundation company

I started my career in the financial industry at this company and i love the fact that i was placed in so many departments throughout my journey. I have learnt so much and i find that this company really strives on personal growth.

Pros

great diversity

Cons

difficult to become permanent when hired as a temp
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loved working there.

I loved working at the bank and learned so much but it was a temporary position with no possibility of being made permanent. I often wish I could have stayed there.

Pros

learned so much

Cons

temporary only
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absa is the nice company to work

the hardest part of the job is that ,they do not give a chance to study and you also do not have time to spend with your family.other thanthat everything is fine.
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Productive

Absa bank is a professional work environment, Management are hard workers and staff, staff are one. every one was equal.work was done on time, everyone was willing to work underpressuer specially month end as the was a target to reach.

Pros

N/a

Cons

Long hours
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Based on 1 239 reviews

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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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