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A great company to start a career. It’s very fast-paced and you get to deal with a variety of different people - both good and bad. It’s a highly competitive work environment that can easily be interpreted as toxic but it does prepare you for anything and everything.Definitely teaches one to be thick-skinned while also giving great exposure to different technical subject matter.

Pros

Learning opportunity

Cons

Stif/ cut-throat work environment
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An eco friendly well mannered company.

I was an employee at Absa about 5 years back and I will always remember Absa as being the best company I have worked for. Unfortunately due to the relocation in provinces, I wasn't able to take the opportunity but I had good, productive meaningful years at Absa. The staff and management where truly on par with with ethic and culture and given the opportunity I would work for Barclays Absa any day.

Pros

Choclates from CEO at meetings

Cons

None
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Productive , lots of fun and great opportunities.

A great environment., opportunities for growth.Benefits like medical Aid, pension fund,no service charges.Year end parties and bonuses.Half days off or incentives .

Pros

Paid over time

Cons

Difficult clients.
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Great company to work for.

The colleagues are very supportive. It's a good working environment. They have a very good working culture Good team work, always assisting each other.
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It was a marvellous corporate place to work in , meeting diverse clients

Working at Absa as a micro lending agent was phenomenal but with challenges of having to meet a targets and it during the recession period where economy was sinking and people losing their jobs. For that matter it was not easy to get clients.
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Productive and fun workplace

The workplace at Absa is relaxed, unlike your typical call centres. The management is rather approachable and tend to lead by example, overall a good working environment

Pros

Annual bonuses

Cons

Shifts
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Above average

Absa Technology Finance book was sold with the staff Negotiations was done in an orderly manner Also Sasbo negotiated number of years service and transfer of annual leave
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Its a great environment to work in.

It feels like you are with family . Its always exciting waking up and going to work. Excellent working hours and great salary. Management and employees understand one another and have a good relationship. Bonuses are insanely nice.

Pros

Off weekends, free lunches

Cons

Retrenchments
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Innovative

The team at Absa is highly innovative and creative and the bank is responsible for the launch of exciting and new banking solutions, which makes it fun to work

Pros

constant change, working with different projects

Cons

Lack of transparency
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Great

Excellent. Good moral. Good and friendly staff. Nice incentives. Passion for sales and proctivity. Goal oriented an driven team. Teamwork is of utmost importance.
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fun productive work place

my day is simple and we work as a well oiled team in our department we manage all our own changes and movements for example wen its time to change rolls to give someone else a chance to learn we decide amongst our selves and inform management if its ok and work from there.

Pros

incentive every three months

Cons

long hours
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productive and fun workplace

I enjoyed working at asba, however they were not willing to make me a permanent employee due to restructuring. I was disappointed to leave the company for a permanent position elsewhere

Pros

Training, Opportunities to study

Cons

Work on saturdays
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Productive

Working different characters, you need to be helping at all time s and make sure you know your products. Management was very helpful. Meeting and working with people iw what enjoying the most.
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Hebben leuke tijden meegemaakt en minder leuk bij Absa

Heb geleerd om met klante om te gaan en hun problemen op te lossen. Verantwoordelijkheid geleerd. Morst soms met veel kontant omgaan. Heb hun computersysteem geleerd.

Cons

Moest drie keer solliciteren voor mijn werk.
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Good Working Enviroment

Enjoyed my short but productive stay with ABSA. It was early days which provided me experience to the job market. Social skills developed hand harnessed at ABSA.
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Good company

A generally good company to work for and their benefits are quite good the only reason why I left was because i wasn't employed permanently and I was under an agent.

Pros

Great working hours
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put more effort at making management understand what they are doing

If they invest in the employees a lot can change and be the go to bank. Was 1 of my best times in times in terms of working with clients internally but need to acknowledge more ideas from colleagues to better services.
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Goal driven and results orientated

I have worked at Absa for more than 12 years working in various departments like Marketing, Retail. I have acquired lot of experience and skills within the organization. My experience has helped to become a person that I am today, the culture of work was very pleasing because we worked as a team

Pros

job security, benefits

Cons

retrenchments
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Ive gained in how to work under pressure and well with people from different backgrounds.

Absa has groomed me as an individual. I am now able to work with various types of people, understanding their needs, being able to solution their queries, am able to utilise such skills even in my daily and personal life.

Pros

If one produces excellent results, Absa incentivise the, thus regconise perfomance.

Cons

N/a
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Sales and production

I have quite more experience in Marketing Absa product such as Absa Flexi savings, funeral plans, credit cards, savings plan, money builder account and maintaining all FICA requirement to verify Clients

Pros

Sacrificing with my lunch time

Cons

Long hours and travelling
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fun work place

the typical day at work was when we were having three regional meetings in one day and i had to multi task but it wasn't that typical because i plan my day before i start work. the most enjoyable part at work is that i get along with my colleagues and i have a good relationship with them
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Based on 1 239 reviews

Ratings by category

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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