Absa Group Limited
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Good place to start career, progression is tricky. Make sure you have good networks to not get stuck. Putting your head down won't guarantee success, you need to know people.
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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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Productivity and overview in the work place

Having interaction with client and resolving their issues and gong the extra mile for them. Learning management skills integrity,prosperity,communication skills,how to handle irate clients,how to solve complaints,second level support,events planning Management was very understanding,very professional,respectable, Not making target,unable to met the clients expectations Keeping the cultures alive with in the working environment,by embracing everyone's traditions. Planing events,team buildings,getting know the colleagues,inside and out of the working environment

Pros

medical aid, provident fund, Christmas parties.team buildings

Cons

night shift
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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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Sales consultant

Customer facing, Learned all aspects of products. Enjoyed servicing different kinds of clients. Hardest part is the targets but its great to work towards achieving it.
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Dynamic

In the marketing and communications roles within the group, no one day is similar to the next. I have learnt to be resilient and proactive at work. What I experienced is that the career advancement within the organization is very much linked to the relationship you have with your manager and other key individuals.
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Fun, open work enviroment

Fun and interesting meet new people everyday, always learning new things. Personal Financial management and Interpersonal communication Leadership are well trained, some lack in proper execution of management process. The hours were hard The people made work life exciting

Pros

Staff rate on banking services

Cons

Systems
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Formal

Professional and formal working environment, Salary in line with student expectand Could have a real financial future in banking Good career opportunities

Pros

Professional

Cons

None
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Very corporate environment

Learnt me alot about discipline. Policies and procedures. Rules and regulations. Enhanced my knowledge . learnt to respect Seniors as well as felliw workers.

Pros

Medical aid and pension fund

Cons

Far traveling
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difficult but fun to be at

am good at giving customer servive, panctual at love working with people my day starts at 8am with meeting and giving feedback on the progress of the previous day , targte s met and shortfalls, discussed service and how to improve shortfalls I have learned patience and not to panic, i have worked with people and learned different sides as well, i have managed people for over 6months and it was positive growth Hrdest part is meeting the deadlines within short period Happy clients and positive feedback form them
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A Friendly and enjoyable workplace

Start your day by ensuring that all previous day's workloads were finalise, addressing any issues that may have or that will arise during the course of the day. Ensuring that clients are happy with service received and relaying any company news as per management instructions. I learned that there are many factors outside of your control, to make the best of every situation, and you will never be able to please everyone all the time. Be honest and always under promise and over deliver, never the opposite. In a corporate environment there are many reporting lines and issues that arise have to be escalated as per company protocols and therefor takes time to address/resolve. To strive to be the best and build the strongest relationships by always applying best practices as every institution offers similar products so make the experience a good, memorable one, despite challenges that may arise. You are only as strong as the weakest link in the process. The hardest part would be having to take responsibility for whatever goes wrong during the process of service delivery. The most enjoyable part I'd have to say would be that you are part of fulfilling someones dream/goal.

Pros

Working off site

Cons

Not being timeousely notified of system updates/changes
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fun and productive

Absa is the best company to work for, the company benefits are the best in the industry, Absa knows how to take care and to protect their employees Thank you

Pros

good benefits

Cons

long disctance
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Productive

When I need to, bringing work home with me is not a problem. I realize the importance of meeting deadlines and getting work done on time, and sometimes that requires extra hours in the office or at home.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Long Hours
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Draining Working hours

A lot to learn but so unconducive working hours. No straight shifts and low salaries compared to workload. The people are fun and the environment, but incentives.
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productive

normal working days, had to keep customers and bankers happy at all times. Learnt alot in the banking industry such as things like "collateral" etc. hardest part was working quickly without making a mistake
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Consultant at Absa

I worked mostly night shift, was always busy as expected because people always want to be able to access their money. I learned alot of processes on the job as well as risk and assessment and how to deal with different people on a daily basis whether they were satisfied or not at the time., we were micro-managed by teamleader, supervisors and online systems that made sure we followed the breaks and call times set out for us. The hardest part of my job was the environment, there was a culture of pushing blame and mismanagement. i enjoyed being able to help people

Pros

shift allowance

Cons

Work Culturer
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Very professional

- Very stable Company and has a wide products and wide clients to deal with -Excellent customer service. -Recurring training so the staff is always knowlegable.

Pros

Achievements is being celebrated by everyone
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very productive,fun and exciting

I must say working for Absa is a valueble life experience.Since I spend 8 hours of my day at work we are one happy family.When I have problems my line manager always try to help me get a solution.I have learned so much from this company that want to take further in my working life.The hardest part of the job is when you have to be straight to the point and make sure you adhere to policies and procedure but in life one has to learn that you can not solve every problem.I enjoy my job because of the people i work with.They fun ,loving and I must say they care for one another.
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Hrd working and productive

I want to start career in banking industry and willing to work and learn as much as i can, Very ambitious young lady and dedicated, Insired and motivated. Very good in Maths and accounting and always strive for best, Easy to communicate and socialised with all different people, National. I respect time keeping and most looking forward to learn other culture and back rounds but mostly give the best of my ability and beyond.

Pros

no free bees

Cons

high
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very good place to work at and company values its employee.

behaviours we learn at work , you can put them into practice in your personal life, learn how to handle stress and work under preassure.good personal development.
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good company to work for

great company, good banking exposure, great staff, lots of development for junior staff to intermediate staff, lack of black people in top management positions

Pros

exposure

Cons

working weekends
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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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