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Insurance field is not a narrow field, learned a lot about short term and long term insurance, business insurance, business life insurance, investments and tax.

This is not a place to work if you prefer slow paced work.
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You'll be stuck at an entry level job for years no matter the amount of effort you put in and qualification you have. Rather work for a company that has been around for long time that actually has room for you to grow and where they cannot exploit your knowledge and skills to do menial work.
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Typical Day at work: Resolving issues immediately, dealing with operational requests and invesigating pro-active alerts to mitigate future impact
What I learnt: New requests create new learning paths to the all the technologies we use especially cloud environments

Management: We can all do better

Workplace Culture: Easy to approach and always supportive of other teams and clients

The Hardest part of the job: Aspiring for perfection from start to finish

The Most enjoyable part of the job: Learning something new and completing it perfectly and ahead of schedule
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Good company to work for. interesting career fields, good benefits, learnt a lot about myself, culture is great, vary diverse workforce.

A typical day at work is challenging, fast paced and interesting.
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Fabulous company to work for - just a struggle to balance work / home. Very innovative with a vision that they believe in and strive towards. Advancement is not consistent
Pros
Financially stable company
Cons
Long hours
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was a corporate environment and very challenging. we had a lot of movement within the company which made it to feel a little insecure. The advantages of working within Discovery were great, it was a top company with many people wanting to work there. It was centrally located and everything was in the building, no need to leave
Pros
exercise facilities
Cons
teams were very small
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Discovery is a well known and reputable Insurance company.

Both my roles were in the sales and distribution departments. Sales targets were mostly focused on.


It was fun, young vibrant team. Can get stressful, sometimes we would meet target on the last hour, the pressure was on, however, manageable.


Management was supportive and encouraging.


Hardest part - it's a sales environment, not meeting target was not fun.


Most enjoyable part - buzz in the call centres, team-buildings and outings and off course, meeting targets and smiling to the bank
Pros
Free lunches when we work late nights
Cons
Far from home
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no complaints , its great company, few bad seeds but overall an amazing company to work for. learnt a lot, work culture was brillant,CSI activities were fun, great employee appreciation
Pros
employee appreciation, free lunch, gifts, prizes
Cons
long hours, few bad team leaders (not as a whole)
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Working for Discovery is an empowering experience and the organisational values and leadership chatter are taken really seriously.

Dealing with people and always striving to liberate the best in them is really challenging but the perks that come with seeing staff grow and progress professionally is priceless. Discovery gives leaders the platform to perform and grow and this really make working for Discovery a great honour.
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My day start at 7 and end at 15.30
Its a very slow day and there has not been much work

Do work for a few hours then do nothing for the rest of the day

The workplace is a buzz with talk and mostly social

Please understand that not working can get very boring

Gym is currently my most enjoyable part of my day.

Management don't really take the time to talk to us. There is a selective few that they communicate with.
Pros
Free coffee
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I learnt a lot about client services in this position - as well as the huge potential cross selling holds. Was great earning a good, fixed monthly income
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There are many highly knowledgeable and interesting people to work with and learn from, due to the large amount of staff and various departments / businesses that fall under Discovery Holdings.
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It is a financial environment with a lot of fun and entertainment and recognition of employees. Its a corporate environment with transparency in terms of their processes.
Pros
No
Cons
No
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brought out a innovative spirit in me that boosted my mental capability and motivated me in being self sufficient. Had excellent assistance with problems and queries.
Pros
advanced knowledge on upcoming changes
Cons
always long hours
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Medical Management Division, Fast paces, working with hospitals, Drs, Sisters and Nurses.
Pre-authorisations of all hospital procedures. Working with ICD
Pros
Incentives
Cons
Long hours
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Busy call center and enjoyable
I learned to work well with a team

Management was not the greatest

Great work culture and values

The hardest part was incentive as well as salary

I learned something new on a daily basis
Pros
Great company to work for in regards to personal growth
Cons
Salary
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I Joined Discovery Holding inexperienced and I have the opportunity to learn from the best. The mentor ship and management was supportive and they adhere to their values
Pros
Lot of team building
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Discovery is all about been number 1 in all that they do.
The customer is always King. Discovery is proud to providing a great work environment. They only want staff that are up for hard honest work. You are expected to always be learning and loads of training is provided and encouraged. They expect the best from you and in return provide a healthy working environment with excellent benefits.They see there staff not as a single person, but also aware that you have a family and try provide a balanced lifestyle.

They reward you well for your hard work and as a result attracted the cream of the crop.
Pros
Great team environment
Cons
none
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An excellent company that brings out the best qualities in an employee.
Good money making opportunity but growth takes a little long.

Good place for long term
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Very nice environment and the culture associated with this company is fantastic. The offices are very clean and very friendly. I enjoyed working in this company. I was at my happiest
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Management of People and conduction research and compliance related research about insurance policies, Deal with daily administration. Assisted other employees with various tasks which they struggled with. Management of Office.

I learned how to deal with situations, Meeting deadlines and the ability to interact with people from all paths of life.
Pros
Insurance, Vitality, Bonus, Salary Increase
Cons
Long hours, A lot of work
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