South African Post Office
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It was the most productive work environment to work at, I was exposed to so many different departments within the post office and was able to build my knowledge and experience about the service provided.
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None
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None
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Nice to work there. Benefits are worth working there. Growth and development is something that you will get. Security and having a culture of safe working environment
Pros
Growth
Cons
Not enough projects
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I suggest that Post office to be privatized so that the culture can change and the company will start make profit and win the trust of the community back.
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Learn as much as you can always be ready to learn new systems Always be willing to be located in different branches be ready to even manage a branch.
Pros
non
Cons
long hours
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Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Examine, sort, and route mail. Load, operate, and occasionally adjust and repair mail processing, sorting, and canceling machinery. Keep records of shipments, pouches, and sacks; and other duties related to mail handling within the postal service.
Cons
Long Hours and over time and night shifts
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The Post Office is a great company to work for. Over 34 years where I worked in various departments, I was seldom held back in terms of personal development (studies) but in terms of career advancement, employment equity was not applied and implemented fairly. I suppose that the influence of the human element in Human Capital cannot be ruled out. I enjoyed being able to make a positive impact to fellow workers and the citizens of SA who we were appointed to serve. The culture at the PO is awesome and when I had personal family tragedy with the passing of my mother, the sense of family through the support I received from colleagues across the country was overwhelming. travelling overseas and being allowed to share my management skills with the Independent Electoral Commission in thew first Democratic elections in 1994, are some momentous highlights of a career that I am extremely proud of.
Pros
Great culture
Cons
Incompetent colleagues
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Customer Service Customer enquiries Banking Certification Dispatching of mail Receiving of mail Assets Control Track and trace of the parcels Checking Transactions Recording of the transactions Managing of the staff Attending meetings Opening and Closing of the office Queue management
Pros
Lunch Boxes
Cons
Weekends and long hours
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I started from university to be a teller, then Management Accountant and finally Manager: CMA. The management were keen to develop women, the Post Office from turned from loss making to profit making entity every employee was involved in turnaround strategy. The most enjoyable part of the job was when new products were introduced to the system.
Pros
Everyone wanted to excel
Cons
Unregulated businesses which were Post Office competition
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I enjoyed working independently. Flexibility, excellent workplace culture. Job demanded my full involvement. Travelling long distance from Johannesburg was a huge challenge.
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We had to work long hours, I have learn how to be strong and have a good attitude, The management was not that bad even my co- workers .When I get paid
Pros
going home early
Cons
long hours
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Working at south african post office as a postal retail agent it is fun and challenging at the same time. Gave me me lot of experience because I was doing some of the book keeping managing company's assets and handling company's money. I became much more responsible. Working with different people each an every day taught me how to deal with customers problems how to solve the problem when the customer is unsatisfied with our service.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours, no leave
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This is a place I could have grown in. Had i stayed I would have been an HRBP by now. I gained a lot of experience there and found my corporate identity and my professionalism.
Pros
Growth
Cons
Political Influences brought company down
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Professional and friendly management always there to assist during challenging job operations. I learned that Working as team always resulted in excellent crime combat. Coorworkers were always available to work as a team and loved getting together even outside working environment as a result there was no hardships in job performances. The finalazation of founded cases was always an enjoyable part of my job performances
Pros
free Christmas parties 8
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My first day at work was most unforgettable, when doing staff greeting it was awesome and day was very short. The staff was friendly those the majority was whites they welcomed me. Management was also good they told about starting and finishing time. They showed my supervisor, It was an old white lady. My job trainer was my co-worker very friendly and reliable. The hardest part of the job was meeting targets. The most enjoyable part was to work with computer it was my first experience
Pros
No
Cons
8hours
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A day at work would usually start by arriving at a branch in the early hours of the morning. All relevant procedures and processes would be examined and guidance provided on the correct operational methods. While this verifications are conducted, level one training is provided as and where needed, documents completed and discussed, corrective and preventative actions identified after core non conformances were identified and corrected. The day is usually closed off with a exit interviews where after relevant progression reports are completed, performance measurements finalised and actions taken recorded. Report are forwarded to all involved and interested parties for evaluation and continued monitorring
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Interacting with various computer end users at all levels, novice to expects regarding computer problems. I learnt a lot with dealing with different types of people. As a national first contact center for IT support for South African Post Office employees we always share information and try to assist each other as team members. The challenges arise when maybe dealing with a novice user and South African Post Office users are illiterate and in some cases the language is a problem and you have to try and assist that person telephonically. The enjoyable part is when you successfully assist someone and you some sort build a relationship with that person and the next time they call they remember you.
Pros
you work shifts and there is a standby allowance
Cons
you support large number of users
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It is a fairly excellent public institution which was unfortunately well managed at the highest managerial level, hence the current difficulties. Typical day at work involves interactions at all levels within the organization and externally. Excellent supervisors whop have confidence in their juniors to do what is required of them. Co-workers excellent professional who showed maturity by being able to perform independently and meeting datelines and being extremely productive. The hardest part was interacting with various unions with different agendas. The most enjoyable part is obviously imparting skills to employees, them graduating and being able to effectively utilize those skills in their work environment and seeing them climb the ladder within or outside the organization because of the newly acquired skills.
Pros
Peformance bonuses
Cons
Long and extended travels
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a typical day at work will mean me answering telephone from clients all over the world and I have attended several training during my experience and the highlight was being accredited as a facilitator and implementer of company's best practices in becoming world class unfortunately my co workers are old people and are resistance to change and their comfortable in their own space the hardest part of the job is always fixing the wrong of the subordinates yet gaining experience at the same time and them repeating the same mistakes time and again the most part of the job is doing what I do bets and even my manage does not know how I do it
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Engage with a lot of stakeholders Elicit requirements from various Business Units Compile Documents (BRS, FRS) Attend meetings to draft solutions Present solutions and recommendations
Pros
Flexible working hours
Cons
Too many irrelevant processes to follow
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Working at a fast pass Long hours Good Benefits such as 13th cheque and salary increases Proper leave periods Creating you own environment and atmostphere
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Reconcile general ledger accounts Process EFT payments Capturing of journals running the audit trial Learning how to prepare Financial statements for company properties
Pros
None
Cons
more work load
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