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normal place
Data Consultant (Current Employee) –  Johannesburg, Gauteng11 February 2019
it is just normal working environment as a callcentre would be there is not much that can be said about the place as for now its going through a phase
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Challenging
Switchboard Operator (Former Employee) –  Johannesbrg, South Africa8 February 2019
Switchboard operator, answering incoming calls and internal calls to different departments. Filing clerk, dealing with queries, working within a team
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Productive fun and client orientated
Teller (Former Employee) –  Johannesburg30 January 2019
Office administrator for a Primary school,
A typical day at work would be very busy starting when you get to the office/school. Parents and learners will be waiting and you need to address them as soon as possible. Managing the office you need to make sure all employees are on time and at their desk ready for the days work when school doors open. We had a culture of working together as a team, helping each other when help is needed and assisting each other to the fullest, The most difficult part of the job is angry, complaining customers. To keep them calm and happy is not easy. The most enjoyable part of the job was when the children leave the school at the end of the primary school and they greet you and thank you for the time they could spend in the office.
Cons
Long hours
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There was no pressure, everyone does what they need to do at the same time it was fun because you had your own space.
Collection Agent (Credit Card) (Former Employee) –  Pretoria, Gauteng17 January 2019
When working for a huge company like Barclays, you have to commit yourself fully because you dealing with people's money, you have to be vigilant and mindful.
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Project related
IT Operational Manager (Former Employee) –  Johannesburg, Gauteng17 January 2019
Manage Project related escalation and manage team of PM, technical resources to deliver successful ;project and also make sure that key stakeholders are informed of the progress and milestone achieved.
Pros
achieving Critical milestone
Cons
working long hours when required to achieve critical milestone.
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Fun work place
Customer Service Clerk (Former Employee) –  Phuthaditjhaba, Free State16 January 2019
Be yourself, Be trustworthy and reliable.Learn as much as possible most importantly grow yourself.respect and live absa values, Respect, integrity,stuwardship,excellence and service.
Pros
Staff competing to achieve more than what it is expected.
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Always learning new things
IT Asset Manageer (Current Employee) –  Johannesburg7 January 2019
Typical day at work:
Getting team productive for the day
Learnt about management
Lots of polictical agenda which hampers the ability to get the job done
Workplace culture
Vibrant, exciting bunch
Hardest part of the job
Lack of change management so that we can change for the better
Most enjoyable part of job
Learning how to develop and plan structure of new system in our spae
Pros
Manage to upskil myself
Cons
Long hours
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Very good environment to work at,productive,great working hours.
Fica Compliance Quality Assurance (Former Employee) –  Waltoo Pretoria3 January 2019
Absa is a very good environment and have great working hours which balances life and job life very well,and have great benefits they offer to employees.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Underpaying
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Fun and experimental
Client Services Consultant (Former Employee) –  Pretoria, Gauteng3 January 2019
The job was good because I was still a learner, so gave me platform to learn different things and being expose as to what is being done with in the environment and there's team work and management is supportive of the staff.
Pros
Recogniton awards
Cons
N/a
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No growth within the department
Administration Clerk (Current Employee) –  Randburg3 January 2019
The company is ok but the department has no space for growth for an individual and they still use an old system in place. Change is not welcome on the space and management doesnt skills to manage people as leader because she can't handle even one on one discuss with employees.
Cons
Lots of work with no overtime and short stuff
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Good place to work for
FINANCIAL ADVISOR (Former Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape28 December 2018
ABSA amazing staff. You do training up in Johannesburg, for the Financial Advisor Role. Then they bring you back to your city and work there. Management and Employees is great. Its just that, you get paid commission which is quite hard to for.
Pros
Great Employees to work with
Cons
Commission Pay
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Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  South Africa13 December 2018
I worked at Barclays for many years, good company to work for and I gained a lot of international experience. The company has a lot of overseas custom
Pros
non
Cons
non
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Hostile Culture
Business Assurance Specialist (Current Employee) –  Auckland Park, Gauteng3 December 2018
Typical day at work is less fun and all serious. Management doesn't really show value to it's people.

Some managers believe that in order to get to the top you must back stab other people.

Less fun in general;

Always the serious stuff and work.

Less incentive schemes
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Clerk (Former Employee) –  Johannesburg22 November 2018
Working at Barclays was a long time ago and my first job. It was a good experience & grounding for people entering the job market. They provided on the job training and staff where eager to assist in your learning process.
Pros
friendly people
Cons
very blinkered about dress code
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work
Customer experience manager (Current Employee) –  Johannesburg, Gauteng2 November 2018
I enjoy what I do. I enjoy the work travel. growth is ok. management and skill enhancement needs improvement.
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The Absa Contact Center is a fun environment to work in as they always have theme days to keep the working spirit alive, however the salary increment
Services Consultant for Dealer & Low Risk Lines (Former Employee) –  Auckland Park, Gauteng20 October 2018
The Absa Contact Center is a fun environment to work in as they always have theme days, however the salary increment isn't that decent and the growth in the company isn't that constant.
Pros
Free lunch, themed days, great working environment.
Cons
No decent increment, low level of growth.
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Head of Information Technology (CIO) (Former Employee) –  South Africa8 October 2018
Great place to work. Really enjoyed it. Good opportunities to grow and learn. Balanced culture and work life balance. I would return to this company
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Solid foundation
Brand Marketing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Johannesburg. South Africa5 October 2018
Family orientated, looks after employees. Introduced paid maternity leave.
Working environment for team players and hard workers. Lots of training - especially hands on
Pros
Work from home
Cons
Long hours
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Productive and educational workplace
Universal Banker (Current Employee) –  Entebbe and Gulu3 October 2018
it fits this statement

To bring a positive change in all I do by being part of an institution that calls for total dedication, creativity and quick thinking. And to achieve proffesional and organizational growth in order to put the knowledge acquired into reality to meet the day today life challenges faced by people in different communities and businesses around the world.
Pros
non
Cons
Health care
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ABSA Africa Technology
Data integration administrator (Former Employee) –  Johannesburg, Gauteng27 September 2018
No incentives to remain employed. Low starting salary. No team work, everyone only wants to do what is required of them and not assist others or teach others.
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