Absa
3.0 of 5 8 reviews
www.absa.co.za Johannesburg, South Africa

Absa Reviews

Updated Feb 11, 2014
Absa – Cape Town – “Absa”

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3.0 8 reviews

                             

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Maria Ramos

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great people and supportive leadership

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Absa full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat place to work for an innovative and enterprising mind.

ConsFrequent process and structural changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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From one of the best companies to work for to one of the worst. And this over a 5 year time frame. Such a shame.

Specialist Manager (Former Employee)
Johannesburg (South Africa)

I worked at Absa full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDepending on the department/management that you work for, it can be very rewarding. During the first few years at Absa, I received a lot of training and support from my management team. During the last few years, after a restructuring in the division, I reported to a management team that was not competent and this created a lot of problems, to the extent that I left Absa.

ConsThere is a lot of opportunities in Absa but due to cost reductions, staff are overworked and stressed. Your work/live balance will reduce to the extent that you focus on nothing but work. This is very unhealthy. Currently, very few Absa staff is happy. When asked, most will tell you that they are in the market for a new job.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore competent management is required and you need to look after the health of your staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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its a good Company but the salaries could be better

Sales Consultant (Former Employee)
Durban (South Africa)

I worked at Absa full-time for more than 5 years

Prosits a pleasant company to work for

Consmultitaking having ti di more work with less staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to start but move on or lose your skill

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Johannesburg (South Africa)

I worked at Absa full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood place to gain knowedge

ConsWith all the changes it is dragging on and loosing focus

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Absa have always looked after me as an employee

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Johannesburg (South Africa)

I have been working at Absa full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAbsa have always looked after me as an employee. I have a lot of opportunities to advance in my career.

ConsSalaries do no remain market related for employees with long service. This mean that junior people gets appointed with a higher salary.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook after loyal staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice face value but very corporate

Assistant Private Banker (Current Employee)
Cape Town (South Africa)

I have been working at Absa full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood brand name on your cv. Big company and good value system. Good company benefits and initial competitive salary relative to other banks in South Africa.

ConsBig company. Hard to move around in the company. Micro management by Senior Leadership. Highly corporate culture. CEO is not the right person for banking industry. Annual salary increases are rediculous compared to other financial institutions. You get a good sign on salary but after that annual bonuses and salary increases are rediculous.

Advice to Senior ManagementDelegate more authority to employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Johannesburg (South Africa)

I worked at Absa full-time for more than 8 years

ProsProvides most of the benefits that other companies provide

ConsStruggling in the competitive environment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Absa is a growing bank which offers it staff extensive training however Performance appraisal need to be done effective

Sales Consultant (Former Employee)
Durban (South Africa)

I worked at Absa

ProsIt is one of the leading Banking industry thererfore you will definately get recognition from other companies.

ConsRemuneration is below the market rate.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate your staff fair and recognised them fairly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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