Alexander Forbes

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Alexander Forbes Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
3 Reviews
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  1.  

    Useful stepping stone, but not somewhere to stay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Alexander Forbes full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Due to the size of the department, there was the ability to take on a world of responsibilities. In terms of networking it was possible to meet some senior people. They will send you on CPD courses if you present a convincing business case.

    Cons

    Again, due to the department, it was possible that you could easily be taken for granted with more and more work piled upon you. Unfortunately at the time I worked there in order to create efficiencies in their IT infrastructure they needed a dedicated developer. As a technical assistant I did not have the background of a developer, but still developed databases to assist with the efficiency of the department, however the remuneration was not appropriate for this function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was bullying in the workplace, having reported this to HR little appeared to have been done, other than sending the individual responsible on a training course.

    Advice to managment would be to pay attention to team morale and respond accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overworked, underpaid, not respected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project in Croydon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project in Croydon, England (UK)

    I worked at Alexander Forbes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, pulled together in times of need
    Okay offices
    Good resources

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations from senior management
    Unfair salaries - set too far apart from mid-rank to next level up
    No support from senior management
    Individual opinions not respected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your teams. They might actually know more than you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Introductory Experience to the Corporate world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Sandton (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Sandton (South Africa)

    I have been working at Alexander Forbes full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The People I work with

    Cons

    The structure of the work organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though we Here to Serve our clients, the Company should place its employee first as well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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