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Investec Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investec

    Pros

    Great team of people, good relationships with clients, small office.

    Cons

    There were no cons at this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Investec

    Pros

    I worked with a great group of people. There is little to no bureaucracy in day to day activities. It was a small group and they taught me a lot.

    Cons

    Didn't have tons of work to do all of the time. I found that it wasn't the direction I wanted to take.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. I would say the people I worked for were incredibly competent and intelligent. I learned a lot.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investec

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere. Very intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    boring
    slow
    rubbish
    awful
    just the worst

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  5.  

    Internship in structured products

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Investec as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were very friendly and nice environment to work in. They put a lot of emphasis on getting to know each other through regular social activities in and out o the office.

    Cons

    Internship program wasn't well organised, didn't give me any particular tasks to do and did not take the time to really explain the job correcly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Asset management Johannesburg office. Advisor liaison consultant

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    Former Employee - Advisor Liaison Consultant in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Advisor Liaison Consultant in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Investec full-time

    Pros

    Sink or swim culture so you learn a lot
    Staff shares
    Sponsored studies
    Central location
    Canteen and restaurant in building

    Cons

    You are stuck in the same role. have to play games to maybe get ahead
    Low salary and little inventive. You have to work hard and fast in this role but the effort is not worth it
    If you are black and want to progress to a client facing role it won't happen from the advisor liaison role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and develop hard workers
    Don't be so resistant to transformation in client facing jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Never leave!

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great, relaxed work environment. Very intelligent colleagues. Work life balance. Great place to work. With hindsight, I should never have left!

    Cons

    There are no real cons. They treat their staff so well, mid year and Xmas parties are immense, team off sites twice a year, they hire well and they keep their staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good working environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investec

    Pros

    ambitious peers, training was awesome, culture was very good. Was very friendly with all my co-workers. Loved the location of the offices

    Cons

    long hours. Often working weekends is not my idea of an amazing job, but hey Banking is Banking! Put in those hours to get ahead!

  9.  

    Great place to work if you are up for a challenge

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture - Flat structure, good to their staff on remuneration and training. Innovative and exciting environment. Freedom to operate, often doesn't feel like a bank.

    Cons

    Its a competitive environment and culture is VERY important, you won't last if you don't fit in. There are a lot of silos in the operation, not a lot of collaboration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wealth Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investec

    Pros

    A can do attitude and strong team ethic

    Cons

    Management do not accept or appreciate criticism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less aggression is a good thing!

  11.  

    Private Banker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Private Banker in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Private Banker in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic office culture. Good exposure to traditional banking products if new to banking.

    Cons

    Easy to outgrow role, and not a lot of room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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