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Alexander Forbes Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Employee Relations
    Current Employee - Head Employee Relations

    I have been working at Alexander Forbes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Consistent fair equal easy environment great people

    Cons

    Growth opportunities limited comfort zone


  2. "Investment analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Sandton (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Sandton (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alexander Forbes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities available
    Very friendly culture
    Great client exposure
    Other benefits such as paid leave, sick leave, retirement contribution is reasonable

    Cons

    Career progression not clear
    Salary not competitive
    Junior staff keeps leaving due to terrible treatment from the seniors
    Management won't do much to keep junior staff happy

    Advice to Management

    Make career progression clear

  3. "Great organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst Developer in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Analyst Developer in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alexander Forbes (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits. It has an inclusive and learning culture.

    Cons

    The company does not have major cons that should really affect employees satisfaction levels.


  4. "IT Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have very good conditions of Services

    Cons

    The dont have a good structure in management

    Advice to Management

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  5. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alexander Forbes full-time

    Pros

    You get to work independently and so make use of all your skills in closing business deals without being hindered by restrictive organizational bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Independence means that no one's looking over your shoulder. It also means that your appraisals are pretty tough as you have to justify what you have been doing all this time!

    Advice to Management

    Allow the subsidiary companies to implement their own innovations that are unique to their target markets. This will fuel more growth.


  6. "senior it audit manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Alexander Forbes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it was a great company to work for with fantastic growth opportunities

    Cons

    They do not operate in UK and only in south africa and I wanted international exposure

    Advice to Management

    keep doing the good work


  7. "Pension Administrator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pension Administrator in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Pension Administrator in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alexander Forbes (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy given to do your work and lots of opportunities to learn. Team were great and most managers too.

    Cons

    Inter-department miscommunication and limited growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities within the company structure for all to grow.

  8. "Mr"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alexander Forbes full-time

    Pros

    It's very good company to work for fresh from school for working experience.

    Cons

    Understuffed with lot of work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Hire stuff to equal the work.


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and no weekends

    Cons

    Weak HR policies
    Career growth not defined


  10. "analysis funds, calculations on funds"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits and team

    Cons

    Low salary, not much room for growth


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