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Alexander Forbes Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2019

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Alexander Forbes Group Chief Executive Andrew A. Darfoor
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4 Ratings
  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Head Employee Relations 

    I have been working at Alexander Forbes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Consistent fair equal easy environment great people

    Cons

    Growth opportunities limited comfort zone

    Alexander Forbes2016-06-24
  2. "Alexander Forbes"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Johannesburg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alexander Forbes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many divisions so many opportunities to explore

    Cons

    Lots of politics to navigate

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    Alexander Forbes2019-09-10
  3. "Excellent employer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Nairobi

    I worked at Alexander Forbes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The focus on employee development and training was unparalleled

    Cons

    Excellent staff became extremely competitive and AF then became a poaching ground for others. At the time, there was no concrete talent retention plan in place

    Alexander Forbes2019-08-05
  4. "Satisfied employee"

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    Current Employee - Employee Benefits Specialist in Sandton
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at real turnaround from the way things were, pleasant now good benefits, salary bands could be better though

    Cons

    Performance ratings are not very indicative of an individuals personal performance

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    Alexander Forbes2019-05-13
  5. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Analyst in Sandton
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alexander Forbes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work on different systems, learn a lot from colleagues

    Cons

    Salary, far from home,sometimes long hours

    Alexander Forbes2019-04-26
  6. "Room for a lot of improvements"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Consultant 

    I worked at Alexander Forbes full-time

    Pros

    Well established company with a good reputation.

    Cons

    Too many redtape and old ways of doing business.

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    Alexander Forbes2019-04-17
  7. "Good Employer"

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    Former Employee - Pension Consultant in Nairobi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alexander Forbes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Definitely of the best employers in terms of training, employee engagement and benefits package.

    Cons

    Hard to transfer to other departments, division or subsidiary if looking for career advancement.

    Alexander Forbes2019-01-15
  8. "Complete lack of engagement and care towards their staff."

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    I have been working at Alexander Forbes

    Pros

    Unfortunately there are none that come to mind!

    Cons

    No respect or empathy towards staff. No career growth opportunities. Not an employee uplifting environment.

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    Alexander Forbes2018-11-18
  9. "Internship"

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     in Sandton

    I worked at Alexander Forbes for more than a year

    Pros

    Good overall training was given

    Cons

    Only a short Internship, did not experience cons

    Alexander Forbes2018-10-05
  10. "Senior Actuarial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Sandton
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Generous study policy; -Nice building; -Good opportunity to develop formative skills;

    Cons

    -Work is very static; -Traditional actuarial roles don't have growth opportunities/prospects; -Low morale and unhappiness across the group; -highly elevated staff turnover in recent times.

    Alexander Forbes2018-09-10
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