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I am always willing to learn new things , love work that is challenging .

i work from 8 to 4 on daily basis face to face interaction with clients. i have a very good relationship with co-workers help each other lean new things everyday. I never knew other languages and have leant through talking to client of different cultures and race. i enjoy working with clients they make you to be strong cause not all client come to the office happy you have to listen to them even if when they are shouting at you or swearing the customer is always right and you have to make sure that every client walks out happy receive good service . most challenging aspect is you have to make decisions on your own that will not impact on the business take ownership and put yourself into customers shoes.

Pros: growth through difference divisions
Cons: working overtime

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Data capture, filling, admin work. controlling new business

advertising and marketing new product in the insurance company , new policy e.g, funeral policy, investment, and life cover, retirement, hospital plan, and also can offer an loan to the clients, offer share to potential clients.

Pros: controlling the pending NTU and lapses
Cons: 9 hours

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Mature, reliable and consistent in approach.

As a Financial Advisor, you have to find new Clients/Orphan clients to serve and assist with their financial goals. The main objective is to establish the financial needs and solution. As most clients do not understand it themselves, it could take up a lot of one's time to do the administration and paperwork with no financial gain. This frustrates all of the advisors. It is not easy to build trust and obtain the correct information (it's time-consuming and competitive). In the meantime you have to be able to support yourself financially. The first 3-years in the industry is hectic, therefore it is stressful and you have to have a positive attitude among one another and towards the industry. It is expected of you to attend regular training sessions, meetings, etc. You are always learning. Like all of us, we get a feeling of accomplishment, once a policy has been issued and a client has provided for his/her unforeseen circumstances. The position is not office-based nor office hours.

Pros: To build up a practice
Cons: Commission based only, timeously and costly

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Excellent culture and exposure to HR Function

Sanlam has been a great learning curve and have been exposed to great new ways of internal client interaction within HR. We have a great culture where we have the autonomy to make decisions and work independently.

Pros: Financial Services Industry is fast pased
Cons: Constant change in the industry

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No growth from PA.

I think that Sanlam is a good company with great career opportunities and offers the public wonderful insurance packages that are trusted by a lot. This company has enabled me to grow in the administration field and made me the person I am today.

Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a

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Exellent learning curve

My typical day at work would be prospecting of clients meaning I would be calling to make appointments then do so administration then I would go out to make money by meeting clients. I had a very good relationship with my manager as he he was the one who had to review my cases submitted and we would normally have one on one meetings every week to discuss business and my progress. I think I enjoy the drive and whole target related situation as it pushes me to go out and do better but in general my job was stressfull because without any clients I don't get paid.

Pros: Meet a lot of different people and you are able to adapt to different people.
Cons: Commission based salary

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ive been in the same company (Sanlam) more than 5 years . ive learnt to be a team player . communication skills have improved and ive learned a lot in terms of my accounting skills

Pros: good working enviroment
Cons: distance from home to work is too large

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Great learning curve

I have developed strong admin skills and reception skills that have enabled me to build a record of sustained reception lady.i thrive or challenge and change and i look forward to new opportunities to build positive customer relations every day. I beleive as as reception lady for a company my energy and creativity in tackling problems will make a positive contribution .i am equally comfortable working independently to meet company goals as well as collaboratively as part of a team.

Pros: Better career prospects
Cons: Long working hourd

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I have grade 12 NQF 4 qualification and admin experience of 2 years

I am a loyal, friendly person I am a highly dedicated individual, motivated and self-driven. I am well organized, work well under pressure, I know how to work with people and I enjoy working with people. I can work individually or with a team, admin work is my favorite and I adapt easily to change, situation or new environment. I am able to solve problems and handle conflict and work efficiently with people. My skills are as follow Computer literate, organized, communication both written and verbal, I am fluent in three different languages, namely Afrikaans, English and xhosa I am responsible, word, excel and outlook

Pros: i am willing to do my work and respect those i work with
Cons: i expect those that i work with to treat me with respect

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Very Progressive & Transforming Company

Very Progressive & Transforming Company. Good Training & Development Opportunities. Limited Promotional Opportunities. In General the People are great.

Pros: Lots of Development Opportunities
Cons: Not Dynamic & Agile

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