I thoroughly enjoy the culture at Standard Bank. They are very progressive in many ways, working from home policy. I’ve been involved in many interesting projects and have had many great travel opportunities through work. Standard Bank takes very good care of staff when travelling Only negative is that there is no room for progression and growth within the bank if you are not in a certain designated race group.
Pros: Work from home and no micromanagement
Cons: No growth opportunities
Organising skills and communication
• Timeous receipt, analysis, and response of Section 27 requests received from the FIC and subpoenas from Group Legal. • Ensuring that the bank’s products and services are not abused by money launderers, and to ensure the ongoing capability to detect and report suspicious transactions. • Gather and capture information to ensure a streamlined workflow in the unit. • Regulatory Reporting by capturing of detailed suspicious transaction reports to the FIC. • Keep records and fill of all documentation and information provided regarding the Suspicious Transaction Reporting (STR) activities. • Ensure that all STR’s files are filed correctly to allow for easy retrieval. Preparing documentation for responses to regulatory requests received. Understand the banking source systems and ability to interpret output received in the investigation and analysis process.
Pros: I have been lucky enough to travel and train in other countries about compliance
Cons: I dont like working shifts
My role as a Specialist in Transactional Product banking services is primarily a sales position; focusing at initiating sales and performing an advisory function for new client acquisition, cross-selling and up-selling initiatives across business banking clients. My responsibilities also entail converting leads, retaining and growing my portfolio of transactional banking clients.
Pros: Exciting and fun
Cons: Long hours at time
The time I worked at the bank I learnt a lot
On a day to day the work load was alot as we were always short staff. Trying to reach your daily target was sometimes very difficult as you could never only focus on one job. I had a good relationship with the people I worked with. Good understanding and communication. I learnt how to manage a team and take control of a situation. The most challenging aspect of the job was when the systems would not work properly and you still have to reach your target for the day.
Pros: Exposure in the company
Cons: Short staff.
Every day is extremely busy and on the go. Get on very well with team members and feels like home from home. I learnt and have experience in project management, which I obtained in my last three and a half years. I enjoy working with people and making sure that everything is done and up to date. No security in this position, as I am a contractor.
Pros: Experience in project manager and close to home.
Cons: Having a contract, does not guarantee your job.
Great customer centricity
Great customer centricity, leadership roles are used efficiently to guide subordinates. Great opportunities to learn and be empowered .Customer base is growing everyday which gives an opportunity to learn and meet different characters
Pros: opportunities to grow, information about the business are shared up to the lowest managerial level and subordinates.
Cons: in other regions there are silo's which can impede growth
Excellent Learning curve
It does not take care of the interest of the customer, sometimes it’s good to know exactly how your employees are feeling and the decisions they take, I feel like they dnt support us, especially wen it comes to stuff desciplines, they dnt give a fair chance to its employee, they let clients abuse their workers
Pros: Opprtunities they encouraged us to study
Cons: Long working hours
Good job i have gain vailable experience.
my work place is very wonderful place to be from the safety to the culture of the company everything is transparent they always promote good work relationships as we in most cases work as a team. i have the best co-workers that we are close in such a way that i confused them with my siblings. what i have learned is that unity is the best tool that can be used to achieve goals. what i have enjoy the most is the fact that we all both different from our background but when we at work we are equal and both given same treatment. thew most challenging aspect of the job is balancing between work and school as i was in a learnership but i manage to pass as i got the best mentors to help me.
Pros: good company to work for
Cons: normal working hours
I am hard working individual who works well under pressure. I'm eager to learn and show case my skills. I have good interpersonal skills and negotiation skills. Have previously worked for financial institute, currently worked at Standard Bank as Account management consultant, looking forward to join a winning. I have excellent working relationships with my Co workers,we have built a great team sprit to ensure positive and effective working environment. I'm a natural problem solver the forecast I find it rewarding to dig deep to uncover solutions to problems, whether dealing with Irate clients or solving customer queries. The most challenging aspect of my job is working flexible hours, not having straight shifts but managed to balance over couple of years.
Pros: Great opportunity for growth
Cons: Working late shifts
Adapt easily I'm new environment
I currently work as a quality engineer. I have 9 months experience in automation. Selenium coding with java and cucumber plugin. I log stories and tasks on jira as well as bugs. And do defect management
Pros: Great learning environment
Cons: Normal working hours
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