Working at Sanlam: Company Overview and Reviews

748 reviews
Sanlam Ratings
Average rating of 748 reviews on Indeed
3,7Work-Life Balance
3,5Pay & Benefits
3,5Job Security & Advancement
2 Strand Road Bellville South Africa
$25M to $100M (USD)
Banks and Financial Services

Popular jobs at Sanlam

 Average SalarySalary Range
Financial Advisor
5 salaries reported
R17 800
per month
R1 100-R41 000
Sales Representative
2 salaries reported
R9 000
per month
R2 700-R18 000
Sales Consultant
1 salary reported
R13 000
per month
R6 500-R20 000
Sales Manager
1 salary reported
R40 000
per month
R20 000-R60 000
Personal Assistant
2 salaries reported
R4 500
per month
R2 000-R7 700
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 529 reviews

Sanlam Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Sanlam

Program Manager | Bellville, Western Cape | 14 Jan 2014
Excellent company to contribute to career opportunities.
A very professional and specialized organisation with many opportunities to suit a vast variety of individuals. Challenging and fast pace Project environment. The emphasis is on the Business.
ProsNorthern Suburbs
Security Administrator | Cape Town, Western Cape | 30 Dec 2016
Very Good Environment
I have worked in 2 different departments within sanlam and both have different environments according to the different structures, management styles and needs. The latest environment I worked in (Information Security) was a great work space, with a strict, knowledgeable and understanding manager. The company as a whole is a great company to work for with good employee benefits. It has a Afrikaans traditional history, overtime it has moved towards a balanced multicultural workplace.
ProsGuaranteed Bonus, Performance Bonus, Free Tea and coffee
Administrator | Bellville, Western Cape | 08 Apr 2020
Focus driven company but with the ability to care for their employees
The culture at the company is of such a nature that you want to excel. Usually, your day starts with a team meeting where the day's objectives are discussed. In the environment that I worked in was within a small team environment (15 people +/-) which was conducive for team moral. They have some of the best managers with the integrity to understand about being target driven but also about being people-orientated.
Sales Support Representative | Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal | 04 Feb 2020
Great Companu
It is a great cpany to work for and there is growth if you are hungry enough. You might think that you do something everyday but the beauty of it is that you dont deal with the daily challenges the same way.
Financial Advisor | Cape Town, Western Cape | 13 Jan 2020
Friendly professional environment, continuous product and industry training
As an Authorised Principal, I learnt a lot about corporate rules and regulations. Learnt to recruit, manage and mentor Financial Advisers. Learnt management skills and. Workplace culture is friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job was that our agreements changed, systems changed, products changed and requirements to write new business changed and that affected my income and financial sustainability.
Facilities Manager | East London, Eastern Cape | 02 Apr 2014
Company that create opportunities to grow individually
I was afforded various opportunities to grow myself by hard work and accepting every challenge that came my way. The company allowed me to grow in the business fraternity as I served on various business and public forums such as SAPOA, Vice Chairman of the Afrikaans Chamber of Commerce, I represented Sanlam Properties at the Peace Committees during the build up to the 1994 inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the first elected black president of SA. Whilst in East London, I got the company to sponsor a conference in conjunction with SAPOA to meet with some of core group of American who had changed The Bronx in New York to a small Disney World where people could walk about freely, enjoying restaurants and many other activities. The core of the success in The Bronx was the buy in of property owners whom contributed a special levy from which the area was managed by a core group of as well as people supplying all essential services like security and cleaning etc. I have also amongst my general leasing responsibilities negotiated long term leases with The Special Heath Investigating Unit (PWD- 4784/m2 for 10 years), the Local Council who leased five floors of office space from us also in East London and various other big leasing contacts with national tenants. In conclusion the company create opportunities for growth, one must identify this and take up every challenge that comes your way
ProsCareer growth opportunities
Sales Consultant | Cape Town, Western Cape | 15 Dec 2019
Good company
Good & descent company to work for. Good working environment , love the culture,good salary & benefits. Market related salary.Team buildings etc.....
Finance Assistant | Tygervalley, Western Cape | 10 Oct 2018
Productive, supportive, efficient and a cool workplace
Productive, supportive, efficient and a cool workplace. The company looks after their employees, and very well. So it is the responsibility of each employee to look after the company. SANLAM Investments is the place where i would love to work for the rest of my life.
ProsFantastic lunches at the canteen.
ConsNo cons, nothing.
Commissioner | Bellville, Western Cape | 06 Jul 2018
Productive workplace
Good Day A typical day in my life is to get to work not knowing what to expect happens most of the time. I then arrange my work according to importance. I learned that no matter what comes my way I am adult enough to face any challenge. Management is always flexible and accommodative and they are easy to work with even though they are strict. The hardest part of my job is to constantly follow-up with management on approvals as most of the top management is located in Johannesburg. I enjoy working with all the people in the different regions on a daily basis.
ProsFlexible working hours
Human Resources Intern | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 14 Oct 2015
fun work place with great support from management. gives you opportunities to grow with the workplace as well as personally . invest in you.
Prosawards, extra activiries like soccer, sociable, herutage days, casual days
Conslong hours of training

Questions And Answers about Sanlam

What should you wear to an interview at Sanlam?
Asked 09 Apr 2017
Formal wear is the best, wear something you comfortable in and remember first impression always last.
Answered 26 Sep 2019
I will wear formal
Answered 24 Aug 2019
How did you feel about telling people you worked at Sanlam?
Asked 29 Mar 2017
I feel good
Answered 24 Aug 2019
Proud as it is one of the biggest companies in the country.
Answered 09 Jun 2019
Does Sanlam require background check? What kind of background check does Sanlam do and how long does Sanlam take to complete a background check?
Asked 27 Feb 2017
Credit and criminal checks took about a day
Answered 11 Mar 2019
Yes they do. They have a department that does criminal checks and verification on academics
Answered 09 Feb 2019
What are the perks offered by Sanlam?
Asked 23 Feb 2017
Staff pension
Answered 16 May 2019
Pension fund, group life and medical aid
Answered 20 Aug 2018
What questions did they ask during your interview at Sanlam?
Asked 23 May 2017
Disgraceful conduct by a young DM. Panel interview consisted of 2 people in a tiny room. Irrelevant questions asked.
Answered 13 Apr 2019
Regarding the sales front.
Answered 11 Mar 2019