Overall Reviews at Santam
excellent environment, spacious workplace and team leaders were well trained
santam is a remarkable company ,,,,,,,,,,,perks are exellent, diversity well balance, I achieved my COP certificate within 6 months, they always motivating their staff,i grew and learnt while working for Santam.Most importantly, the listen, they support and they take action..........THEY REALLY LOOK AFTER THEIR STAFF..........
Prosteam buiding was always something i enjoyed
Consno overtime required if you pay attention to detail
am an easygoing person and get on well with my fellow employee
• I am an easygoing person and get on well with my fellow employee
• Have excellent time management skills
• I perform well under pressure
• I can work independently and also as a team player
• Flexible as I can adapt myself to any task assigned
I am not afraid of work and eager to learn as much as possible. I adapt
very quickly to a new working environment and get along with most
people. I believe that I am more efficient when working under pressure
and get things done fast and affectively. I also find working with
people from different cultures and at corporate levels a challenge and
it inspires me to do my best in my daily duties. The more
responsibilities I have the better I function. I also believe in helping
and asking for help when matters arise. I am always searching for new
ideas to improve any working environment. My work is my passion. In the
right working environment I live to work." My goal in life is to succeed
and to do the best in whatever I do, therefore my willingness and
eagerness to learn and go the extra mile precedes me. My ability to work
hard shows that I take new challenges head on.
• Make underwriting decisions depending on risk
• Do QA of the new business coming in
• Compare rate and negotiate for better premium
• Recommend actions on the underwriting side where to cancel policies or not depending on risk
• Collate and request surveys, appointing Loss Adjusters and assessors
• Compile high value quotations
• Retain profitable business by analysing nature of claims
• Give rates comparing competitors rates to retain book
• Compile assets policy templates
The environment is great to work in, i get exposure to alot within the business and opportunities to develop. It is a pleasure to work with my team.
What i would love to see more is that when vacancies open that everyone gets a chance to be made permanent.
ProsLots of exposure and development opportunities
ConsNo real work security and at times long serving employees do not get promotions
Yes it is a fun work place
I had a competitive,challenging, fruitful and advancing 12 years at Santam. My learning experiences at Santam was rewarding and complete. My 2nd position at Santam was a finance approval clerk and my 3rd positon was an accounts payable clerk position which i just started to learn alot in the team but then finished work in 2019. I would love to return to Santam soon.
ProsSometimes we would get a coupon when on training
Friendly staff In the competitive industry of workers this company had one of the highest pay ranges and best benefits. Work/life balance was pretty flexible.
Nice company to work for
I have learned a lot. Gained exposure within the short term industry. Great leadership. Diverse culture. Great learning opportunities however there lack of growth.
Conslack of growth
Great company, Great people
Santam, Insurance Good And Proper is a great company to work for, in my current Position(WFM) i have learnt alot such as working on new systmes, attending different training sessions. The job does get Hectict at times and puts you under alot of pressure but i continue working well under pressure.
ProsFree Lunch Sometimes
ConsShort Lunch breaks
Lots of fun, exciting but also challenging environment.
I interpret motor accidents merits by applying relevant case law and law of evidence to determine negligence or legal liability. I then use my finance and accounting knowledge to estimate and ascertain amount of damages suffered. I contact the third party to negotiate and reach settlement agreements using the law of delict. If the agreement is reached I facilitate the payment.
There are lots of exciting civil law cases from which I learn everyday including those decided in the magistrate court, high court and the supreme court of appeal. On a monthly basis we take some time off from work to attend our own organised social event as a team in order to refresh our bodies and prepare them for the following month. We easily click because we know each other outside work through monthly social events. My job is tough because it’s a target based work in which you are contracted to bring a certain amount of money into the company each month; each month means new challenge and the road to success is like climbing mount Everest. However I must admit that the electric feeling you get when you reach the top is amazing. Management is supportive and encouraging towards us.
ProsTop performers get incentives including: Time off, breakfast and certificates
Productive and systems orientated
In a typical day i deal with different aspects of the recruitment process. There is so much to do that we have to meet up at least 3 times a week. With that regard i would say management are doing an effective job.
I work with various stakeholders and interact across levels.
I am required to have a good depth of knowledge with regards to recruitment related issues and processes as well as payroll processes and assessment knowledge.
The thing I enjoy about my job is the fact that it really tests everything I have studied thus far and it calls on me to really apply myself.
Prosall the system knowledge i have acquired
Santam is a very fulfilling company, with the opportunity to grow and learn about brand products, improve your personal skills and develop various qualities, while building business relationships.