Legal & General Group

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Legal & General Group Reviews

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
34 Reviews
3.3
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Surrenders Customer Services Agent in Brighton, England
    Former Employee - Surrenders Customer Services Agent in Brighton, England

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, detailed training plan, friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Legal and General has an obvious corporate vibe, progression seemed like it would be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have comments for management. I was always very impressed with the level of help and guidance received from upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great People, Great environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Kingswood, South East England, England
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Kingswood, South East England, England

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As in the Title the people are fantastic, it si an company where you can get stuff done without being dragged into the politics to much however if you are a political animal it has plenty of games to play !

    The offices in Kingswood are fantastic with great facilities including a pool, gym and loads of pitches for all sports. Good canteen and coffee bar and very clean and well maintained, car park can be interesting at times but overall 5* for a working environment.

    Benefits package is always good, especially and unsurprisingly the pension is fantastic.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of change in recent years which has a negative impact on staff moral but as an outsider I can still see what a great place to work L&G is.

    Communication from managers to staff has always been an issue and I belive this is still the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to love your staff again, the ethos has always been an arm around the shoulder and positive encouragement instead of a stick, make sure you return fully to that ethos as a happy workforce is a dynamic, focused workforce..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legal & General Group

    Pros

    Interesting people and lots of work to do

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes the work is repetitive

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  5.  

    Used to be great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities for flexible working = very family friendly. Great company values.

    Cons

    Recent restructures have cleared the decks and a lot of knowledge and the great 'family' atmosphere has been lost. Inconsistent messages from the top - e.g. company values and delivery of strategy seem to have become misaligned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure methods for delivering strategy don't compromise/conradict company values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Perks - Awful management, Awful Corporate Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Kingswood, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Kingswood, South East England, England

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexi-Time, company funded pension scheme, nice offices, comprehensive death in service benefits, lots of employee discounts.

    Cons

    The company is a bureacratic nightmare, where key decisions often take forever to make, if at all. Senior management talk constantly about trying to engage with employees and fix problems, yet only ever show real interest in performance against targets, not the fundamentals that underpin and ultimately affect them. Shortsighted business planning, and decison making processes that frankly beggar belief. The list goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen. Just listen. Then start to consider the long term impact of the decisions you make. It isn't all about this quarter's results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyable experience, company cares about its employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Hove, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Hove, England

    I have been working at Legal & General Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture. They have good opportunities within the company to move internally.
    They provide lots of benefits and programs and workshops to help employees.

    Cons

    In the hove office they use a work tracking system which is a good way to assess performance for repetitive boring work. But for work where you actually use thinking skills learned at university it is awful. So do not work in customer service function here you will spend long periods not thinking. Also incompetent people are employed for contracting and good employees aren't sufficiently rewarded. Some line managers set strict time limits for tasks where you aren't given time to check your work. So you are like a hamster in a wheel and get marked down if you check work. So you get marked down for human error. Also you have to stay quiet and not confront poor practices due to risk of line manager not liking you and firing you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give responsibility to competent people. Assess appropriateness of workloads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Manager
    Former Employee - Team Manager

    I worked at Legal & General Group part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent package, Very good pension scheme, Very good career opportunities

    Cons

    Senior management out of touch of the real processing times and the work loads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more with their staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's a place you and go work if you are ready to retire.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Financial Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, generally friendly people in the company, receive performance shares when the company does well, great london location.

    Cons

    Low wages, limited career progression, favourites are promoted, too many people in the company and everyone does their little bit of the process so it becomes boring very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is never any budget for training, those who are considered the favourites in the team are promoted which demotivates people to do well. It's considered a place where you go once you have given-up on your ambitions and want to relax and not work so hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for, they are so diverse and very supportive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Hove, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Hove, England

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are good employers, very diverse and have very good flexible working conditions

    Cons

    The systems are dated, which need to be updated also it would be good to have one system across all departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Funds Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fund Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Fund Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation; good benefits including share ownership scheme, annual bonus and employee discounts, excellent training that allows to progress in your understanding of the job and develop hard and soft skills to enhance your career. Excellent team culture!

    Cons

    The salary growth is pretty slow as you progress from the bottom ranks. The opportunities to network and meet people from the industry are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate the vision and the direction of the company in a much more effective way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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