Old Mutual
3.6 of 5 18 reviews
www.oldmutual.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Old Mutual Reviews

Updated Mar 22, 2014
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3.6 18 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Old Mutual Group CEO Julian Roberts

Julian Roberts

(7 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A relaxed but productive workplace.

Infrastructure Engineer (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Old Mutual full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA relaxed atmosphere in a truly great location (London HQ), OM could be a company that you work at for a long time.

ConsPerhaps some of the vision is and direction is being missed. Subsidiary group companies seem able to 'wag the dog' in certain regards.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Risk (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Old Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome great people across this multinational group

ConsSome senior people that don't live the Group's values

Advice to Senior ManagementDo as you say in respect of the Group's values

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A company with strong corporate values that is increasing its presence in the UK

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Southampton, England

I have been working at Old Mutual full-time for more than a year

ProsManagement and culture thrives to empower employees. Currently there is a drive to change through transformation post a series of M&A activity in the UK - which makes it a really interesting place to work. Overall there is a positive culture to those who want to work with the organisation on the journey to making Old Mutual a big name in UK FS. There has recently been influx of great talent into the business.

ConsThe organisation is going through a great deal of change post mergers and acquisitions in the UK space, this means that both BAU and central services are stretched. Therefore i could only recommend to those that enjoy change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great environment, no structure

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Old Mutual as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFriendly company, good hours, social atmosphere

ConsLittle support from above, interaction between different countries poor, frustratingly slow progress of projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Borg Outpost

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Southampton, England

I worked at Old Mutual full-time for more than a year

ProsMany nice people – especially the more recent joiners

ConsClichés and fiefdoms connected by their length of service, rather than value, competency or effectiveness.

Decision making by committee or collective – no one wants to be accountable for a decision.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop shuffling and promoting the same old bunch of people around

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Work for yourself.

IT (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Old Mutual

ProsBalance personal and work - allowing time off when one needs it.
They seem to provide benefits which are slightly higher than other competitors in the industry.

Conscompartmentalised nature of the group - there seems to be a lot of r redundancies with no clear group direction. Senior management do not appear to want to feed back information to the staff. Communication is good but could be better.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is important that staff feel part of the business. Businesses where staff have felt part of the business, they have given unquestionably of their time and effects. Be more forth coming and keeping staff in the loop with what goes on in the rest of the group and how this might affect them. In this era of near recession, it is important that staff feel senior management are sympathetic to what might become of their jobs and whether or not they will be losing theirs.

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Good Working Conditions

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Old Mutual

ProsGood graduate trainee program. Rotation in all the divisions of the company: financial services, investments, actuarial, pension schemes, etc.

Opportunities to gain international experince with the work abroad programs.

ConsLate hours, especially when creating quarterly reports.

Sometimes have to carry work home to beat deadlines

Advice to Senior ManagementLevel playing field when it comes to promotions

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Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Cape Town (South Africa)

I have been working at Old Mutual as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat overall culture and benefits

ConsContractors do not have security

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work of making Old Mutual great

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intermediate Actuarial Specialist (Current Employee)
Cape Town (South Africa)

I have been working at Old Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat job satisfaction, great people, great rotation policy.

ConsLots of red tape at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked at Old Mutual full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Benefits package and renumeration

ConsLack of personal managers who monitored individuals progress and development

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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