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Legal & General Overview

London, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1836
Company - Public (LGEN)
Insurance Operators
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Our story is anything but familiar.

In a world of uncertainty, we’ve been thinking ahead, doing the things others talk about. Today, we’re a housebuilder, insurer, investor, landlord and city regenerator. Tomorrow – who knows?

Mission: From humble beginnings in a Chancery Lane coffee shop, we’ve grown to become the UK’s leading provider of individual life assurance and the biggest manager of corporate pension schemes. With a growing global footprint, our ambition is matched only by our ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Meet Fletcher, who has always wanted to help others thrive. Now, at Legal & General, he does just that. Find out more here: https://careers.legalandgeneralgroup.com/what-we-offer/

    What we offer - L&G Careers

    Our industry is changing with unprecedented speed. To ensure we're able to perform at our best now and well into the future, we will give you every opportunity to develop your skills, qualifications and careers alongside industry advancements and digital innovations. Ours is a culture of continuous learning and development, and of taking ownership too.

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Legal & General – Why Work With Us?


We’re improving lives through Inclusive Capitalism. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term and create value for our shareholders. We use our long-term assets in an economically and socially useful way to benefit everyone in our communities.

We help people invest wisely and for the long-term. We make it easier for them to plan for and enjoy a secure and independent retirement, or to protect themselves from financial troubles when things don’t go as planned. We create real assets like affordable homes and support city regeneration programmes, breathing life back into areas which once thrived. And we’re also investing in clean energy, to accelerate progress towards a low cost, low carbon economy.

Discover where you could make an impact here.

 

 

 

What’s the best thing about working here?

Some say it’s having the opportunity to make a difference – to our customers, communities, and to one another.

For some, it’s our ambition: the way we think ahead, rather than settling for the status quo.

For a huge number of people, the appeal is collaboration, and the way our teams work together to make us feel like a family.

Then there’s our flexibility. We enable our people work in new and different ways so they can be at their best at work and at home.

Finally, we are a place where we listen to our people’s ideas, allowing them to find new ways of being brilliant and for us to be entrepreneurial.

We’re based all around the UK, from major cities to smaller hubs, and we’re becoming increasingly global. So take a closer look, get involved, be curious. You may be surprised. Here, your actions and ideas come to life in exciting and meaningful ways. Ours is a story of evolution – a journey we go on together.

See what roles are available here.

Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term and create value for our shareholders. We use our long-term assets in an economically and socially useful way to benefit everyone in our communities – it’s what we call Inclusive Capitalism.

We’re creating new assets and new jobs, rather than just pushing money back and forth within a small section of the economy. Urban regeneration, affordable housing, clean energy and small business finance are all great examples of how inclusive capitalism is coming to life, right now.

We have invested over £22 billion in direct investments such as homes, urban regeneration, clean energy and business finance. For example, we’re tackling the UK’s housing crisis through our partnership with Croydon Council, which has seen us invest £44.6 million in providing 167 homes for homeless families with rents set at Local Housing Allowance levels.

As an organisation we’re excited about what is to come. We’ve helped twenty generations of people achieve financial security, and we’re confident we can help twenty more. It’s just one of the things that makes us such a great place to work.

Find out morehere.

We are made up of a diverse range of people. We have many different types of roles, from housebuilders to actuaries, and customer service heroes to digital gurus. Our people can be found across the UK and increasingly around the world. But what we all have in common is our ambition, our agility and our entrepreneurial spirit.

All of this is brought together in our three behaviours. No matter what part of the business we work in, we are straightforward in how we communicate, collaborative in how we work together, and purposeful in how we deliver.

Our behaviours help us deliver the best for our customers, our business and ourselves. We believe that working together and putting the needs of our customers at the heart of everything we do helps us build a better society for the long term.

By giving our people the trust and responsibility to deliver results for the business as well as their careers, and by ensuring proper rewards for great performance, we’ve created a culture where talent can really thrive.

Read all about our culturehere.

We care about our people and their futures. That’s why we offer a range of benefits to help with money, health and life. Our benefits package ensures we are attracting and retaining the best talent across all levels of our organisation. It isn’t just about the salary; it’s about helping our people look after the things that are most important to them.

Read more about how you’ll be rewardedhere.

Legal & General Reviews

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    "Almost the perfect company"

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    I have been working at Legal & General full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, very smart employees, nice ish offices, treat all staff like adults, forward thinking in terms of agile, working practices and becoming digital, genuine interest in learning and development and has benefits to society (in particular the UK) at the heart of every decision.

    Cons

    Still needs to continue its journey to update legacy systems, the various UK offices and divisions sometimes feel siloed as opposed to working together and of course pockets of poor senior management who can really impact the benefits above (although every company has a small proportion of these types of senior managers). There is also an element of who ever speaks louder and with most conviction will get promoted and do well irrespective of ability, both technical and soft skills.

    Advice to Management

    Those at the very top of the ladder need to assess their leadership team and genuinely think are they the best for the role, regardless of their CV's and experience.

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Legal & General Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Solihull, England
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Legal & General (Solihull, England) in February 2020.

    Interview

    Telephone Interview with hiring manager, Face to face interview with 2 staff members one being the hiring manager then a panel interview .... took an age to hear back and didnt keep to timeframes promised... no feedback on why not accepted to next stage even though made it through to second stage f2f

    Interview Questions

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