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Aegon Reviews

Updated 21 December 2017
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Aegon Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO Alexander R. Wynaendts
Alexander R. Wynaendts
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Pros
  • Veel mogelijkheden, vriendelijke omgang onderling, down to earth, goede work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • The offices are new and clean , the working environment is not bad (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • CEO's ego comes first - rewrites history to justify poor decisions and takes credit for everyone else's hard work (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior Management - needs more direction and buy-in (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aegon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Canteen, interesting work, good culture, free parking

    Cons

    Needs some fresh ideas and people

    Aegon Response

    23 Oct 2017 – Social Media Manager

    We’re pleased to hear you had a positive experience here at Aegon and enjoyed the colleagues with whom you worked. We encourage everyone to voice new ideas and to make things happen. Thank you for... More


  2. "Platform Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Platform Administrator
    Former Employee - Platform Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aegon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people were really friendly and always willing to help, the location was easily accessible and the building had good amenities .

    Cons

    The job was sold as administrative work whilst on the phones, but it was a call centre job.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the job role.


  3. "Improvements needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aegon full-time

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and helpful
    Great Canteen

    Cons

    Pay and progression model difficult to achieve
    Hard to progress
    Not so customer focused

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing the goal posts when it comes to pay and progression...we are not being given thousands of pounds more.

    Aegon Response

    28 Nov 2017 – Digital Content Community Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your comments. We’re happy to hear you appreciated the canteen, one of our most valued workspace facilities, and enjoyed the colleagues with whom you worked... More


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Actuarial Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Trainee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Actuarial Trainee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aegon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions - flex time, most often 9-5.
    Reasonably friendly atmosphere
    Access to company gym (at small fee)
    Subsidised eating facilities - extremely good.
    Good amount of study days offered per exam.

    Cons

    Severe lack of training for new starters.
    No rigorous graduate programme set in place.
    Rotations between teams isn't as regular as quoted in contracts - sometimes seems no effort being made to meet these promises.

    Advice to Management

    Provide willing and eager staff with the appropriate training to therefore improve staff retention and also provide better career development opportunities for existing employees.

    Aegon Response

    29 Sep 2017 – Social Media Manager

    We want you to know we appreciate your feedback, and are happy to hear that. We are pleased to hear you enjoy our gym and study facilities, as well as the flex time arrangements. Training is so... More


  6. "Needs to get with the program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aegon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay well and have a good remuneration package with discount on your mortgage and yearly salary increases

    Cons

    Due to the age of the company the average age is high leading to slow adoption of modern ways of working

    Advice to Management

    Get more developers to increase time to market. This will also help getting younger people in to help change to a customer organisation.

    Aegon Response

    13 Sep 2017 – Social Media Manager

    We’re glad to hear you enjoy things offered at Aegon, such as a competitive salary and employee discounts on products and services. Times are changing and so is Aegon. This is also reflected on... More


  7. "Aegon IT"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aegon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally, it's a good office and they have a good canteen and football pitches. The surrounds in terms of office space are all in place.

    Cons

    Too many and at the root cause of the troubles was the move from Scottish Equitable to Aegon.

    Scot Eq was a great place to work. Nice office, good teams & traditional ways of working. Staff had a good package twice yearly bonus and good benefits.

    Staff were happy.

    When AEGON took over (2007 sort of watershed) the culture changed to a ruthless one - systems outpaced processes.

    HR became bullies - aggressive performance management became the norm and cyclical redundancies are the norms now.

    Advice to Management

    Stable teams, value people - take a look back on your past as a business. Scot Equitable was great - Aegon is not a good place to be.

    Your HR is a shocker.

    Aegon Response

    29 Sep 2017 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoy our canteen and office space facilities. We recognise that our organisation is transforming in order to remain competitive and... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Love it here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aegon full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Training could sometimes be better


  9. "Poor emloyers"

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    Current Employee - Customer Services
    Current Employee - Customer Services
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Aegon part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lovely building, good facilities, car park etc

    Cons

    The management are poor, the company don't recognise knowledge and experience. You are micromanaged to the Nth degree. They are happy to see staff leave without any attempt to retain their experience . Very low staff morale.

    Advice to Management

    You've got knowledgeable staff with many years experience, speak to them and use them to plan. Many years have been spent going round in circles trying to improve processes which don't work.


  10. "Decent place to start"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aegon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex time, easy to get hired with little/no experience.

    Cons

    low payer in the industry, too process driven to learn much about the products. High turnover of staff


  11. "My worse employer in 20 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aegon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Honestly there is not much pro... The offices are new and clean , the working environment is not bad

    Cons

    The wage is low and you will not get any positive feedback from your managers.... Forget about the training or a career evolution, it's a no go
    If you are lucky you will have a decent manager
    No career evolution
    The HR department is the worse I have seen, avoid them if you can :(

    Advice to Management

    Hire the correct people and renew your HR department!


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