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Aegon Reviews

Updated 14 Nov 2019

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3.3
48%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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Aegon CEO Alexander R. Wynaendts
Alexander R. Wynaendts
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "good work life balance, benefits(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great company to work for - good people and promotes a well balanced life(in 11 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great colleagues - Interesting projects - Good pension and benefits - Flexi time - Good work-life balance

    Cons

    - 3rd party suppliers can be mediocre - Salaries towards the low end of industry - Work from home not encouraged

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more or make the work more appealing, for example by offering the possibility of working from home 2 days a week.

    Aegon2019-10-10
  2. "Good benefits poor management"

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    Former Employee - Pension Administrator in Peterborough, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aegon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits such as non contributory pension and income protection.

    Cons

    Internal promotions are based on how friendly you are with the recruiting leader rather based on work and skill. A lot of unpaid overtime required

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees for feedback

    Aegon2019-11-14
  3. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aegon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits packages, location, colleagues

    Cons

    Management incompetent , lack of knowledge share

    Aegon2019-11-05
  4. "PA at aegon"

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    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aegon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Aegon give have some great benefits and look after their staff from health insurance to a great staff restaurant

    Cons

    They like to keep you on secondment for longer than needed in order to pay you less.

    Aegon2019-08-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Get out!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aegon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some staff are helpful and some staff take ownership for their work.

    Cons

    There are usually 2/3 critical IT failures every day. Whenever they have a system update, either you or the customers lose access to their website. Customers are often left hanging, as any problems that get reported just disappear into the aether. Very little responsibility is taken by colleagues when they’ve made a mistake. You end up taking heat from all sides for trying to help customers who have been let down by... people who are supposed to be doing the same job you are. You’re not allowed to make calls out, so you can’t promise to call customers back, for an update or to answer a question they have that isn’t covered by their FAQ, and you’re not trusted to manage your own time, everything is resourced by someone else - so you’re not learning any new skills or good working practices because you’re not given the opportunity.

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    Advice to Management

    Look at trust pilot and address the issues your customers are raising. They are legitimate and you won’t last a single audit.

    Aegon2019-08-27
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Digital Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, nice working atmosphere, convenient location

    Cons

    barely any, a bit unclear rewarding program, "distant" senior management

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a bit better approach to salaries calculation and overall rewarding.

    Aegon2019-07-23
  7. "Rewarding place to work"

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    Former Employee - PMO Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aegon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities for learning and progression Fast moving change environment Supportive colleagues

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Aegon2019-07-19
  8. "No sense of direction"

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    Current Employee - Platform Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aegon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with

    Cons

    Management is horrible not friendly at all

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees...

    Aegon2019-08-13
  9. "Not Customer focused poor service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hove, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aegon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice vending machines and the location was good.

    Cons

    reactive not proactive. Not customer focused.

    Aegon2019-07-31
  10. "Progressive and flexible, great values"

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    Current Employee - HR-officer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive, recognise ability, flexible, fair

    Cons

    Head office is in Edinburgh

    Aegon2019-06-17
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