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Hargreaves Lansdown Reviews

Updated 5 Nov 2019

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3.7
72%
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Hargreaves Lansdown CEO Christopher Hill (no image)
Christopher Hill
43 Ratings
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  • "Senior management think they are above everyone else, lack of decent career opportunities, basically just a call hotline for pensions(in 6 reviews)

  • "No career progression, apart from going from a junior call centre operative to a senior one(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "A great place to work, and still getting better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hargreaves Lansdown part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Business has and still is performing very well, which is a nice environment to work in day-to-day – good news is shared very frequently -Lots of communication from different areas/teams, including a monthly update from the CEO - Huge focus on client service and doing the right thing - Lots of positive changes to the culture of the business – agile teams, flexible working, better benefits, more open about the... future strategy/goals - Nice people who genuinely want to work here (on the whole) - Good opportunities for internal movements and secondments, with minimal experience requirements - Nice office location, with a lot of social activity – drinks evenings, healthy living events, a big annual Winter Ball, sports groups and little touches like champagne, new starters bags and advert calendars - New opportunities to get involved in things like mentoring and volunteering, and generally doing more in the local community - Much better benefits package than a few years ago – especially the pension contributions and additional holiday purchase scheme - The business is starting to adopt more flexible working options - some working from home, part time hours, evening shifts

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    Cons

    - Still a little behind in terms of innovative technology, however this is slowly creeping into certain areas - A little frantic around busy times of the year – better and earlier planning is definitely needed

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing – overall HL is a great place to work, and the progress in terms of transparency, diversity and a creating a happy workforce is clear to see.

    Hargreaves Lansdown2019-02-25
  2. "Client support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hargreaves Lansdown full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good company great training and culture

    Cons

    Nothing it is an excellent company.

    Hargreaves Lansdown2019-10-28
  3. "Good, getting better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst 

    I have been working at Hargreaves Lansdown full-time

    Pros

    Invested more recently in employee benefits and the office space. Great central location.

    Cons

    Limited in progressing upwards but plenty of opportunities to move sideways or into other areas.

    Hargreaves Lansdown2019-11-05
  4. "Overall very good"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Implementation in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hargreaves Lansdown full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to move between roles within the company, good benefits including SAYE. Great social culture

    Cons

    The basic salaries were a little on the low side

    Hargreaves Lansdown2019-09-23
  5. "Rewarding and busy introduction to investment industry"

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    Former Employee - Client Support Agent in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hargreaves Lansdown full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early on

    Cons

    Environment can be pressured and overwhelming.

    Hargreaves Lansdown2019-09-21
  6. "Great Place to work, and start a career in finance"

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    Former Employee - Investment Helpdesk Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hargreaves Lansdown full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great people - Great training - Learn a lot of base knowledge about finance - Excellent culture - Harbourside office is fantastic

    Cons

    - Irregular working hours - Spend 99% of day on phone, which can get tiring. Would be good to mix it up with alternative tasks.

    Hargreaves Lansdown2019-09-17
  7. "Operations is fairly dead end. Semi good way into an otherwise good company"

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    Current Employee - New Business Development in Bristol, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great but have a fairly big turnover in Operations department

    Cons

    Operations department is soulless paper pushing most of the time

    Hargreaves Lansdown2019-09-17
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not Great, but will do for a step up"

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    Current Employee - Investment Helpdesk Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hargreaves Lansdown full-time

    Pros

    Good experience once you first get the job

    Cons

    Overly demanding progression very quickly flattens out

    Hargreaves Lansdown2019-08-22
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, weak management team"

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    Former Employee - Trade Support Analyst in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hargreaves Lansdown full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Young, energetic working environment Interesting work

    Cons

    Some of the management team as way out of their depth having been at the company for long enough to be promoted as they’d ‘done their time’.

    Hargreaves Lansdown2019-08-04
  10. "Challenging and Fast Paced Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Senior Investment Consultant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good internal opportunities and benefits

    Cons

    quite corporate with no reason to stay loyal to the company, hierarchy

    Hargreaves Lansdown2019-08-01
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