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LV= Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work / life balance if approved (in 12 reviews)

  • Staff are very well looked after, flexible working options including home working if appropriate (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Pricing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good defined contribution pension.
    Reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very senior management out of touch with workforce.


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LV= full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and holiday - flexible working schedule

    Cons

    Some uncertainty about the future and therefore career opportunities are stagnant


  3. "Very good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Underwriter in Croydon, England
    Current Employee - Portfolio Underwriter in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff are very well looked after, flexible working options including home working if appropriate. Sensible adult approach to most situations, you're trusted to do your job and generally given the tools to do so, if you need help, it is there.

    Cons

    Lots of changes going on at the moment, as with all companies communications can sometimes be mixed. Lack of consistency with procedures etc.

    Advice to Management

    Improved planning and organisation please!


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  5. "Great people and many opportunities to develop."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to gain experience and move internally. Lovely people and many loyal long standing employees. Great brand which is easy to relate to and creates great culture.

    Cons

    Many changes in recent years to senior leadership and strategy has made it hard at times to keep up wirh the direction of the group, although this is probably consistant across the industry.


  6. "Customer sales representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LV= part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Part time , term time flecibility

    Cons

    Promotions can be hard , usually takes time


  7. "Friendly Society, Friendly Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Croydon, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LV= full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Relaxed working culture, but retains the fast-paced dynamic of working within a Financial Services organisation
    -Hours are relatively flexible, as long as you're available and diligent for the key business hours.
    -A lot of independence in your work, and guidance is available from a wide range of sources beyond your own line manager
    -Opportunities to rotate outside of your original team/department
    -Access to a variety of software
    -Mixed seating plan, so you aren't solely talking to your own team and could be sat next to a Head of Department or Director.
    -Willing to invest in you as an employee should you show enough desire.

    Cons

    -Plenty of operational friction at times, wires being crossed between functions and making simple things turn into day-long efforts.
    -High staff turnover recently, but making an effort to change that by making internal promotions and feedback sessions more frequent.
    -The gap between exposure to Directors, Managers etc and exposure to the Executives is quite extensive, they feel more like faces on the intranet rather than actual people.
    -Entering a rapid period of change, the specifics of which haven't been communicated as well as they could've been.
    -Values seem to be changed every solstice or so.

    Advice to Management

    Director & Below: Keep doing what you're doing.
    Executives: Improve your lines of communication and back up your words with action.


  8. "LV"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LV= full-time

    Pros

    Culture and the people who care and look after each other
    Professional and also invest in the future

    Cons

    Change direction of travel frequently
    Misaligned functional heads

    Advice to Management

    Be clear on the skills you need for the strategy you are employing.


  9. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Bournemouth, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LV= full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to diversify

    Cons

    Not too sure of the 'equals' sign


  10. "Dont value PA's"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Bournemouth, England
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Bournemouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LV= full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people make working here worthwhile
    There is a good work / life balance in general

    Cons

    No support or Value of PA's / EA's
    PA's treated like 2nd class citizens and not valued at all within the organisation. There are career paths for most jobs, but no training or support for any level of PA/EA here.

    Advice to Management

    The PA review has been promised for years in order to sort out vastly different salary ranges and job titles. The execs here would not be able to do half of their job if it wasn't for the daily support of their assistant.


  11. "Nice company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LV= (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly relaxed office environment, relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Too many people in middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Look at a way of cutting out all the middle managers.


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