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LV= Reviews

Updated 10 December 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work / life balance if approved (in 13 reviews)

  • Staff are very well looked after, flexible working options including home working if appropriate (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "A Lot to Recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LV= full-time

    Pros

    In the area I work in, we are treated as adults and trusted to make the right decisions.

    Cons

    There's very little direction for role progression.


  2. "Change is coming"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LV= full-time

    Pros

    Bonus, good holiday and nice people

    Cons

    No progression, poor salaries

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and reduce the corporate nonsense


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Nothing unique anymore"

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    Current Employee - Brand Marketing Manager in Bournemouth, England
    Current Employee - Brand Marketing Manager in Bournemouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a short commute to work and offers good perks and benefits. The Bournemouth/ Poole offices are nice with good facilities

    Cons

    Not a fun place to work anymore, inexperienced managers, full of corporate ‘yes men / women. The executive team are throwing away all that made LV market leading in putting the customer first, not sure if the brand will still be around in 3 years time.
    Company is a different place than when I first joined, take the brand away now and it could be any large boring financial corporate company

    Advice to Management

    Don’t give up what was good and special about LV for the sake of the bottom line


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Generally Good, but the hudderfield office is a shambles"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Service Team Leader in Huddersfield, England
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Team Leader in Huddersfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LV= full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Energetic company with big ambitions

    Cons

    Stuck with a legacy of staff from takeovers who are not up to the standard, unqualified or lack competency to run the business (Huddersfield Specifically)

    Advice to Management

    Strip out some of the unnecessary roles in the GI business - there is so much waste, Allow Team Leaders to have more accountability and for entry level staff to have some ownership of responsibilities.


  6. "Life Test Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Hitchin, England
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Hitchin, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LV= full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Starting at the beginning again

    Cons

    Culture shift has opened many old wounds and issues


  7. "Good company but going through lots of change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bournemouth, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LV= full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people
    Work life balance
    Good location
    Freedom

    Cons

    Career progression
    Wasted skills and talent of staff

    Advice to Management

    The life business is old school and has little talent management so please address the gap with GI business. Staff mobility and talent is not made the best use of and lots of stanated staff. Provide more vision from the top.


  8. "Good Company"

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    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


  9. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Pricing Manager
    Current Employee - Pricing Manager
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good defined contribution pension.
    Reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Small local team so difficult for career progression
    Group aims/strategies not communicated well and link into individual working practice not particularly clear


  10. "Very good company to work for"

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    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!


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

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    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.


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