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Legal & General Group Reviews

Updated 19 February 2017
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Legal & General Group CEO Nigel Wilson
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  • It's a shame the same can't be said about the senior management/leadership teams (in 9 reviews)

  • Less about L&G and more about financial services in general (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Given responsibility and great people at the time to work with

    Cons

    Location, not enough career opportunities


  2. "Growth agenda"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong brand, ambitious, growing, brilliant CEO

    Cons

    Regular restructures and changes of leadership. Off the pace digitally


  3. "Contract Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and really nice people

    Cons

    None to think of at this stage

    Advice to Management

    Please try and stop the constant restructures


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  5. "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Share options
    Free drinks
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Timed on every bit of work you do
    Cost cutting is all that counts
    Staff try to treat customers fairly but are prevented by company rules/philosophies

    Advice to Management

    Please look around you and think where are the people with technical knowledge that you can rely on to take the company forward - oh no, they've all gone cause you didn't value their experience - well I hope it doesn't bite you on the bum


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for (can be a job for life)"

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

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, laid back culture. Good pay, very fair working hours for the sector. Many employees have worked there for 20+ years. Able to progress well.

    Cons

    They are a bit behind in terms of technology, and were quite slow to make changes. Many people were unhappy with senior management, but I didn't have a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to junior staff more, as they feel out of touch with senior management.


  7. "Not a bad company but sometimes need more dynamism and go getting. Where are the new growth areas?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and very approachable and are always willing to help and assist. Genuine desire to put the customer first. Generally a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    CEO too dominant and pays lip service to a lot of his public pronouncements. Need many more ladies in senior positions in the organisation, where is the internal pipeline?

    Advice to Management

    Don't have as many actuaries in senior roles. Handle communications better, Kingswood could have been dealt with so much better.


  8. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    Good Company brand and great people

    Cons

    Large organisation with many business units


  9. "Gone downhill right to the bottom!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hove, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hove, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staff who care, that's all I can say. Nice location, free coffee even though it's horrible! It's the staff who make it.

    Cons

    I hate it there now, used to love it. Staff under huge stress and management really don't care. Completely unreasonable targets. Stress is brushed under the carpet. Antiquated IT.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff as you used to. Care about them and they will care about you. Get rid of CEO.. he is bad news. Horrible culture being fed down from top.


  10. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Ipswich, England
    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Ipswich, England

    Pros

    Friendly place, free hot drinks.

    Cons

    You're just a number
    Low salary

    Advice to Management

    Stop monitoring so much and let people do their work.


  11. "Former employee more than 20 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    Good ethical company, ambitious, good visions for growth. CEO understands the journey from Good to Great . Customer focus.

    Cons

    Modernising too fast. Loosing it people culture and benefits. closing buildings, closing FS pension scheme. I don't think it valued staff for their service and experience.



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