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Legal & General Group Reviews

Updated 5 October 2017
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  • Senior management loves the sound of its own voice (in 12 reviews)

  • I spent a lot of my time at L&G dealing with politics which made it difficult to progress (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, excellent benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Hove, England
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Hove, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, agile working, the people, the offices and the sturdy reputation. Core products and ability to modernise yet retain traditional company ethos.

    Cons

    Constant changes, no time to embed on facet before it is relegated to the side and move on to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Proactive not reactive. Solidify, then introduce advancements.


  2. "Service Experiences Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Modern Office, Great company benefits.
    Birmingham site has the Job security most are looking for.

    Cons

    No adult to Adult culture in most departments, Management focuses on selected few favourites, rather than over all team development, which has resulted in a large turnaround of staff.

    Advice to Management

    lower level management: Look after the experienced staff, if you loose them your development ideas will fall through. stop favouritism just because a selective few are joint to your hip. finally stop the Silly feedback batting around it demoralises people. Higher level management: About time you invest some of the profit you make in staff wages. was a very poor decision taking the Free shares away a few years back.


  3. "Senior Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Kingswood, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Kingswood, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Legal & General Group part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people which is why I stayed so long... 10 years. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    No career progression.
    Uncompetitive salary; moved to do same job but for a different insurer and salary went up by 40%. Same benefits and closer to home.
    No gender equality; still favours men for senior roles.
    You have to be a 'yes' person and do what you're told. Too much politics. Those that are straight talking don't go far; they get stuck in middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Honest straight talking people get shunned and often they are your best staff. Stop favouring the few 'chosen Ines' especially those in the 'boys club'.
    Take risks in the straight talkers as they are often your best staff!


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  5. "Good place"

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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

    Large, developed organisation. Lots to learn for those not having worked for a big company before. Lots of really good people to work with and learn from. Great share scheme, new starters should max out their contributions to Partnership share scheme on their first day.

    Cons

    Obstructive pay increase schemes. This does fall with your manager to a degree, but someone performing very well will be better off moving on than trying to negotiate more pay.

    Advice to Management

    None really, there's some great management in Hove - however there are also some terrible people that would be better off claiming unemployment. Sadly the environment isn't cut throat enough that these people get called out often enough.


  6. "Great company teams are are variable"

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    Current Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Brighton, England
    Current Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Brighton, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    L&G are becoming a mission led business, investing in the british infrastructure and economy

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for progression in most of the risk functions


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    "Do not go here!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    There are really no pros
    Some and I mean very few members of staff are good
    They sometimes on the off chance give free fruit

    Cons

    The pay, you all do the same job for different amounts because some people know how to play the system
    The description is a lie they do not do 'case management' you are a claims handler in a call centre and treated as such
    The hours are a lie you work lates often and Saturdays often and they make it impossible to swap
    They act like there is loads of progression but there is absolutely none what so ever
    Cannot keep good staff and the few they have are so desperate to look good they throw others under the bus or create pointless feedback for their own development

    Advice to Management

    Advertise the job properly
    Actually pay staff a fair wage
    Let people know there is zero progression so maybe you can keep a hold of staff


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Either get onboard or get off the bus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hove park's lovely in the sun (if you ever get out of the office)
    The people at the same level as you, you all have the same weary confused look and that's at least comforting to know it isn't "just you"

    Cons

    Senior management, elusive, aloof, mightier than thou types who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.Will force "cost down" decisions on trivial things such as i don't know.......the systems that run everything and will keep legacy systems from the 80's.I genuinely don't know how this company hasn't suffered a massive data breach, it has to be seen to be believed.They are at least on a par with the NHS, yes a massive financial institution like this! Projects are like a course on how not to do things, feel for PM's who are being asked the impossible. Everything a is finger in the air guess for timelines"two weeks feels about right"

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of overworked and stressed people in L&G, the company talks alot about mental health but actually do very little in reality.I would ask that this worrying trend is looked at immediately, alot of workers have flagged being overworked and it is ignored time and again by management.I have come out of meetings where i have raised concerns only to be loaded up with more tasks minutes later.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing and patronising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The agile way of working mostly in paper. Depending on your boss, you might have to beg to work from home that might concede the "privilege" as a "treat"...
    If you are a contractor think of it as a temporary reputable name to your CV.

    Cons

    - Patronising to full-time contractors and treated as junior.
    - A lot of politics which makes impossible to perform the job well.
    -Senior management loves the sound of its own voice.
    -The sort of company that you need to agree and shut up to everything.
    -Zero innovation
    -Project managers very unprepared. I couldn't stress this enough.
    -Company culture non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Legal & General is big but has competition. By getting stuck into old ways this might damage internal relatonships and potential business.


  10. "great employer"

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

    Pros

    great people and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    slow decision making and a lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    be more ambitious


  11. "L&G"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International company, job security, annual bonus opportunities to work in different areas of financial services

    Cons

    Very profit focused and not enough focus given to their employees and customers. They try to do things at the lowest cost but this leads to problems.

    Advice to Management

    Please start focusing on ensuring enough resource is given so an excellent service can be provided to customers, and minimizes poor customer experience and unnecessary additional costs.


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