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Legal & General Group Reviews

Updated 15 May 2017
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  • It's a shame the same can't be said about the senior management/leadership teams (in 10 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. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large organisation with plenty of different opportunities. Seemingly nice environment - most people are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There's an element of inertia to changes (some of the IT systems were very dated but the expense of a major overhaul was just too high a barrier). And like most other workplaces, there's politics. Though here, many things happened beneath the surface e.g. the handling of restructures was quite ruthless and the surprise element added to the blow. And also minor annoyances like health care benefits was only provided to senior management (which I found rather insulting as everyone should be provided healthcare... and there's a good argument that lower paid staff would need the financial assistance more).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work (if you go to the right department))"

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Hove, England
    Former Employee - Advisor in Hove, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well paid for the local area

    On the whole, great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Managers who do not understand the work that you do
    "Face fits" culture
    Micro Management

    Advice to Management

    Stop bearing down on staff and using EG and the phone systems to beat your staff with, They are productivity tools, NOT staff management tools.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid if you have any long term aspirations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can work form home, however becomes a catch 22 with availability then expected at most hours of the day

    Support from colleagues who will fight your corner in the daily politics

    Cons

    Most staff i know have been treated with utter contempt over relocation from Kingswood to Hove, there has been very little consideration apart from policies that are left for power hungry middle management to enforce and who have no idea about what they can and most importantly what they can't do.

    Suspicion that closing of offices will be a cyclical occurrence from now on to cut headcount.No confidence in management at most levels.

    Advice to Management

    i don't have the blinkers on and i can read financial statements to know the numbers stack up for long term growth.However, at what internal cost? L&G are now just another company to work for that will erode benefits along the way


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  5. "LGIM employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment in London, England
    Current Employee - Investment in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The working hours are respected

    Cons

    Bonus and total comp below market , no career progression


  6. "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


  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. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "L&G Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hove, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hove, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous pay packet
    Friendly colleagues
    In a quiet area
    Non pressurised environment

    Cons

    Archaic systems
    Backwards thinking, that's thought to be forward thinking
    Poor management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to workers


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Finance analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Kingswood, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Kingswood, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, good support and opportunities across the business.

    Cons

    Closure of kingswood office dealt with terribly. Don't seem to value or try to retain good staff anymore. Poor market pay unless they "like you"

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your staff and stop ignoring them on key matters. Make an effort to retain decent staff


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