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M&G Reviews

Updated 6 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance and fairness" (in 48 reviews)

  • "But always treated like a part of M&G family :)" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "M&G has changed a lot over the last 18 month- 2 years" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Flat structure (Can be seen as positive or negative)" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at M&G full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, the M&G family really care about everyone.

    Cons

    Many employees stay a long time which can be considered positive but also negative due to not much promotion opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Management hierarchy is flat and almost all staff are completely approachable.


  2. "Legal"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Company Secretary in London, England
    Former Employee - Company Secretary in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M&G full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very collaborate experience. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    The end of year bonus were not great. They did not reflect the value of work per employee.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing. Listen to your employees.

  3. "good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M&G full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance if you work for the right person

    Cons

    not great benefits like other companies


  4. Helpful (1)

    "excellent benefits and work environment but culturally changing"

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

    I have been working at M&G full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, good benefits and can now buy holiday

    Cons

    Less work life balance in recent year or so. Working people harder with less resource

    Advice to Management

    Need more resource to provide more output


  5. "Nice workplace"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at M&G full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    it can be very slow on decision making


  6. "Good culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at M&G (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Good culture
    Great company to work for if you have a family, flexible

    Cons

    Mobility is bit difficult
    Promotion does not happen often unless someone leaves

    Advice to Management

    No promotion incentive


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Asset Manager, but needs to move with the times."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at M&G full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Friendly people.

    Cons

    Teams working in silos.
    Consequently some inefficiencies across the business.
    Needs better training for juniors.

  8. "Not for those in a hurry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Team Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at M&G full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance (for most people) - it's a way to work in the City without crippling long hours. There's hardly anyone left at 6pm.
    People generally very nice. More diverse than you might expect - definitely not pale male and stale.
    Not as hugely influential as it perhaps used to be, but still well known and well respected by customers and competitors.
    Bits of it are doing some interesting new things - there are some v bright people in parts of the business.
    Good pension scheme.

    Cons

    Senior leadership does not set a good example in terms of taking difficult or bold decisions.
    Linked to that (lack of self confidence?) there's massive over use of consultants and contractors and it seems to be getting worse. Can't take a decision? Get a consultant in to do a very average piece of work and just go with that. Need resource? Get all your mates in as contractors. Sometimes for *years*.
    Meanwhile there's some good junior & mid level "permanent" talent with good ideas getting frustrated and demotivated.
    While overall diversity is good, there's little diversity on the investment floors and at senior levels- it is changing painfully slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk. Set an example.


  9. "Fab Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M&G full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and fairness.

    Cons

    promotion can be a bit difficult as a flat structure


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at M&G full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Flexible working hours/work from home for some people
    Nice people

    Cons

    M&G has changed a lot over the last 18 month- 2 years. It has gone from a genuinely lovely place to work to a place where the majority of people seem stressed and demotivated as a result of being overworked and under valued.
    Silos and a very unclear structure mean that teams do not know what other teams do and it is not clear a lot of the time who is responsible for what.
    Young talent isn't nurtured and there aren't many opportunities within M&G due to a low turnover of older/more senior staff meaning young people use it as a stepping stone.
    Below average pay and bonuses. M&G refuse to pay you the going rate for your role but when you leave because of this, they pay the going rate to bring someone in. They are also happy to pay for contractors (of which there are many) despite not paying perm staff as they should.

    Advice to Management

    If you value your staff, show it.


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