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M&G plc Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.8
75%
Recommend to a Friend
51%
Approve of CEO
M&G plc CEO John Foley
John Foley
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work-life balance for a city based company(in 60 reviews)

  • "Fantastic culture, the M&G family really care about everyone(in 13 reviews)

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

  • "Absolutely no cons, everything was perfect(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stirling, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at M&G plc full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Difficult period for employees during transformation

    Advice to Management

    N.A

    M&G plc2019-09-11
  2. "Culture changed for the worse"

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

    I worked at M&G plc full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great investment in technology and digital transformation New Building Introduction to flexible working

    Cons

    Too many layers of management - only a handful have the management/ leadership skills required to do the job Toxic working environment in certain areas of the business - daily bullying and harassment are a norm HR are unreliable, will not help employees and will always protect management A lot of internal mobility which unfortunately results in a lot of incompetent people being placed at unsuitable for them... positions The internal application/interview process is not consistent for all employees The company used to attract much better caliber of candidates Lack of management support for Learning and Development (apart from the CFA) Employees career interests and aspirations are not taken into account and management are only concerned with what suits the business Employees are expected to take orders from management despite being encouraged to express their opinions Frequent instances of micromanagement Educated, experienced and competent people are often overworked to compensate for the below average hires The company has good values on paper but they are just facade to cover up what is really going on behind the scenes

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    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and look after your good employees. Aim for a structure where Management does not talk down on employees. Attract and hire high caliber candidates who contribute to the creation of an intellectually stimulating environment. Listen to employees at all levels, support their learning ambitions and treat them with respect. Your people are and always will be your most valuable asset, make them feel like... they are part of this and that they belong.

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    M&G plc2019-11-12
  3. "Good performing company and good place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Design in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at M&G plc full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Variety of work and projects Flexible working arrangements Share save schemes Bonus

    Cons

    Promotions difficult to come by Outsourcing

    M&G plc2019-09-24
  4. "professional"

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at M&G plc full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    professional, good benefits package, good work balance

    Cons

    communication to staff not always that quick when changes being looked at

    M&G plc2019-09-23
  5. "Great company going even better places"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at M&G plc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, work life balance, and full of fantastic people. The rate of change is significant, but this should be seen as a huge opportunity.

    Cons

    None that I have experienced so far

    M&G plc2019-09-11
  6. "Talent partner for the Investment and Distribution business areas."

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    Current Employee - Talent Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at M&G plc part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company culture and very collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Very consultative and can be slow to make change happen.

    M&G plc2019-08-04
  7. "Great company offering excellent development opportunities. Culture has significantly changed."

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Reporting Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M&G plc full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people Good pay New building is incredible Great opportunities Flexible working available Good benefits

    Cons

    Culture has changed for worse over the last couple of years, far more corporate and less personal than it used to be.

    M&G plc2019-07-29
  8. "Horrible culture and stuck in the past"

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Stirling, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at M&G plc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent worklife balance and the lunches are passable

    Cons

    Tbe culture has too much bullying and nepotism. The company spends too much time looking backwards. Dated management practices.

    Advice to Management

    Sharpen up or ship out

    M&G plc2019-08-30
  9. "Supportive in policies but not jobs"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in London, England

    I have been working at M&G plc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are v friendly New office with great facilities New policies worklife balance is excellent

    Cons

    Caring element of the organisation has disappeared somewhat. People are siphoned off into roles without discussion and not in line with their career progression. Senior management seem relieved when people resign as it means they can fill their role elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people’s careers in London

    M&G plc2019-07-23
  10. "Great investment house"

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    Current Employee - Investment Professional in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at M&G plc full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good colleagues genuinely interested in investment and doing right for the client

    Cons

    We have become quite large

    Advice to Management

    Keep thinking about the lcient

    M&G plc2019-06-21
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