Standard Life Aberdeen Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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3.4
53%
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Standard Life Aberdeen CEO   Keith Skeoch  (no image)
Keith Skeoch
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, with a shared work ethic and real sense of ambition(in 27 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, eg great maternity(in 26 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, engaged and analytical teams, and benefits that prioritise support for staff during difficult times.

    Cons

    Relatively large so can be difficult to know who to approach about projects.

  2. "Fine"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pension contribution and a Friendly team

    Cons

    Too many silly and expensive restructures just so new leaders can make their mark


  3. COVID-19

    "Good work life balance but far too much deadwood....."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Nice people to work with. Really concentrated on supporting staff during lockdown.

    Cons

    Too many people who have been there for a long time and have built expectations on what the company should be doing for them, not what they can do for the company. Really needs a shake up. Far too much change - never seen so much pointless change and restructuring, think i'm on about 5th line manager and in 4th department change. Career - you're blocked by the glut of legacy staff who through time spent have progressed to more senior roles.

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  4. "Effort in. Result out."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Can be a bit cliquey

  5. "Average company with average opportunities"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Platform Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    some nice people here and the job is easy

    Cons

    not much opportunity going if you want to progress

  6. "Good for some but not others"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    Known reputation for investment and insurance

    Cons

    Some people love it and some don’t

  7. "Below Market Average Rate"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    16% pension contribution and best parental leave policy in the market

    Cons

    Below market rate for base salary

  8. "Fantastic"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Investment Trainee in London, England

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic and amazing; best place I could’ve imagined.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

  9. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    Great support for your decelopment

    Cons

    Systems are archaic, management lacklustre

  10. "Satisfied"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits and holiday allowance annually

    Cons

    Behind on technology and innovation

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