Standard Life Aberdeen Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated 25 Nov 2020

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  • "Great people, with a shared work ethic and real sense of ambition(in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - IT Delivery Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay Good benefits Good locations Nice atmosphere

    Cons

    No cons that I have ever experienced

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent benefits, poor culture"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension, share schemes etc

    Cons

    All talk and no trousers approach to culture. Remember to read between the lines on all job specs. The current approach is to recruit the minimum number of people to scrape by.


  3. "Salary"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reconcilation Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, eg great maternity

    Cons

    Not always flexible for when comes to working from home

  4. "Good benefits, constant change"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Marketing Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexibility; parental leave pay is outstanding

    Cons

    Company constantly changing with mergers and sales so everything v complicated and clunky

  5. "It’s the Scottish way or the high way"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good benefits because the company is so toxic it’s the only way management can keep staff. Good work life balance because they hire 3 people to do the one of one person.

    Cons

    Teach people how to use a phone, no need to fly everywhere. Stop being so proud of your a white male Scottish company, it’s simply racist. Promoting people on colour and not skill is a stupid business strategy. It’s ok, we can then hire more consultants to fix it.

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  6. "Poor culture"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good benefits like 40 days holiday and excellent new parental leave policy

    Cons

    Culture of bullying exists within the marketing department. Worst offenders are senior management.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but patience is required during the integration phase"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Investment Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Nice people to work with Sense of belonging amongst team members

    Cons

    Too many decisions based on how things have always been done instead of what the best way forward should be

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  8. "Mediocre - low job opportunities & little support"

    2.0
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    Current Intern - Graduate - Equities/Fixed Income in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairly flat culture. Good benefits for graduates, including paid for accommodation when rotating in different cities. CFA funding.

    Cons

    The grad scheme is very hands off - HR are under resourced for the amount of graduates and offer little support, with responsibility devolved to “stream heads” who are often too senior and hard to get meaningful time with. Very few junior front office roles available internally which will likely cause bottle necks if unresolved and could result in investment grads being placed in unfavourable roles post grad scheme.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lost its way"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Accountant in Bristol, England
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible working, great people

    Cons

    Lost its way and no clear strategy

  10. "Decent"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst 

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Package, treated fairly and well respected among peers.

    Cons

    nothing to note of right now

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