Standard Life Aberdeen Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated 15 Dec 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.5
55%
Recommend to a Friend
55%
Approve of CEO
Standard Life Aberdeen CEO   Keith Skeoch  (no image)
Keith Skeoch
61 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
More Pros and Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

Reviews about "great people"

Return to all Reviews
  1. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, with a shared work ethic and real sense of ambition. Excellent package of staff benefits and employer pension contribution - highly competitive within the market place.

    Cons

    Mergers and acquisitions always create a certain degree of staff concern and vulnerability. However this has been managed fairly well overall, in line with the clear strategic direction of the company.

  2. "great people"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    great people, large organisation, solid training, new C-level

    Cons

    structurally challenges, at an inflexion point, bureaucracy


  3. "Splintered company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    Great people, central offices, flexible working

    Cons

    Can be assigned to work between two companies and have to battle very different priorities - feels insular

  4. "Was once a great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Ops Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    Term conditions , great people, great location

    Cons

    Outsourcing and reducing staff numbers

    Continue reading
  5. Helpful (2)

    "mixed bag, merger impacting culture and environment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Architect in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    some great people still there

    Cons

    merger with Aberdeen Asset still all consuming, impacting culture, heavily outsource\managed service drive, cost pressures. For technology related roles my advice is too look elsewhere

    Continue reading
  6. "Challenging past two years but feel positive momentum ahead"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ESG Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture with now a vision for the future

    Cons

    Little career progression available for talented individuals

    Continue reading
  7. "Good environment, but a bit unstructured regarding integration"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends

    I worked at Standard Life Aberdeen for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Contractors are 'included', they are being part of the team.

    Cons

    People have too many meetings and decisions are delayed because key players are not available. They are not readily available and there is not enough direction because of that.

  8. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible working and benefits

    Cons

    Company can be difficult to navigate in some areas

  9. "Excellent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Manager 

    I worked at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    great place, great people loved it

    Cons

    lots of change, but that is par for the course

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lost its way"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

Viewing 1 - 10 of 27 English Reviews