Standard Life Aberdeen Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 19 Mar 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. "Analyst role"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    good people and enjoyable work environment

    Cons

    limited opportunities at senior management level

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mutton Dressed as Lamb"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Operations Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of engagement with local businesses to come in and offer stalls to sell items Cafeteria served lovely food and the staff were always friendly and accommodating Some of the Senior Management staff I engaged with seemed to be genuinely caring leaders Free coffee machines everywhere Lots of incentives to keep staff fit and healthy Excellent pension offering, loan to support with commuting costs

    Cons

    Antiquated hierarchal management system, no empowerment to staff members Death by email - everything had to be in email format Meetings about meetings about meetings! Toxic workplace environment

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  3. "Below Market Compensation & Opaque Management"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Investment Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly good work/life balance. Recently adjusted formal UK working hours from 09:00 - 17:00 (from 17:30) Expected to put in the hours (including weekends) when working on deals, but otherwise you go home when 5pm rolls around. Excellent pension.

    Cons

    Unwilling to pay "market" salaries even when hard evidence is provided. Over the years we have had pathetic pay increases of "inflation only", and in 2019, only the junior and administration staff received a salary uplift. The rest of us got a big fat ZERO. Bonuses also slashed in 2019 and expectation is it will happen again this year. Senior management are largely from Scotland and 90%+ male. There is no transparency as to how appointments are made.

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  4. "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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  5. "Good culture and support for development"

    4.0
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    Current Intern - Investment Summer Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    - Given good level of responsibility from the start - Opportunities to network with the wider business and senior management - Decent working hours in comparison to other Investment management firms

    Cons

    - Still remains room for improvement in working practices post merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management

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    "Avoid"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Office Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of fantastic benefits are available, the senior management also keep in touch with all levels and communication is open. There were many sessions allowing staff to interact with different areas of the business which was something I hadn’t experienced anywhere else.

    Cons

    Very catty atmosphere, managers cannot be trusted - absolutely nothing is confidential or private. The review system is poor and managers assign pay rises the same every year. Generally not a pleasant atmosphere to work in.

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    "Was a great company but no direction"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is amazing Good pension

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities Company growth outlook poor Senior management poor/no decision making Literally zero strategy post merger

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    "Disillusioned"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues and can be social.

    Cons

    Overly cautious, stagnant pay, siloed roles, too many people, unimaginative, overpaid senior management, no real encouragement for young people to progress, large gender pay gap.

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  9. "Sales"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, work life balance

    Cons

    Bad senior management and talent retention Low salary No company vision, unrealistic and self- deceptive targets from senior management Not a place for young aspiring junior people

  10. "Sales"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life Aberdeen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good colleagues, relaxed working culture

    Cons

    Bad senior management, no opportunities low mid level employees’

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