Legal & General Group

www.legalandgeneralgroup.com
Engaged Employer
Add Review

Legal & General Group Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
35 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
  • Current Employees
Employment Status

Reset
2.9
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Nigel Wilson
2 Ratings

35 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    beautiful building, indoor gym, great pay, personal space, you can get certification at your own pace with no pressure.

    Cons

    Difficult to move to a different department if you want to move up in the company or even make a change. Training is highly lacking. Some departments have DOS systems and you work using function keys and black/green screens. Supervisors are not all certified ! but they can run a department? Employees know more than the supervisors and are certified.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for better computer systems instead of ice cream days. Have the managers take all the LOMA classes for there job and get certified.


  2. Been good for me.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legal & General Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance, location, great people to work with, opportunity for learning/training and study support for professional qualifications.

    Cons

    Salary, slow decision making, IT resources poor but improving slowly. Unclear job future. No clear career progression.


  3. Great Company, Great People, Great Future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked for L&G now for nearly 7 years and regardless of the odd fault here and there am completely in love with the company.
    We have good staff benefits, a great pension, internal opportunities to network and grow (you just have to look for them and not expect them to fall on your lap), colleagues that want to help colleagues by finding discounts / offers outside of work to enjoy, access to a learning hub full of informative e-learning, TED Talks etc.

    The best thing about working for L&G is the family you build during your time with the company. Probably quite dependent on the manager you have within the company as to how strong a team you become but if you're looking for an organisation that makes you comfortable and tries its best for you then Legal & General would be a good fit.
    I'm sure a number of people would disagree with me on this statement but the fact we still have a bonus scheme is surely better than having nothing at all!

    Cons

    The systems we use are quite dated.
    Knowing which email to take notice of is difficult due to receiving so many from numerous areas.
    More investment needed in colleagues across all sites in general.
    Some people within the business are clearly no longer interested in working for L&G so should be managed out the door rather than left to create poison.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people better. Make them love you and they'll always do their best for you.
    Find out the personal interests of every member of your team and where possible work to help them achieve their goals. Keep our brains thinking!!
    I'd also suggest if as a manager you don't agree with a decision being made by higher management then speak up. Showing you care isn't a sackable offence!


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    Finance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Legal & General Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Very nice office (Kingswood) although the office is being vacated in just a few years
    Good share schemes and car park
    Able to get involved in lots of projects due to size of company and its operations
    Good on CV

    Cons

    Pay is poor unless you work for LGIM
    2015 cost cutting objective means that jobs are not being replaced, people aren't being promoted and pay rises are laughable (even if you've completed your yearly objectives)
    Benefits slowly being withdrawn due to cost cutting
    Lack of job stability due to mass redundancies
    Employee development not given much priority
    Very poor systems (worst I've ever seen)
    Loyalty not rewarded

    Advice to Management

    The knee jerk reaction to decreased profit margins results in overzealous cost cutting targets and leaves employees very unhappy with pay/benefits/development. Be smart about this and consider the cost of hiring new staff is far greater than giving above inflation pay rises and treating your employees fairly when you consider recruitment agency costs, higher salaries for new company joiners and time spent retraining. Reward loyalty rather than focusing on just the bottom line.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Approver and Technical Expert

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Legal & General Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience, good work/life balance - depending on individual managers, pay and bonus at manager level is okay, friendly and relaxed in Kingswood office and a few intelligent staff.

    Cons

    Slow workflow due to no investments into decent computers, short term vision and aggressive and childlike directors of business units.

    Advice to Management

    Protection business area. Smile, greet people in the mornings and say goodbye in the evenings - don't try to avoid eye contact it is strange and not engaging.


  7. Nice people, interesting work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Adviser in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Compliance Adviser in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Legal & General Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, good benefits. Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Salary could be better, stressed staff, questionable career progression

    Advice to Management

    There is discussion about personal development but nothing done to encourage or support you. Teams are too divided


  8. Helpful (1)

    Very poor internal communication

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Still a good name to be associated with.
    Deliver good products
    Good work life balance, good gym & classes
    Great car sharing
    Parking has improved

    Cons

    Exceptional poor internal communication - expect to find out all your information from gossip and the media - including the information you need to do the job !
    There only seems to be one visible executive, who seems more focused on politics than running the company.
    IT systems and controls exceptionally weak with no long term planning.
    No networking opportunities

    Advice to Management

    1. Communicate to your staff, don't be frightened of them.
    2. Understand the connection between Vision, Strategy and tactical planning.
    3. Develop a proper IT Strategy and implement it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you don't care

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Perfect place to "work" if you want to do 9am - 5pm, want flexible working or an easy life.

    If you're a politician, you'll go far.

    Cons

    If you're not interested in politics, want to achieve something, work with talented people, progress your career or make a difference, look elsewhere.

    Incompetence makes doing a decent job impossible. Unless you work in risk.

    Advice to Management

    The politics and poor decisions are putting L&G in a very bad position for the future in order to protect today's share price. If you make a bad decision, it's better to change your mind than to force it through (e.g. every single technology decision that's being made).

    Stop focusing on risk and start thinking about the customer.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Beyond awful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The name might get you a decent job elsewhere.

    Cons

    Compensation: If you pay peanuts you get a bunch of monkeys. Processes, management radical overhaul, limited career and salary growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into employees and pay them a market wage at least.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Was a great place but culture has changed totally in last 18 months

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good name on cv. Was always plenty going on to allow for challenge and development. Previous staff and performance appraisal policies were transparent and ensured fair outcomes

    Cons

    Once you are onboard your package does not keep pace with the market
    huge cultural shift and restructures since mid 2013 have increased centralisation, reduced resource beyond what is comfortable to manage business and result in staff working long hours without adequate support
    increasingly political management which seems to value those who make the right noises over those with the knowledge who can actually do the work; a recipe for disaster once they lose the good people. Increasingly bullying culture to achieve results
    Years of underinvestment in systems is now becoming critical yet they are cutting costs still further
    poor progression internally

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and try the carrot not the stick
    if you want to cut costs in the long run and improve customer service at the same time you need to invest in systems now
    stop being so kingswood centric. You will find that it isnt the centre of the universe and in many cases your most productive staff are elsewhere
    trest people fairly including reward. The current performance system is far worse than the previous one as it is open to abuse and allows favourtism.



Showing 35 of 49 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.