Old Mutual Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Business Development

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, forward thinking firm.

    Cons

    Very little infrastructure to support professional development.


  2. Disconnected constantly changing strategies

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Mutual (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people were great! Very professional and experienced people in the Denver office.

    Cons

    The constant battle between parent company and affiliates.

    Advice to Management

    Really focus on a strategy to completion.


  3. Hard work is its own reward

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Greater than average diversity. Uniqueness is respected. Flexible working hours and rules. A liberal atmosphere. Comraderie among staff. There is plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    Layoffs. Twelve hour work days. Uncertainty about the future of the company. Fires to put out everywhere. High attrition rate. This year, bonuses were not given, and raises were given only to a select few.

    Advice to Management

    Give bonuses and raises next year. We have been working hard, and we deserve to be compensated. Invest more in developing junior staff. Don't just toss them into the lake and expect them to swim.


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  5. Life at OM

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Career development and easy access to senior management

    Cons

    Very inefficient management. The pay is not competitive and pay raises are scarce. Just recently downsized

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money in finding the right talent to run a tight ship-qualified professionals who will work for the right money; eliminate wasteful spending on overpriced consultants that do a poor job, and greedy MGA's that do not produce enough business.


  6. Growing Company - Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast Growing Investment Firm expanding into various areas of Global investing beyond insurance. We are still small and in flat organization model - which gives many employees the opportunity to work on a number of diverse projects. Benefits package is very genersous.

    Cons

    Compensation of employees - word is most people or below comparable roles in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Being a smaller firm, we need to retain the best people, in order to do that, we need to start paying them above average for just about everyone does more work than similar roles in other firms.


  7. Great working environment, interesting work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, friendly environment, interesting work, company show an interest in the welfare - financial and health - of their employees.

    Cons

    Out of date IT resources, the company does not maximise the benefits IT can bring to enhance and facilitate better communication within the company and between offices.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in IT and telecommunications used by employees to facilitate improved communications and improved business relationships.


  8. ADMINISTRATOR

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Harare (Zimbabwe)
    Current Employee - Administrative in Harare (Zimbabwe)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    a bit slow on product development decisions

    Advice to Management

    embrass technology


  9. Old Mutual Life Assurance is like an well oiled running engine, with it's wealth of experience and footprint.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Windhoek (Namibia)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Windhoek (Namibia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The flexibility and the reason that you work for your salary, if you don't put in 100% you will most probably go home with almost or no salary for that specific month

    Cons

    The commission split between yourself and the company at times is not well balanced out.

    Advice to Management

    Guide and look after your employees and you will most definitely get the best results from them


  10. Great culture, great people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The CEO is very keen to embed culture throughout the business, and remains actively engaged with employees. The company is very supportive of organic growth and allows employees to continue their development within the firm.

    Cons

    Management fails to communicate with teams, and as such, fails to understand true underlying issues of their teams. Most areas of the business are kept in a silo, which is counterintuitive as we depend on one another.

    Advice to Management

    Remain actively engaged with your teams. Book bi-weekly meetings to discuss difficulties and challenges, and also sit with your team in the office. I'm unsure why heads of teams are given a prestigious seat miles away from their teams. Many employees are computer illiterate also, which is a slight worry, especially within a business sector responsible for conducting several trades a day and managing large quantities of data.


  11. Good Working Conditions

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good graduate trainee program. Rotation in all the divisions of the company: financial services, investments, actuarial, pension schemes, etc. Opportunities to gain international experince with the work abroad programs.

    Cons

    Late hours, especially when creating quarterly reports. Sometimes have to carry work home to beat deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Level playing field when it comes to promotions



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