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Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
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  1.  

    Hard work is its own reward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Life at OM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great culture, great people.

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    financial planning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the atmosphere and the satisfaction you have a=seeing someone who becomes more financially secure

    Cons

    The not knowing when your salary will come

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Working Conditions

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Level playing field when it comes to promotions

  7.  

    A relaxed but productive workplace.

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

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A relaxed atmosphere in a truly great location (London HQ), OM could be a company that you work at for a long time.

    Cons

    Perhaps some of the vision is and direction is being missed. Subsidiary group companies seem able to 'wag the dog' in certain regards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A company with strong corporate values that is increasing its presence in the UK

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

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

    Pros

    Management and culture thrives to empower employees. Currently there is a drive to change through transformation post a series of M&A activity in the UK - which makes it a really interesting place to work. Overall there is a positive culture to those who want to work with the organisation on the journey to making Old Mutual a big name in UK FS. There has recently been influx of great talent into the business.

    Cons

    The organisation is going through a great deal of change post mergers and acquisitions in the UK space, this means that both BAU and central services are stretched. Therefore i could only recommend to those that enjoy change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great environment, no structure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Old Mutual as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly company, good hours, social atmosphere

    Cons

    Little support from above, interaction between different countries poor, frustratingly slow progress of projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Brilliant working environment and intra-environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Administrator in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Intern - Administrator in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I have been working at Old Mutual as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good support structure for co-workers

    Cons

    I'd say the office politics involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    my experience at old mutual was good.

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

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    Pros

    some of the best reasons to work for Old Mutual is the salary and bonuses.

    Cons

    some of the downsides is limited flex time.

    Recommends

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