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Old Mutual Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was awesome

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

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    Pros

    Good working environment and culture

    Cons

    No growth since people do not move out of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I have been working at Old Mutual as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great overall culture and benefits

    Cons

    Contractors do not have security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work of making Old Mutual great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intermediate Actuarial Specialist at Old Mutual

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intermediate Actuarial Specialist in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Intermediate Actuarial Specialist in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job satisfaction, great people, great rotation policy.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Old Faithful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Life Insurance Producer in Kïhei, HI
    Current Employee - Life Insurance Producer in Kïhei, HI

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

    Pros

    very good support
    quick turn around
    minimal paperwork
    the support from the home office on the mainland was great!

    Cons

    beat the street
    pound the pavement
    find your own leads
    their was no real mentor close to me and the time difference proved to be a hindrance when scheduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    small draw would be a good start for new producers to get offices started, free signage?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture, great people.

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    • 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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

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

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    • 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.  

    Brilliant working environment and intra-environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - 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
  10.  

    my experience at old mutual was good.

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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