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I worked at Scottish Widows full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Can be good money if in the right job, overall at my time the company was just heading in the wrong direction. Friends still there say it has only gotten and continues to get worse.Cons
Soul destroying in most roles as management genuinely are making a mess of things. Apparently there is not a single administration area that is not in severe backlog situation, including the complaints department which speaks volumesAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Listen to staff outside Head Office and remember that they actually have customers to consider. There are real peope with real investments that they need to consider. It is not just fodder for a good advertising campaign, it's real.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Scottish Widows in June 2012.Interview Details
Had my 1:1 interview at Scottish Widows today and thought I'd share the process with you.
I met up with Robert who took me to a little pod and introduced me to another staff member who would be taking notes throughout the interview. First they went through the role a little more, pay scale, working hours, the specific duties involved etc. Pretty standard stuff.
Next was another competency based structured interview. This consisted of 4 questions based on customer care and how you adapt to changes within your working environment. This was a lot more in depth than the telephone interview, and they were very specific in what they were looking for.
Finally there was a roleplay, which should have been done over the telephone, but apparently there were issues with the phone, so I took a "telephone call" in the office with Robert pretending to be a client querying his holiday insurance. Felt a little strange to be honest, but worked out quite well I think.
The interview overall wasn't too bad, definitely more difficult than I was expecting, and the interviewers definitely had their poker faces on. They weren't giving anything away.
Hopefully I should hear back next week one way or the other. Wish me luck!No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
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Founded in 1815 as Scotland's first mutual life insurer, Scottish Widows provides life insurance and pension plans, as well as annuities and health insurance coverage. The company's Scottish Widows Bank branch offers savings accounts and mortgage loans, and its Scottish Widows Investment Partnership segment manages over $180 billion (£90 billion) in client funds under management. The company is a subsidiary of theLloyds Banking Group. Its products are sold through direct and independent sales representatives and advisers, as well as through affiliated banks and the...