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Very good company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Brussels (Belgium)
Current Employee - Director in Brussels (Belgium)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

At the time when I was working there, it was a very good company. Nice opportunities, good colleagues and perfect working conditions

Cons

The banking crisis has turned evereything around. The Cons are those of every big company: red tape and politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Ageas

  1. Helpful (1)

    Only if you have no other choice (Otherwise, a big mistake)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Competitive salary and excellent benefits with huge number of holidays - Strong interference/support of employee unions/council, thus management can't just do whatever they want (although 'ways-around' can always be created) - If you start - in most cases - you can easily complete your work life at at the age of 65 (is that's what you want)

    Cons

    - Every little thing is structured, processed, controlled. No room for personal initiative. No risk taking. You spend your days in endless, stupid meetings. You'd die in tears if you are a performance and result oriented person. - It's not your competency or talents which count but they years of service within the bank. I mean it. So, if there is one job and 2 internal candidates (one of them a fully competent person with perfect skills but in the company only for a few years and the other one less competent but in the company for 20 years) they go for the second one. - Nobody cares for competitiveness or hard working or efficiency. The whole system is based on risk-free, slow-motion culture. - No unity, no team feeling. Everybody walks around like a lonely fish in the ocean. - Full of incompetent people. Hundreds of them. But they stay because they are there in the last 20-30 years. Some even do not know how to write an email or use Excel, Word... - Only a few people at the top- CEO direct reports- know where they are going, the rest....either busy with preparing colourful presentations to cascade stories to their direct reports or at the coffee machine. Avoid ! ( if you are not only looking for a job but for a career)

    Advice to Management

    You hire competitive people and let them die in your organisation, because your working culture is not for performance,result oriented people. You must find ways to keep the spirit high or just hire average people with no ambition.


  2. Fortis in ruins

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Planning Planner in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Financial Planning Planner in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It used to be ok there. It no longer is. I would advice people wishing to join the industry to go somewhere else.

    Cons

    Fortis is in financial ruins. The products are poor. The management have no idea whatsoever they are doing. The managers are absolutely useless.

    Advice to Management

    Please do take care of your staff. The support of staff is very very important should you wish to keep a good rapport with your agents


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