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Very good company

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Current Employee - Director in Brussels (Belgium)
Current Employee - Director in Brussels (Belgium)

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.

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  1. Terrible Place to work; barely an operational bank due to split from mother company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Ageas

    Pros

    Entrepreunial spirit
    flexible working arrangements
    good location

    Cons

    * disorganised organisational structure
    * poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be aware that the workspace needs to be more diverse in terms of gender/nationalities

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. Only if you have no other choice (Otherwise, a big mistake)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)

    I worked at Ageas

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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