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This is one of the areas big employers, it's a fair place, a bit old school but if you fit with the culture you'll be ok

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Peterborough, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Peterborough, England (UK)
Recommends

Pros

The company has a Supportive culture Smart people do get on at BGL Good benefits Able to move across divisions

Cons

Old school - the guys have to wear ties to work! A paternalistic culture, but if you don't mind that it's fine, if you do mind, don't join!

Other Employee Reviews for BGL Group

  1. Significant room for improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fairly flexible about providing time off - Good office environment - Well recognised employer in Peterborough - Well located

    Cons

    Not an employer who attracts the best senior management - Remuneration packages not as competitive as similar sized/located employers - Promotion system very dubious (i.e. rewarding long serving employees rather than the most able - system not necessarily designed to advance the best and brightest) - Excessively lumbering and bureaucratic HR Department - Recruitment process is appalling and long-winded with complete lack of communication and feedback

    Advice to Management

    Make significant improvements to recruitment process by actually providing candidates with updates and feedback - Improve humility of senior management to reduce the highly negative effect of the "them" and "us" culture (i.e. start by doing away with the grossly arrogant "Exec Suite" to which only Directors have access - if global blue chip companies can survive without this ridiculous 80s throwback, then a privately owned insurance company based in Peterborough certainly can!)


  2. Helpful (1)

    A good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ECommerce Executive in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - ECommerce Executive in Peterborough, England (UK)

    Pros

    BGL has a great sense of camraderie and some great littel perks, such as an on site costa coffee and an excellant canteen serving great food all day long. They also know how to through a great employee bash.

    Cons

    It's definitely a love it or hate it kind of a place, and the management aren't very good at conducting or following up on reviews. There's also a lot of red tape, and old fashioned attitudes, but then I think that's par for the course with them being an insurance company.

    Advice to Management

    Take the review process more seriouslly, look at what staff need and how you can help them get there.


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