Lloyds Banking Group

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Insurance Division used to be a good place to work when Widows, went downhill

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Lloyds Banking Group

Pros

I was part of the Scottish Widows insurance subsidiary prior to the HBOS merger, subsequently LBG Insurance Division. For most of the time Widows felt like it had a strong identity and people seem proud to work for the company, albeit the usual frustrations of working for a corporate. There were many people there who were really dedicated and hard working and went way beyond the extra mile to do a good job, often at weekends.

Cons

My experience is since around 2008 was almost continual management rotation - executive/director level management coming in, trying to transform everything, moving to the next role and leaving a big mess behind after 12 to 18 months. This happened repeatedly, resulting in terrible staff morale and real operational difficulties and only got worse when the HBOS merger happened and senior management became even more focused on positioning themselves for structural change and the local identity that Widows had disappeared.

Board level management within the insurance division in Edinburgh could most politely be described as sub-standard: faceless execs, feared by many (that seemed to be a calling card of executive management in those days, being feared) sitting on the 7th floor amongst themselves.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop thinking about positioning yourself for the next round of management changes and start caring about the people in your departments.

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    Lloyds is not a people company, its only concern is making money as it's staff expense

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lloyds Banking Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary is fair but not market rate.
    Offices are well laid out and comfortable to work in.

    Cons

    The foundation of the company (workers) are not treated well and are not paid well which can cause issues internally.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great, so far.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copley, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lloyds Banking Group

    Pros

    Great team spirit. Good site facilities. Easy to find location. Local accommodation available for those wishing to take up temporary residence.

    Cons

    Contractor. No holidays, no sick leave, unpaid breaks and slightly weird shift pattern (combination of consecutive days and nights, taking a bit of getting used to again).

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