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Safe and reasonable if you're willing to put in the work

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at Lloyds Banking Group full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Reasonably secure despite market. Pay has been upgraded recently at manager / associate director level. Decent perks & holidays. For a PM there is generally flexibility on working hours, location etc.

Cons

Pay is still lower than some of the competition - be prepared for a consultant reporting to you on twice your salary (not contractor). There are definite differences between the divisions & roles in terms of expectation and reward. Flexibility is a strength but too much still depends on local managers expectations / bias.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing but it will take a while to earn trust. There is a lot of change fatigue - consider it non-critical changes could be phased to avoid disengagement, particularly organisational change.

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  1. In IT area, good opportunities but not if you're a programmer due to outsourcing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Lloyds Banking Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment in IT area and can be a good package if you are considered to be an above average performer

    Cons

    Bloated appraisal process that isn't as objective as it pretends to be; laddering takes place but management denies that it does or isn't very open about it! Outsourcing IT to India Complex IT environment as a result of multiple mergers

    Advice to Management

    Value your people more


  2. great team, okay work, above-average salary

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Services Officer in Wellingborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Services Officer in Wellingborough, England (UK)

    I worked at Lloyds Banking Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    wok/life balance, the strong sense of camaraderie amongst the team members. Had a good standing in the community because so many local people used this particular branch.

    Cons

    tedious nature of work in retail banking resulted in the branch having a serious attitude towards hitting targets. Not hitting targets was not well-tolerated, and they were usually set quite high.


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