Lloyd's Register

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Lloyd's Register Reviews in London, England

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
76 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • LR places a real focus on workplace culture, work/life balance and personal/professional development (in 18 reviews)

  • Good work Environment and Learning Environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Too many chiefs (mid and senior management) not enough Indians (skilled staff) (in 5 reviews)

  • Sometimes too small for significant career opportunities (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent environment and you never stop learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Love the environment and the rigurosity of the job. It is a company that loves to innovate but without losing its tradition and history. Above all, love the culture they promote, looking for a better world.

    Cons

    Process sometimes are very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foment more opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Average experience tending towards the negative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time

    Pros

    Good salary. Free meals. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Ye ole boys network. Disorganisation. Processes are plagued by systems that don't work and duplicate each other without adding value. Management detached and easily impressed with schemes and activities they don't fully understand but "look good" and have the right colour scheme on the intranet!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less PR and more true expertise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well meaning, but too traditional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy pace of life.
    Flex working (very public sector approach to accruing time).
    Free food!!

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions.
    Slow to execute.
    Old school culture that is heavily make dominated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drag yourselves into this century of running a commercial business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues
    work life balance
    Interesting work and generally given the tools to do the best possible

    Cons

    Opportunities to develop
    Structure changing all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees step out of their pigeonhole once in a while. They will benefit and so will you in the long term (if you are still around and haven't jumped to your next job).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marine Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marine Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People: Approachable, helpful and friendly
    Prestige: The group as 250 years of history
    Training: Office and Hand-on site experience
    Size and Locations: Over 8,000 employees on all continents
    Ethics: Charity status of the organisation means a less "profit-driven"

    Cons

    Salaries (marine) less competitive compared to the oil & gas
    Typical organisational inertia of big companies can be felt here as well
    Lack of dynamism sometimes felt
    Lack of technical knowledge from some departments (e.g. HR) is an issue during the recruitment of.... technical people!?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve employer efficiency and dynamism. Carry out some employee reviews? Focus on the more important (technical and business development) task rather than on the internal corporate matters...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfying, rewarding, desire for change, ethical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Energy Quality Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Energy Quality Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They want to provide service offerings that really matter to the customer and prevent risks to people and the environment. A very satisfying place to work and in general, the people make the work easy. You are able to challenge how they perform tasks and activities effectively to bring about improvements.

    Cons

    Change is a key challenge that takes time and can cause undue delays due to being a risk averse business. I see this as an historical issue, due to the company operating for over 253 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you are doing, but, do it faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Real focus on collaboration and culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Support Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Support Specialist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    What sets LR aside isn't so much the work itself but the way it is done and the environment in which you do it. LR places a real focus on workplace culture, work/life balance and personal/professional development. Salaries are more or less standard for the industry, but when you factor in the benefits, flexibility and social/professionals opportunities afforded to all staff, LR comes out on top. The 'working together' mantra, which seems to permeate at every level throughout the organisation, means there's a real collaboration culture and the opportunity to work with stakeholders of all levels across a wide range of projects, timezones and industries is there for those who choose to take it.

    Cons

    Being a very large, very conservative, traditional and risk-averse organisation, things do tend to move a little slower in terms of implementing change or gaining approval on new ideas/technology/strategies at Lloyd's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to see how old British Companies work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly workplace with good benefits, inclusive environment

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and inefficient. Lack of career opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline business processes and reduce headcount

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Lloyd's Register Response

    Jun 5, 2014Digital Media Manager

    My sincere thanks for your honest feedback.

    I wanted to take this opportunity to address some of the points you’ve made with regards to inefficiencies and barriers to growth at LR.

    Given the
    ... More

  10.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Training Coordinator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Lloyd's Register as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice people, nice office, god environment, free lunches

    Cons

    office sometimes was too cold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Staff in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Staff in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Good relationship with peers and management
    Great respect towards employeeds and their life
    Socially aware and engaged
    Undertakes lots of interesting programms and embraces change

    Cons

    Tends to be a bit unstructured and lacks process awareness and culture
    Sometimes too small for significant career opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work
    Focus on strategic approach and structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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