Lloyd's Register Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Lloyd's Register CEO Richard Sadler
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Pros
  • Work-life balance reasonably good (in 18 reviews)

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

Cons
  • If you are favored by being from the UK and putting up a good front to senior management you will have a nice long career at this company (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good work-life balance, bad management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with work-life balance for high performing staff Has some very dedicated and knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Leadership lacks vision and goes for projects and programmes that will look good on their CVs in the next job Senior management is totally detached from working staff Lot's of old IT systems that slow things down Poor project management and delivery from IT Lack of career progression and opportunities to develop

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what should be done for the company rather than plan your next career move. Pay more attention to what's happening around you.


  2. Great place to work until they sold us

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is open and honest. It is a friendly and pleasant place to work. Management are generally good. The benefits are good and they are very flexible. Seem to genuinely care about employees.

    Cons

    They sold the Rail business to Ricardo. It systems are not the best. It can be a battle to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    It is a shame the rail business had to be sold, but it was a pleasure working there whilst it lasted.


  3. Good company culture

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

    I worked at Lloyd's Register

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed, good work balance culture

    Cons

    people stay for a long time

    Advice to Management

    invest in people


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Outdated and autocratic leadership with no strategic awareness

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

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues, on the whole supportive managers, varied work.

    Cons

    The leadership team drive a fear culture throughout the organisation. Real lack of commerciality and no clear strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Change senior leadership team


  6. Helpful (2)

    Average experience tending towards the negative

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

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Less PR and more true expertise


  7. Helpful (1)

    Excellent environment and you never stop learning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Foment more opportunities.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Well meaning, but too traditional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    Drag yourselves into this century of running a commercial business


  9. Good workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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).


  10. Helpful (1)

    Summer Internship

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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...


  11. Satisfying, rewarding, desire for change, ethical

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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