Lloyds Banking Group

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Lloyds Banking Group Reviews in Bristol, England

Updated July 12, 2014
Updated July 12, 2014
189 Reviews
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189 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance was unusually good in the department I worked in compared to other companies (in 25 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is good, as are benefits and salary (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Highly doubtful that Senior management knows anything but the salaries for most people who work here (in 11 reviews)

  • Sometimes shifts can be a bit inflexible and difficult to change for work life balance/life events (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work though fast paced and pressurizing at times, politics at play

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

    I have been working at Lloyds Banking Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing place to get good experience
    Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    very target driven
    management can be very difficult to handle at times
    very rigid rules in place
    complex processes and systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    define right structure, bring simple organization model to company
    be transparent with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This is the best job I have worked at, my team are more like a family to me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Case Official Litigation  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Case Official Litigation in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lloyds Banking Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Imagine spending the entire day with good friends, laughing, getting along, enjoying your time - that's how it feels like at my work place, it makes me more productive with work and work doesn't feel like a chore. It's fun.

    Cons

    The main challenge I find is progression. I achieve good ratings every year, I am highly respected among my peers and managers but there just aren't enough opportunities to progress to the next level up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the time, you guys are great, some of the times, you let work stresses, deadlines etc bring you down which you then in turn inflict on your colleagues with your bad mood! Try not to let your mood affect how you behave with your colleagues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Lloyds Banking Group part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Comprehensive benefits and flexible working - allowed me to move from full time to part time
    Friendly team working
    Lots of internal opportunities to change full time role

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy... decisions take an age to get through but eventually they do come back
    Promotions for part-timers tricky ( understandably)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard work, frustrating, challenging, but ultimately rewarding

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

    I have been working at Lloyds Banking Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Autonomy
    Experience
    Challenges
    Fun
    Really helping shape a blue chip company

    Cons

    Long hours
    Limited recognition
    Silos of leadership below a broad strategy level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To not just develop a strategy and vision, but really ensure it can be implemented in a cohesive manner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work life balance but ancient systems

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

    I have been working at Lloyds Banking Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Good locations.

    Cons

    Finance systems are beyond old. All offline solutions. Contractor culture generating too many quick fix solutions to "deliver" projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT infrastructure and use experienced employees not contractors to plan these changes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fulfilling but lacking in opportunity

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

    I worked at Lloyds Banking Group

    Pros

    Good people with positive outlooks.
    Good working locations
    Opportunities to impress
    Opportunities to learn
    Chance to travel around the UK and work in a retail bank undergoing a lot of change

    Cons

    The wok is not the most engaging and often you find yourself in the weeds too much without a lot of opportunities to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should look inside their organisationfor talent more often and ensure they are promoting the best regularly to ensure they keep hold of them

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very bad - not given the job I applied for and was promised at interview!

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

    I have been working at Lloyds Banking Group

    Pros

    If recruited as elite 'talent', (about 150 posts in the UK) you are on a magic carpet to career success provided you never ask awkward questions or question existing approaches or ethos.

    Cons

    HR at all levels is appalling:
    (i)Poorly designed 'balanced scorecard' system of performance management; (ii) 'It is important that we all think alike' (quote from LBG 'values') - don't work for LBG if you have braincells or a soul; (iii) You are effectively pidgeonholed by the job you are recruited for (or that LBG put you in!). There is little chance of moving out of a job you don't like; (iv) You only need to achieve adequate scores across the range in your balanced scorecard - higher performance ratings are given to those who inspire their colleagues by being 'positive role models' , which in practice means conformity and synthesised joy at working for such a wonderful organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace existing HR ethos, practice and people (at all levels). If you are really interested in making LBG a dynamic organization rather than a dull but mendacious bureaucracy dependent on state support stop looking inwards and actually take it on board that you don't know it all. Start looking at your staff, including those in the nether regions of your company, as a potential asset not a liability - there are for example quite a lot of graduates in LBG stuck in miserable, dead-end jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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