M&G Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Michael G.A. McLintock
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  1. An amazing place to kick-off your career!

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

    I have been working at M&G

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Extensive introductory training - Support for relevant qualifications - Personal development manager - Great work / life balance - Relaxed working environment

    Cons

    - Flat structure (Can be seen as positive or negative)


  2. Commercial Graduate at M&G

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

    I have been working at M&G full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, rotation experience, friendly culture where everyone is willing to help you. Very good training scheme which supports you finding a job in the business.

    Cons

    A slow moving company, which needs to invest in its infrastructure. Little choice about where you rotate to in the graduate scheme.

    Advice to Management

    More Competitive pay, bigger offices needed, and a more joined up approach between the business units.


  3. Long hours, old systems, but pro-change.

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

    I have been working at M&G

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

    Pros

    Going through modernisation of processes, more automation, less manual processes and generally improving the way things work. It is possible to have your own changes implemented if you can deliver it yourself i.e. write the script, make the changes, get the approval (can be quick).

    Cons

    Systems are very old, many built in-house and out of date. Too many manual work arounds for existing systems - and fund managers unwilling to change. Strangled by PCAP in terms of funding and process.

    Advice to Management

    Look at those who drive the changes and let them lead - stop office politics and entrenched staff hold you back.


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  5. Release Manager / Technical Project Manager

    • 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 M&G full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Learning and development.

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities in Project Management


  6. Make a difference

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

    I have been working at M&G (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to be entrepreneurial. Flexible and friendly workplace.

    Cons

    Has become a big business and heavily regulated making real change hard to get done

    Advice to Management

    Try experimenting with some innovative change ideas


  7. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M&G full-time

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to get involved in interesting work

    Cons

    Culture is everything at M&G so if you don't think it's your cup of tea it's best to look elsewhere


  8. Good company

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

    I have been working at M&G

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

    Pros

    Good company overall, enjoyable environment

    Cons

    Does not pay well enough

    Advice to Management

    Pay talent better


  9. Great, supportive but slow

    • 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 M&G full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    People focused, calm atmosphere.

    Cons

    lack of innovation and decisions are slow to come by

    Advice to Management

    Needs to have a circular feedback system


  10. Helpful (2)

    Back Office Team Supervisor

    • 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 M&G full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning & Development - so many options for courses / further learning and not normally too many barriers. Continuity of performance - regular bonuses & pay rises Friendly - strong culture across much of the business, certain areas of back office not included

    Cons

    This is largely centred on my experience of my department alone. Poor management - wrong people in elevated positions & director level "blindness" HR - shockingly inadequate and have failed to act on numerous complaints Pay - middle of the spectrum for a company of its kind Care for people - Doesn't seem to be any - people working long hours for very little thanks and no real goal to change this

    Advice to Management

    Try to maintain the past culture which remains in certain areas of middle / front office and pay more attention to the thoughts of staff, people who have valuable feedback.


  11. Helpful (1)

    If you want a CAREER rather than a 9-5 paying job this is not the place for you

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

    I worked at M&G full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Free tea and coffee, instant messanger keeps you occupied, hardly any work (easy money), loads of headcount being added constantly as staff are good at pretending to be busy, 9-5 hours, people take long lunches

    Cons

    There seems to be a pattern in some support departments that it's a sin to progress. Lack of support and poor management - They ignore you, treat you like dirt, talk about you behind your back, start rumours, no guidance, poor knowledge, refuse training internal/external Your job spec will not change - It's false promises of growth. Many staff spend their days doing analysis that no one looks at as requested. Time wasting duties. If a new task comes in they will just add headcount. Too much headcount - suits the 9-5 jobbers but not the career hungry folks as you aren't learning much. Confidence levels goes down - managers don't let you speak in meetings or delegate appropriately, huge issues with micro-management. Full of clicks - trust no one. The managers just back stab eachother and blame stuff on you behind your back to cover themselves, don't expect them to stick by you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay less, work harder. More oversight by Directors of the heads of the areas. Stop ignoring cries for help.



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