Norwich Union

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Norwich Union Reviews

Updated May 22, 2014
Updated May 22, 2014
4 Reviews

3.2
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    All the managers I've been under are very supportive, so the company as a whole. I don't think you could get a better job for the money they pay

    Cons

    Promotions within the company are slow to come and hard fought after

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your staff like children, keep systems thinking in mind and always give your staff the chance to improve themselves

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor management from both mid level and upper managers/leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    - Stable working environment.
    - There are opportunities in inter-teams/department transfers.
    - Above average compensation.

    Cons

    - Managers lack the skills to manage their employees.
    - Managers always over commit their resources resulting in frequent overtime or poor quality of projects.
    - Very poor dissemination of information from top management.
    - No emphasize is given to production support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should not always commit to a project when in the first place there are no or not enough resources. And more emphasize should be given to production support as there are constant problems with the systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Happys Back! - Not if you work there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supplier Relationship Manager  in  Norwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Supplier Relationship Manager in Norwich, England (UK)

    Pros

    Reasonable salaries for a provinical employer

    Cons

    Decisions driven by the opinions of certain individuals rather than being driven by business sense
    Antiquated IT systems and processes
    Don't value staff, the biggest employer in the local area so have captive audience for employees so don't make the most of the talent that they've got, everyone is dispensable, I left NU six months ago after a very disappointing year with the organisation and never formally asked why I was leaving, they didn't seem to care about learning why people left the company or using this information to improve working conditions for the remaining staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dictate more, make a business decision and push it through, don't allow the personal opinions of some individuals to create unnecessary blockages to business modernisation, many are looking after their own best interests rather than those of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good pay compensates for poor treatment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Worthing, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Worthing, South East England, England (UK)

    Pros

    Pay is good and so are the benefits - 29 days holiday and flexibility over start and end times. The work was generally interesting, and teamwork is good.

    Cons

    There was very little opportunity for training and a gradual deskillling of the workforce led up to several rounds of redundancy, with many of the projects being outsourced to India. Some people were delighted to get out with a big lump sum, but for most it was a sad end.
    Morale for those left behind was not good - feeling insecure as well as overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior staff do ask for feedback in annual surveys, but they don't seem to be acted on.

    Doesn't Recommend

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