Old Mutual Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
21 Reviews
3.5
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Old Faithful

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    Current Employee - Life Insurance Producer  in  Kïhei, HI
    Current Employee - Life Insurance Producer in Kïhei, HI

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    very good support
    quick turn around
    minimal paperwork
    the support from the home office on the mainland was great!

    Cons

    beat the street
    pound the pavement
    find your own leads
    their was no real mentor close to me and the time difference proved to be a hindrance when scheduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    small draw would be a good start for new producers to get offices started, free signage?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    COOL ENVIRONMENT

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Mutual as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    was an intern it wasn't to bad they are a fun group to work with and seems to know which direction they are going as an company/

    Cons

    didn't have much for me to do wish i was more involved in certain things. however it was a good experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find more work for the interns to do

  3.  

    Hard work is its own reward

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    Pros

    Greater than average diversity. Uniqueness is respected. Flexible working hours and rules. A liberal atmosphere. Comraderie among staff. There is plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    Layoffs. Twelve hour work days. Uncertainty about the future of the company. Fires to put out everywhere. High attrition rate. This year, bonuses were not given, and raises were given only to a select few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give bonuses and raises next year. We have been working hard, and we deserve to be compensated. Invest more in developing junior staff. Don't just toss them into the lake and expect them to swim.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Life at OM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    Pros

    Career development and easy access to senior management

    Cons

    Very inefficient management. The pay is not competitive and pay raises are scarce. Just recently downsized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more money in finding the right talent to run a tight ship-qualified professionals who will work for the right money; eliminate wasteful spending on overpriced consultants that do a poor job, and greedy MGA's that do not produce enough business.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    financial planning

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the atmosphere and the satisfaction you have a=seeing someone who becomes more financially secure

    Cons

    The not knowing when your salary will come

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good in parts

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A diverse group with lots of opportunities in Africa

    Cons

    Middle management is very poor and the organisation is highly siloed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on your middle management and build a coaching culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Working Conditions

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    Pros

    Good graduate trainee program. Rotation in all the divisions of the company: financial services, investments, actuarial, pension schemes, etc.

    Opportunities to gain international experince with the work abroad programs.

    Cons

    Late hours, especially when creating quarterly reports.

    Sometimes have to carry work home to beat deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level playing field when it comes to promotions

  9.  

    A relaxed but productive workplace.

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A relaxed atmosphere in a truly great location (London HQ), OM could be a company that you work at for a long time.

    Cons

    Perhaps some of the vision is and direction is being missed. Subsidiary group companies seem able to 'wag the dog' in certain regards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Old Mutual Group Head Office

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    Current Employee - Risk  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great people across this multinational group

    Cons

    Some senior people that don't live the Group's values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do as you say in respect of the Group's values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A company with strong corporate values that is increasing its presence in the UK

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Southampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management and culture thrives to empower employees. Currently there is a drive to change through transformation post a series of M&A activity in the UK - which makes it a really interesting place to work. Overall there is a positive culture to those who want to work with the organisation on the journey to making Old Mutual a big name in UK FS. There has recently been influx of great talent into the business.

    Cons

    The organisation is going through a great deal of change post mergers and acquisitions in the UK space, this means that both BAU and central services are stretched. Therefore i could only recommend to those that enjoy change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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