Old Mutual

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Old Mutual Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    crap

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Mutual

    Pros

    well possibly the brand name

    Cons

    the whole joint was depressing

  2.  

    The Borg Outpost

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

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many nice people – especially the more recent joiners

    Cons

    Clichés and fiefdoms connected by their length of service, rather than value, competency or effectiveness.

    Decision making by committee or collective – no one wants to be accountable for a decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop shuffling and promoting the same old bunch of people around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A leaderless company that doesn't have a vision or know to manage itself in advance of problems.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Mutual

    Pros

    Being employed is better than being unemployed. Responsibilities are delegated, and compensation was fair. The company does maintain a strong balance sheet.

    Cons

    The failure of leadership means your job is at high risk of developing into a past position as they lay people off to compensate for their failures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a vision and treat people with respect.
    Don't rely on direct reports to tell you what is going on. The issues underneath them are severe and known to the staff's. They could tell you how to fix them before you sell the subsidiary and fire everyone.
    Treat people fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good in parts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    Past Experiences

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

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits package and renumeration

    Cons

    Lack of personal managers who monitored individuals progress and development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Consultant's Perspective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Developer in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Developer in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I have been working at Old Mutual as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large organisation, provides lots of work. Regularly new projects and opportunities. Some great people. Opportunities to learn and grow up to a point. Some opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Not cutting edge. Slow to respond to technology progress. A lot of redundancy and bureaucracy. Big projects can be stopped at any point causing some insecurity and a drop in morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building out your core technology competency - it can not be outsourced with any degree of success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very developmental ito management and leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Soweto (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Soweto (South Africa)

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment and it offers balanced life in terms current and future benefits

    Cons

    Not all business units are representative of Old Mutual core values especially at senior management in Foundation Market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee Barot survey should be conducted at business unit level. Senior management behaviour is a non matter despite it's effects in the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    COOL ENVIRONMENT

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

    I have been working at Old Mutual as an intern (less than an 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

  10.  

    Old Mutual Group Head Office

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

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (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.  

    Co-workers are great ,nice casual atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Database Administrator

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    Pros

    Employees are allowed to work from home. Great access to training for employees.

    Cons

    Favortism, lack of team work within 1 group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a more professional approach and less interpersonal information

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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Old Mutual, Lambeth Hill (Photo thanks to Geograph user Jonathan Thacker, Some Rights Reserved)
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