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Old Mutual Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.5 21 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Old Mutual Group CEO Julian Roberts

Julian Roberts

(8 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
21 Employee Reviews
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    The Borg Outpost

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsMany nice people – especially the more recent joiners

    ConsClichés 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 Senior ManagementStop shuffling and promoting the same old bunch of people around

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good in parts

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsA diverse group with lots of opportunities in Africa

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a grip on your middle management and build a coaching culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Past Experiences

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Benefits package and renumeration

    ConsLack of personal managers who monitored individuals progress and development

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    COOL ENVIRONMENT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswas 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/

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

    Advice to Senior Managementfind more work for the interns to do

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    Old Mutual Group Head Office

    Risk (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsSome great people across this multinational group

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo as you say in respect of the Group's values

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Co-workers are great ,nice casual atmosphere

    Database Administrator (Current Employee)

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

    ConsFavortism, lack of team work within 1 group.

    Advice to Senior Managementa more professional approach and less interpersonal information

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work for yourself.

    IT (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsBalance personal and work - allowing time off when one needs it.
    They seem to provide benefits which are slightly higher than other competitors in the industry.

    Conscompartmentalised nature of the group - there seems to be a lot of r redundancies with no clear group direction. Senior management do not appear to want to feed back information to the staff. Communication is good but could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is important that staff feel part of the business. Businesses where staff have felt part of the business, they have given unquestionably of their time and effects. Be more forth coming and keeping staff in the loop with what goes on in the rest of the group and how this might affect them. In this era of near recession, it is important that staff feel senior management are sympathetic to what might become of their jobs and whether or not they will be losing theirs.

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    financial planning

    Financial Advisor (Former Employee) Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    ConsThe not knowing when your salary will come

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good Working Conditions

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsLate hours, especially when creating quarterly reports.

    Sometimes have to carry work home to beat deadlines

    Advice to Senior ManagementLevel playing field when it comes to promotions

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