Old Mutual

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Old Mutual Reviews

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

    Work for yourself.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    Pros

    Balance 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.

    Cons

    compartmentalised 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 ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture, great people.

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

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The CEO is very keen to embed culture throughout the business, and remains actively engaged with employees. The company is very supportive of organic growth and allows employees to continue their development within the firm.

    Cons

    Management fails to communicate with teams, and as such, fails to understand true underlying issues of their teams. Most areas of the business are kept in a silo, which is counterintuitive as we depend on one another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain actively engaged with your teams. Book bi-weekly meetings to discuss difficulties and challenges, and also sit with your team in the office. I'm unsure why heads of teams are given a prestigious seat miles away from their teams. Many employees are computer illiterate also, which is a slight worry, especially within a business sector responsible for conducting several trades a day and managing large quantities of data.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    financial planning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (less than an 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    A relaxed but productive workplace.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (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
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    Great environment, no structure

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

    I worked at Old Mutual as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly company, good hours, social atmosphere

    Cons

    Little support from above, interaction between different countries poor, frustratingly slow progress of projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Brilliant working environment and intra-environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Good support structure for co-workers

    Cons

    I'd say the office politics involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    my experience at old mutual was good.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    Pros

    some of the best reasons to work for Old Mutual is the salary and bonuses.

    Cons

    some of the downsides is limited flex time.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Not great but good

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

    I worked at Old Mutual

    Pros

    Good place to work day to day
    Helpful colleagues and no back stabbing
    Opportunities for growth - You work and you grow

    Cons

    Wish management was more helpful
    Very busy but very competent leadership team
    Want more vacation time
    Want more team building acts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk more to employees
    Great job you do, keep it up
    work towards improving morale in team when tough situations are over

    Recommends

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