I worked at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group full-time
Most staff in organisation friendly and helpful (although not the same in more senior levels).
Little or no prospects in marketing/communications for anyone with career aspirations. Now into fifth year of endless reorganisations of this area. What in theory is an attractive company to work for in marketing/comms is offset by drift, lack of priorities, knee jerk reactions to events and failure to manage the whims of senior execs made worse by an apparent belief that marketing is somehow inferior to PR. If you work there you end up undermined and undervalued and drained of confidence.
For the wider organisation there is a commitment to service and expertise which is attractive and positive if you are in insurance technical roles or customer service. Scores here mainly driven by marcomms not wider company.
Advice to Management
Sadly management don’t trust the expertise of staff, preferring to spend tens of thousands on unnecessary agencies to do what staff could do rather than use agencies to support staff. Indeed, there is no trust in the experience and expertise of internal staff with a preference to pushing out skilled staff in case they might challenge the senior management. Basic planning and prioritisation simply eludes the management.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group (London, England (UK)) in April 2017.
Sent in my CV via online application and was invited to a telephone interview and asked to complete a online "logical processing" questionnaire and background check.
Undertook the telephone interview, and was invited for a formal face to face interview and was asked to complete a psychometric evaluation questionnaire before attending.
Undertook face-to-face interview in London and was told I'd hear back in a week or so. Didn't hear anything after a week so emailed for a response. Was told HR advisor was on holiday and would reply upon return.
Chased again after another 2 weeks and got no response.
Chased once more after another 2 weeks and still got no response.
Gave up after 3 months having landed another role. Sent an email to their HR team expressing disappointment with the whole process. Never received a response