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Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
5001 to 10000 employees
1815
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Insurance
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Founded in 1815 as Scotland's first mutual life insurer, Scottish Widows provides life insurance and pension plans, as well as annuities and health insurance coverage. The company's Scottish Widows Bank branch offers savings accounts and ... Read more

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Scottish Widows Executive Director and Group Chief Executive António Horta-Osório
António Horta-Osório
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scottish Widows full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good reward package and benefits, offices well located, junior staff dedicated and friendly. Good career opportunities and happy to sponsor you to move around.

    Cons

    Senior Management incompetent, systems old, processes not documented so no training and reinventing the wheel every time. No prioritisation everything urgent and now

    Advice to Management

    Make strategic decisions. Put in place a documented and realistic plan. Prioritise activities and join it up. Reduce dependancy on contractors.

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Scottish Widows Photos

Scottish Widows photo of: Scottish Widows Building from Port Hamilton (Photo thanks to Geograph user Kim Traynor, Some Rights Reserved)
Scottish Widows photo of: Scottish Widows HQ (Photo thanks to Geograph user Thomas Nugent, Some Rights Reserved)
Scottish Widows photo of: Reflections in the Scottish Widows Building (Photo thanks to Geograph user Lisa Jarvis, Some Rights Reserved)
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Scottish Widows Interviews

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    Pension Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Scottish Widows (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)).

    Interview

    Applied externally through agency. First step was to send C.V after that followed phone interview. Phone interview when through asking employment history and then moving to STAR questions. After that followed face to face interview which was same sort of question just more detailed.

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