AJ Bell Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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3.7
73%
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86%
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Andy Bell
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great team, lots of support and training(in 9 reviews)

  • "Company culture and friendly and supportive team members creative a positive working environment(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lower than average pension contribution(in 9 reviews)

  • "Passive aggressive HR department "We use a Bradford scoring system, so don't ever get sick"(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company so far"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Service Desk Analyst in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AJ Bell full-time

    Pros

    Good bonus, holiday package and pension.

    Cons

    Appoint negative people as role models.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of progression, secure industry, work from home"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CS Administrator in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AJ Bell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of internal job openings once you understand the business and the products. No furlough during lockdown, secure industry Nice offices, on-site gym and payday drinks Friendly staff More flexible now, regular work from home Lots of training courses available and development programs

    Cons

    Pension contribution should be higher Bonus not the biggest Salary on the lower side for some roles Parking used to be a problem but not during lockdown


  3. "Looked after but small cog"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Control in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AJ Bell full-time

    Pros

    Great employee benefits Good working atmosphere Flexible working

    Cons

    Feel like one of many Underpaid to a degree

  4. "AJ Hell"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Services in Salford, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AJ Bell full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    everyone is in the same boat so coworkers are easy to get along with

    Cons

    Under staffed, poorly managed, undelivered promises. You can call this AJ Hell

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  5. "Business Services"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Manchester, England

    I worked at AJ Bell full-time

    Pros

    One of the best employers in UK

    Cons

    Wage i think is too low

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AJ Bell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and culture, loads of opportunity for progression and development. Very supportive when serious illness affects you.

    Cons

    Pension contributions from employer are embarrassing. No pay rises during a year of record profits.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Run!!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AJ Bell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great momentum after the company floated

    Cons

    Poor salary, no freedom to express yourself

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    AJ Bell Response

    January 11, 2021Head of Human Resources

    I’m sorry you didn’t feel able to express yourself – we strive to create a collaborative culture and hear everyone’s voice through means such as our Employee Voice Forum and staff surveys. I can see that you have chosen to move on from AJ Bell, I hope you are enjoying your new role and I wish you all the best for the future.

  8. "High risk investment on your career"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salford, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AJ Bell full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Gym Central location Professional qualifications Met stop close by

    Cons

    This company lures you in with its promises of being a professional and progressive company. Unfortunately this is far from the truth, the behaviour displayed is often unprofessional and sexualised, this is endorsed by Heads of department and Senior Management. The HR department enable this behaviour by their lack of adequate procedures. The employees of this company are often very young and with this being their first job, look up to the management for how to act. Therefore the behaviour displayed by senior management makes it appear that their actions are acceptable to others.

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    AJ Bell Response

    January 12, 2021Head of Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and we take your feedback very seriously. It is very concerning to me that you feel you witnessed this type of behaviour whilst being an employee. It is important to us that our employees feel able to raise any concerns they might have. All issues raised with HR are always thoroughly investigated independently. We also have a whistleblowing line where any suspicions of wrong doing can be raised confidentially to senior managers or the appointed Non-executive Director. All of these processes are readily available to access on our staff intranet, and I would hope that any employee who has any concerns felt there was a way for them to come forward. Our employee culture is something we are very proud of at AJ Bell and it is recognised by the Times Top 100 Companies to work for. A key part of our culture is our ability to offer development and progression for our employees due to the success and growth of the business. Our Learning and Development department provide a comprehensive suite of on and off the job training, which is further supported by our offering of professional qualifications.

  9. "Good Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AJ Bell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good community and Good Benefits

    Cons

    Lots of competition for senior positions

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good job, awful people"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - YouInvest Advisor in Salford, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AJ Bell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    AJ Bell is an excellent company with a good pay scale and plenty of incentives.

    Cons

    It’s like a school playground. Very cliquey, unbelievably toxic environment, with harmful rumours spread and spiteful comments made if you’re not part of the in crowd.

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