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"Significant room for improvement"

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Former Employee - Marketing Executive in Peterborough, England (UK)
Former Employee - Marketing Executive in Peterborough, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Fairly flexible about providing time off - Good office environment - Well recognised employer in Peterborough - Well located

Cons

Not an employer who attracts the best senior management - Remuneration packages not as competitive as similar sized/located employers - Promotion system very dubious (i.e. rewarding long serving employees rather than the most able - system not necessarily designed to advance the best and brightest) - Excessively lumbering and bureaucratic HR Department - Recruitment process is appalling and long-winded with complete lack of communication and feedback

Advice to Management

Make significant improvements to recruitment process by actually providing candidates with updates and feedback - Improve humility of senior management to reduce the highly negative effect of the "them" and "us" culture (i.e. start by doing away with the grossly arrogant "Exec Suite" to which only Directors have access - if global blue chip companies can survive without this ridiculous 80s throwback, then a privately owned insurance company based in Peterborough certainly can!)

Other Employee Reviews for BGL Group

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    "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - ECommerce Executive in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - ECommerce Executive in Peterborough, England (UK)

    Pros

    BGL has a great sense of camraderie and some great littel perks, such as an on site costa coffee and an excellant canteen serving great food all day long. They also know how to through a great employee bash.

    Cons

    It's definitely a love it or hate it kind of a place, and the management aren't very good at conducting or following up on reviews. There's also a lot of red tape, and old fashioned attitudes, but then I think that's par for the course with them being an insurance company.

    Advice to Management

    Take the review process more seriouslly, look at what staff need and how you can help them get there.


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    "Great prospects, great people, needs more customer focus"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits for Peterborough and surrounding area. Also, good prospects for advancement to senior management and general professional development.

    The people are also fantastic - there is a really strong team culture within the individual business units.

    Cons

    The group can be fragmented, often with each company spawning its own culture and access to knowledge. This can lead to friction between groups and inevitable office politics, particularly between business units and IT for example.

    Advice to Management

    Remember we're all one team! We need to work together, openly, on the big issues, not sweep them under the carpet to avoid embarrassment.

    Also, as a group, we need to start being much more customer focused. Other insurance companies in our market are starting to offer very attractive benefits and product features and we're falling behind.

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