Family Investments - A great example of how to missell a company | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (6)

    "A great example of how to missell a company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Family Investments full-time

    Pros

    There are some really great people that work there. That's all folks!

    Cons

    The strapline is "for people who know that family comes first". Just don't expect to see your own if you work here. There's a culture of expecting people to work over their contracted hours and it's worn like a badge of honour for managers. And they emphasise blame. Oh and it's a backwards operation. The phrase "modern mutual" is constantly banded around but they don't operate in this century.

    Advice to Management

    Stop what you're doing and start challenging things you don't believe are right. You're paid to be experts in your field. Start acting like it. Talk to your staff and treat them with the respect they deserve. Lead them - like managers are supposed to - and stop blaming them for trying their best but not being able to live up to unrealistic unexpectations.

    Family Investments2017-02-02

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Apparently, it used to be a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Family Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Left the company in 2012 after 3 years working there. Relaxed atmosphere, helpful managers.

    Cons

    2010/2012... High targets for each employee; targets increased regularly.

    Family Investments2017-09-27
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Pre-historic mutual"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Brighton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New modern building right bang in the middle of town Security guys on the front desk are great Bonus is good

    Cons

    Everything else CEO who takes a wage + bonus/pension/deferred pension and bonus of about 10x that of any private business. There are no shareholders to regulate his and the executives pay while us in the office get pittance. This company is going to be in major trouble when child trust funds flow out as there will not be the revenue from that and no contingency plans in place. Another major issue is 95% of customers...

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    Advice to Management

    Advice to management? This box is not big enough

    Family Investments2017-03-01

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