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"Good place to work - but can be frustrating."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager
Current Employee - Senior Manager
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good people, generally good atmosphere, good customer culture. Work life balance is pretty good - people are not expected to work long hours. Benefits package is generous.

Cons

Frustratingly slow decision making. Recent change in CEO means change in direction and strategy that is not clear. Some areas are under-resourced.

Advice to Management

Pick a strategy, stick with it, communicate it clearly and listen to your employees feedback. Upgrade IT systems.

Other Employee Reviews for Legal & General Group

  1. "Good benefits, but disappointing recognition of development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunities/encouragement to develop/cross-train.

    Cons

    Little room for progression, particularly within one's own department or team. Similarly, although bonus is related to job performance, base salary doesn't reflect performance, knowledge, skills or development. Once you start on a salary, you're pretty much stuck with it unless you manage to get a promotion and step up a grade.


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    "Run by beancounters"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not expected to work over your contracted hours
    Benefits towards the top end - enhanced maternity pay
    Most people get on well with each other
    Probably much better in a business unit rather than Group
    Swimming Pool

    Cons

    Low salaries - kingswood is not in Central London, but still need London wages to tempt those from London to work there.
    High levels of poorly managed out-sourcing
    Silo business structure with no joined up thinking
    Very antiquated IT systems, some originating from the 1960s!
    Not progressive
    Parts of HR have been out-sourced
    Can only park in the car park 4 out of 5 days per week - need to nominate a no park day
    Seen by management to be a 'lifestyle' choice to work there meaning we don't pay you much and don't expect long working hours or any chances of promotion.
    PCs with floppy disk drives!! - No real investment in IT infrastructure
    Still on MS office 2000 for most staff
    Very slow processes. Some processes are just there to justify the hierarchical management structure.

    Advice to Management

    On paper it may look that out-sourced services to TCS have saved money. However, the reality is that very little has been achieved by them for the money that has been spent. Rather than looking at the overall cost of providing services you really need to look at outcomes as well. TCS may charge 1/2 that of a UK out-sourced provider, but with fixed budgets it means they have delivered 1/2 of what they should have as they take much longer to complete jobs than UK based out-sourced companies.
    Take a real look at some of the most innovative companies out there and try to emulate them. Rather than out-sourcing work, create projects to solve specific business problems that will be managed in house. Use more UK workers rather than Indian born ones from TCS.

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