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Updated Jan 7, 2021

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  1. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Big plans poor execution

    Jan 7, 2021 - Regional Sales in Reading, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice offices, centrally located but no parking which was a pain. Some friendly colleagues... Free tea and coffee.

    Cons

    The guardian product is incredibly expensive and hard to sell. The quality is high but there is just little appetite for advisers to sell a high end product to their clients...Lots of issues with the company throwing money at the problem and teething issues getting out to market. I think they were over ambitious in their plans, targets were huge and when their delusional sales plan failed, it was the staff that paid the price and 1/3 of the workforce was made redundant. Those that survived were part of the widely known ‘inner circle’ and protected each other in my opinion... Team leader was difficult to work with and an aggressive sales person, always on your back and not well liked by any of the team...

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Friendly, hard-working start-up with heart in right place

    Sep 16, 2019 - Project Manager in Reading, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Small and friendly; nice offices; well located near Reading station; genuinely trying to do something new and better in Insurance; flexible attitude

    Cons

    Usual growing pains of a start-up; staffing levels will go up and down as company tries to grow and improve while also keeping costs under control; main technology platform has been troublesome

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  3. 4.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Great place - but still some way to go

    Sep 16, 2019 - Manager in Reading, England
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    Pros

    Wonderful environment, great people, very driven and fun.

    Cons

    A little bit unsure of direction, terrible technology partner and over optimistic with numbers

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  4. 4.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Wonderful

    Aug 21, 2019 - Manager 
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    Pros

    Great place to work; people fantastic; Great culture

    Cons

    Some bad strategic decisions; awful tech partner

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great company culture

    Jul 24, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Autonomy to take control of your roles and responsibilities as long as they work towards company intuitive. Flexibly workplace options

    Cons

    Things can take time to be decided upon

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A great place to work

    Jun 24, 2019 - Head of Customer Service 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Culturally great, inclusive, supportive and appropriate. The people there a fabulous to work with

    Cons

    Location not great for me travelling to Reading from the south coast

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    A mixed bag

    Jul 20, 2016 -  
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    Pros

    Nice office, generally friendly people, flexible working hours, good location.

    Cons

    There is an ingrained culture of petty office politics, which can be really demoralising. Those workers who have been there years tend to try to use this as an excuse to boss people around and sometimes even bully them. Senior management was terrible in general: very little communication, and in all my years of working there I never once saw a senior manager tell somebody "job well done".

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  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Stuck in the past

    Jun 1, 2014 - Senior Administrator in Lytham St Annes, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    For a small company, everyone is friendly and sociable

    Cons

    It is a closed book company which still lives in the past, employing staff with no qualifications and a burgeoning and ageing management structure. The salary structure is poor, in relation to the skill levels required and enhancements are non existent. Promotion from within is unlikely.

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Guardian Financial Services has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 8 reviews left anonymously by employees. 70% of employees would recommend working at Guardian Financial Services to a friend and 38% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Guardian Financial Services employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Guardian Financial Services. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

70% of Guardian Financial Services employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Guardian Financial Services 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Guardian Financial Services to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be career development, management, senior leadership.

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