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Just Retirement Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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  1. "Happy overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Just Retirement part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have always been very flexible with working hours. Good bonus scheme, sharesave, good benefits scheme.

    Cons

    we're not transparent enough with redundancy & restructure.


  2. "Business Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Just Retirement full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people in the business committed to delivery and driving the company forward.
    CEO with vision and appetite for change
    Focus on customer

    Cons

    Senior Management are "longtermers" who have to much influence and fear change.

    Advice to Management

    Worry about the basics and focus on delivery

  3. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Pension Administrator in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pension Administrator in Reigate, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Just Retirement full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, relaxed atmosphere, interesting work, variety of products.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress, still feels like we're going through a merger, not a paperless office, lack of car parking.


  4. "Merger Thoughts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Just Retirement full-time

    Pros

    Fortunately members of the original set up are still to be found around the business who remember the original core values and how we built a successful business

    Cons

    Not sure how much influence the original remaining members will have over the future merged organisation. Early feedback resulting from the merger would seem to indicate it is discomforting for some

    Advice to Management

    Remember who and how the original organisation became the success it did and don't be afraid to challenge. For those originals still within the organisation treat them well you are going to rely their insights going forward.


  5. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Just Retirement full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big company with small company feel, win awards, thank the staff regularly with words and gifts, all offices in one town

    Cons

    2016 merger is bound to change the culture for the worse


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reigate, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people, reasonable salaries and benefits. Genuine desire to do a good job for customers.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for promotion. More indecisive than you would expect for a small company. Fall out from recent merger with partnership not yet resolved.

    Advice to Management

    Take the opportunities offered with the new merged Just. Resolve t & c s for staff and listened to what they are saying to senior management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Got the right idea"

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    Current Employee - Surrey in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Surrey in Reigate, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Just Retirement full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a relaxed atmosphere, especially for a financial services company. You are given the freedom to make your job your own. There are people who will challenge your thinking and behaviour to help you be the best version or yourself at work.

    Cons

    People are so nice sometimes there is a lack of consequence, resulting in lessons not being learnt 1st time round.
    Compliance have too much authority which makes the company more risk adverse, than they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Ownership, accountability and responsibility over blame, excuses and denial.
    Promote leaders over specialists in their role who struggle with people skills

  8. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice colleagues. Poor promotion structure.

    Cons

    Poor promotion structure. Poor Management

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the promotion structure


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reigate, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Just Retirement full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice culture and work/life balance

    Cons

    Slow decision making, not cutting edge/market leading


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Just Retirement full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible and good location

    Cons

    integration of the two new companies culture.


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