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Legal & General Group Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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  • If your Asian or Oriental then don't expect to be promoted to senior management level (in 13 reviews)

  • I spent a lot of my time at L&G dealing with politics which made it difficult to progress (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    beautiful building, indoor gym, great pay, personal space, you can get certification at your own pace with no pressure.

    Cons

    Difficult to move to a different department if you want to move up in the company or even make a change. Training is highly lacking. Some departments have DOS systems and you work using function keys and black/green screens. Supervisors are not all certified ! but they can run a department? Employees know more than the supervisors and are certified.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for better computer systems instead of ice cream days. Have the managers take all the LOMA classes for there job and get certified.


  2. "Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for and the staffs are very good and always happy to help.

    Cons

    Salary is good but can do better

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing by being close to the staffs and visible

  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Hove, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Hove, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large corporation with all the pros and cons of its kind. Good work life balance. Decent remuneration and benefit packages including personal pension with employer contributions, private medical (staff of grade 5 and above only), car allowance (grade 6 or above), share plans (very generous), stuff buys, etc. Career progression opportunities through either internal job application or promotion (I have had both).

    Cons

    Like most large companies things happen slowly sometimes. Lots of restructuring exercises these days and some seem not achieving anything. Some managers are very mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    No


  4. "Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    flexibility pay culture environment staff

    Cons

    locations restricting progression favouritism reward


  5. "Customer Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Customer Consultant in Hove, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Consultant in Hove, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance team people

    Cons

    Hard work area life age


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Political minefeild"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Modern office, some friendly staff

    Cons

    Company, has a mishmash of people chasing promotions. So much so it feels often like a political minefeild. I often had work bottled neck to inflate my colleagues figures in comparison to mine. While my line manager didnt want anything to do with actually managing me. Often holding private meetings to discuss colleagues and gossop

    The company is so out of touch technologically they are still passing multiple spread sheets around via email. While members of the ICT department do their best to ensure they dont become obsolete by actively blocking strides to improve efficiencies

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking small business, and get a grip of where you are heading as an organisation. Stop buying software liscences willy nilly.


  7. "Good place to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Agile working. Good culture. Decent bonus if you manage to bag a good rating

    Cons

    Lack of promotion in some areas. Often people need to leave to move up. Lack of formal development.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the people that work so hard for you

  8. "Great company, excellent benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Hove, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Hove, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, agile working, the people, the offices and the sturdy reputation. Core products and ability to modernise yet retain traditional company ethos.

    Cons

    Constant changes, no time to embed on facet before it is relegated to the side and move on to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Proactive not reactive. Solidify, then introduce advancements.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "discrimination"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hove, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hove, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and flexibility, it's a good place as long as you don't expect to progress due to your ethnic background.

    Cons

    If your Asian or Oriental then don't expect to be promoted to senior management level.

    Advice to Management

    Make equal opportunity happen in practice, not just on paper. Just look at the UK statistic and make your own judgements.


  10. "Service Experiences Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Modern Office, Great company benefits.
    Birmingham site has the Job security most are looking for.

    Cons

    No adult to Adult culture in most departments, Management focuses on selected few favourites, rather than over all team development, which has resulted in a large turnaround of staff.

    Advice to Management

    lower level management: Look after the experienced staff, if you loose them your development ideas will fall through. stop favouritism just because a selective few are joint to your hip. finally stop the Silly feedback batting around it demoralises people. Higher level management: About time you invest some of the profit you make in staff wages. was a very poor decision taking the Free shares away a few years back.


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