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Legal & General Group Reviews

Updated November 27, 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. "An all-around good firm. Good team environment. I think the management might improve upon providing feedback more."

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legal & General Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits. Friendly co-workers. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Work can be demanding. Not enough personal growth. Need more continual feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Provide constant feedback.


  2. "Slightly old fashioned but still enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Head of Digital Content in Hove, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Digital Content in Hove, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legal & General Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pension, good other benefits (shares bonus car, life insurance, cycle to work sheme). Lot's of good people there, generally a good work life balance, if you get in the right area with the right leaders can be very rewarding and interesting.

    Cons

    Pace of change can be slow - can be very risk averse. Often very silo minded, incredibly difficult to get different business areas to work together for a common goal.There have been lots of redundancies over the years due to changing business goals/restructures.

    Advice to Management

    For all the talk about pace and energy it has yet to filter down to areas like compliance. legal, IT or Advertising standards. So many great initiatives or ideas strangled by red tape - usually at massive cost. Need to find ways to incentivise areas to work together.

  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. "Good place to learn"

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    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


  5. "Great company, excellent benefits"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

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

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    Large, developed organisation. Lots to learn for those not having worked for a big company before. Lots of really good people to work with and learn from. Great share scheme, new starters should max out their contributions to Partnership share scheme on their first day.

    Cons

    Obstructive pay increase schemes. This does fall with your manager to a degree, but someone performing very well will be better off moving on than trying to negotiate more pay.

    Advice to Management

    None really, there's some great management in Hove - however there are also some terrible people that would be better off claiming unemployment. Sadly the environment isn't cut throat enough that these people get called out often enough.


  7. "Great company teams are are variable"

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    Current Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Brighton, England (UK)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    L&G are becoming a mission led business, investing in the british infrastructure and economy

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for progression in most of the risk functions

  8. "Mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Actuary
    Current Employee - Actuary
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. It's like tumbleweed after 5

    Generally good people.

    I have to write twenty words. Twenty words.

    Cons

    Terrible management structure. It's not clear who is in charge. I.e duplicate department with similar names. Heads of this and that which sound like the same job.

    Lack of strategic direction operationally.

    Awful and obstructive IT.

    Lots of talking, little action.

    Systems well behind others in industry

    Insane levels of politics

    Everything is mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Make it clear who has responsibility for what and publish this openly.


  9. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large organisation with plenty of different opportunities. Seemingly nice environment - most people are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There's an element of inertia to changes (some of the IT systems were very dated but the expense of a major overhaul was just too high a barrier). And like most other workplaces, there's politics. Though here, many things happened beneath the surface e.g. the handling of restructures was quite ruthless and the surprise element added to the blow. And also minor annoyances like health care benefits was only provided to senior management (which I found rather insulting as everyone should be provided healthcare... and there's a good argument that lower paid staff would need the financial assistance more).


  10. "Just leaving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, successful business model

    Cons

    Closing local office and losing lots of experience and knowledge


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