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Legal & General Group Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  • It's a shame the same can't be said about the senior management/leadership teams (in 10 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."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Mediocre"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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).


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  5. "Just leaving"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  6. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Can be flexible. Nice place to work with a lot going on all the time. Good for overtime and bonuses can be good too. They also offer a great pension scheme.

    Cons

    Within my department there isn't a lot of promotions and also salaries are all different so it's not really fair.

    Advice to Management

    Things have changed a lot recently. I think the main thing is to try to treat everyone the same and get equal oppertunites as favouritism can be bad.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for (can be a job for life)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, laid back culture. Good pay, very fair working hours for the sector. Many employees have worked there for 20+ years. Able to progress well.

    Cons

    They are a bit behind in terms of technology, and were quite slow to make changes. Many people were unhappy with senior management, but I didn't have a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to junior staff more, as they feel out of touch with senior management.


  8. "Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Credit Controller in Ipswich, England (UK)

    Pros

    Friendly place, free hot drinks.

    Cons

    You're just a number
    Low salary

    Advice to Management

    Stop monitoring so much and let people do their work.


  9. "Former employee more than 20 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time

    Pros

    Good ethical company, ambitious, good visions for growth. CEO understands the journey from Good to Great . Customer focus.

    Cons

    Modernising too fast. Loosing it people culture and benefits. closing buildings, closing FS pension scheme. I don't think it valued staff for their service and experience.


  10. "Made redundant, but still hold a postive view of L&G"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingswood, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legal & General Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An honest company with a deserved reputation first and foremost. Supportive peers, Found it to have a surprisingly flexible work life balance for such a traditional organisation. Great career development whilst I was there in terms of knowledge sharing from colleagues and were also good enough to finance related training, despite being made redundant. Good salary, pension and redundancy package too. Overall they seem to care about their employees.

    Cons

    50/50 (maybe 70/30) experience of good senior managers. Some were great - including the directors I reported to, others less so. Quite political and arrogant.
    Less about L&G and more about financial services in general. Doesn't appear to be a nascent area anymore sadly. Do wish Legal and General the best of luck and will be sad to hear the closure of Kingswood and general downsizing as I have heard in the news

    Advice to Management

    For some senior managers to be open and honest with staff and try to forsee and communicate issues a little better


  11. "Good Work-life Balance and Positive Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work-life balance
    - Positive work environment
    - Good people
    - Non-hierarchical

    Cons

    - Bonuses are less performance based and more dependant on the generosity of your line manager
    - Lack of equal benefits between employee grades
    - Progression can be difficult in certain departments/business areas

    Advice to Management

    Bonuses should fairly reflect Performance Review/Appraisals


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