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Legal and General Investment Management London Reviews

Updated September 7, 2016
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  1. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good management every thing about managers is good are supportive and help their employees to do work no correction or any advice to them.
    good environment
    good work life balance

    Cons

    carreer oppourtinity less worklife balance is good
    long working hiours
    hectic schedule
    no mismanagement but no promotions
    eklse nothing to say to the company

    Advice to Management

    no advive to management its perfect


  2. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Largest UK asset manager, lots of opportunities, expanding, ambitious, very friendly, some very clever people, The CEO of the asset management arm is a top bloke, could be a huge firm if it could match some of its opportunities with some of its people.

    Cons

    The Life and Pensions divisions is poorly run, could prove to be a drag on the Asset Management arm (LGIM)

    Advice to Management

    Have a good look at the HR function.


  3. "Lack of diversity and opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team spirit, many knowledgable people who are happy to share their expertise, seen as a reputable organisation to gain experience

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, expectations to do overtime as the norm, very restrictive regarding annual leave, not many opportunities to progress, lacks diversity and flexibility, people are often promoted not based on merit, high staff turnover

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for training and development and find ways to retain talent


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  5. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portfolio Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Portfolio Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flat structure with very intelligent people.

    Cons

    Some department have quite old people who are difficult to accept new changes. Difficult to change teams or department

    Advice to Management

    Support the young people. There is a danger to miss intelligent people for not providing enough compensation


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Blue chip resting too much on its laurels!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cient Services in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cient Services in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the top asset manager globally - top name competiting with Blackrock and the likes.
    Access to global exposure. High HR entry barriers, therefore working with the very best in the industry. Exceptional investment performance.

    Cons

    Slightly too corporate. Lack of transparency (you never know what the management has up their sleeves or what they think of you - therefore creating a slightly awkward atmosphere). Culture is overly British (lack of honesty and transparency between colleagues - creating again an awkward environment to work in). Lack of career progression. Lack of thought leadership in the industry (e.g. despite dwarfing M&G and the likes in terms of prestige and investment knowledge, these still seem more present on the innovation stage - LGIM you have a great voice, use it!!!)

    Advice to Management

    Now that you have secured the top spot in the UK and Europe, focus on your international expansion. Hire more internationally and strengthen your values. Take on the thought leadership stage and start investing in marketing and communication! (I see the competitors everywhere but I never see LGIM).


  7. "Would never recommend"

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    Former Employee - Middle/Front Office Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Middle/Front Office Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management full-time

    Pros

    Its got a staff canteen, showers, Tea & coffee provides on every floor for free, located in the City of London, nice colleagues.

    Cons

    1) Archaic system thats stops LGIM (and ofcource their Employees too) from progressing. System constantly breaks down especially during busy periods when deadlines are due, causing late night hours, weekend work, which is not fault of the talented pool of employees. System desperately needs updating, however board unwilling to invest. 2) Hardly any chance of career progression as majority of Employees have worked int he same job for 15+ years, either wait for them to retire, move jobs or drop dead.

    Advice to Management

    INVEST INVEST INVEST! Invest in your systems, invest in your employees and you will see the returns double and hopefully this will lead LGIM to be in par with industry peers.


  8. "Client Relations Exec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - CRE in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CRE in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Building and Facilities
    On lower levels good people to work with

    Cons

    Lots of change in senior management - not clear strategy visible - company too bureaucratic and too slow to react to change. Loosing DB assets cannot gain enough DC assets

    Advice to Management

    Didnt like the place and left ASAP


  9. "Front office analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.
    Relatively relaxed atmosphere and mostly friendly colleagues
    Good opportunities for moves between departments
    Stable job

    Cons

    UK centric so limited opportunities to move abroad although the US department is growing rapidly now (Chicago office).
    Although one of the biggest Asset Managers in the UK not many people now the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work
    Inject the business with young and dynamic leaders
    Start being a driver of the market rather than a follower (it is something you have been doing recently and I think it's great)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Generally LGIM is a good company and environment to work in, office based close to Moorgate tube in London."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks, benefits: The people are friendly and the place has a big family atmosphere. Modern air conditioned office that has a large decent ground floor canteen area, and shower changing facilities useful for cyclists and joggers. Each floor has decent kitchen facilities - free tea, coffee and filtered water and big fridges. Good travel links - next to Moorgate tube.
    Leadership has changed over recent years, not all for the better unfortunately IMHO.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of change in recent years, with a gradual replacement of senior and middle managers. With many of the long term senior LGIM people retiring or being pushed out, and replaced mainly by former BGI senior people.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately too much change happened too quickly in recent years and good people/systems not recognised or appreciated. This has had a big negative effect on the morale of the people still there. Management need to work hard a rebuilding the morale and trust of their people.


  11. "LGIM Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Reporting Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Client Reporting Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legal and General Investment Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues. Not micromanaged or supervised constantly

    Cons

    Slow to effect change and lots of politics at senior level. New appraisal method means more difficult to get good raises/bonuses



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