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Legal and General Investment Management Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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  1. "Backwards"

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

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly staff
    - Short hours
    - Reasonable advancement opportunities at early stages of career
    - Filler text to reach GlassDoor 20 word minimum

    Cons

    - Dreadful systems / operational infrastructure
    - Lots of waste (unnecessary people doing unnecessary things)
    - Poor pay
    - Poor facilities
    - Staggering lack of intelligence in some teams
    - Canteen serving extremely low quality food at high prices

    Advice to Management

    Do one


  2. "Great team and work experience, salary a drawback"

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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern 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

    No bureaucracy, I worked closely with some of the senior members of my team and everyone were available and happy to help.
    Good team working environment.
    Good working hours - there were some late night but usually 7:30-18:00

    Cons

    Salary was quite low compared to others

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Ups and downs"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of friendly colleagues. Good market position and growing. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Legacy systems - but they are not investing as they should, which will come back to haunt them one day. Management 'talk the talk' but don't 'walk the walk' - they say all the right things but they don't act them out as they are generally looking upwards. They say they care about their staff but in reality they don't mean it. For instance, diversity, lots of talk but it doesn't translate into action. Maybe it's just for the Annual Report and to impress outsiders? As a very flat organisation there are very few opportunities to get on, so it makes the ones that do get on extremely political. Pay very low compared to peers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your subordinates more genuinely - not difficult to see through your talk and it's very demoralising. Invest in systems before it's too late. A lot more people are looking around for new jobs than you may think.


  4. "Some brilliant colleagues and business growing well, but IT department holding company back."

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    Former Employee - IT in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The vast majority of staff are really friendly and helpful. There are a lot of IT staff who genuinely care about the company. Understanding users from an IT point of view considering they put up with poor provisions.

    Cons

    No opportunities for either progression or career development. This may be fine if you are a plodder, but was told year on year that there were some excellent opportunities coming up for me which never had any substance.

    Senior IT Management spent 95% of their time focused on the grades above them and neglect the 'minions'. My Manager went 2 years without having a team meeting for all her 'team'.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe look downstream once in a while.


  5. "Harsh environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management full-time

    Pros

    Clever colleagues, winning strategy, good market position

    Cons

    Aggressive relationships, lack of respect and open-mindedness.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more than one voice.


  6. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management full-time

    Pros

    Flex time, 35 hour week, overtime, share schemes

    Cons

    Repetative, x x x x x


  7. "Good steady company"

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

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management full-time

    Pros

    Great people and collaborative environment. Many people tend to stay for many years with the company.

    Cons

    Too many manual processes and old legacy systems.

    Advice to Management

    Faster investment into infrastructure.

  8. "LGIM continuous improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Legal and General Investment Management full-time

    Pros

    Excellent market reputation which has come from doing things the L&G way - success like this is no accident. Strong and consistent growth, steered by good top and mid-level managers. Strong levels of experience - staff are of all ages, fostering a friendly family-like culture able to retain /foster good people and very strong domains of expertise. Work-life balance is attractive - many stay for a long time. Stable job but probably not top paying.

    Cons

    May have image of below market compensation for some market-driven roles.

    Advice to Management

    Periodic reinvention is needed, to prevent becoming a victim of own success. Invest more in staff and infrastructure, particularly in market-driven roles. Revisit the balance between staff and stakeholder value, ESG - the current staff are your most valuable assets.. Be even more ambitious internationally - you have a winning management / market formula.


  9. "Growing well managed company"

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

    Pros

    Excellent reputation in the market, strong growth, well managed with some deep areas of expertise. Lots of staff stay at the company for a long time

    Cons

    Lots of very manual, excel or word based processes that require significant user effort and careful usage in order to achieve success


  10. "Good company but can be more dynamic overall"

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance but seems to be very team dependent. I'm in a good team

    Cons

    Nothing much, but would be more fun with younger colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Improve IT systems


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