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Lloyd's Register London Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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  • Senior management are everything Richard Branson isn't (in 18 reviews)

  • Inept middle management is allowed to thrive while lower level employees shoulder the burden of two to three people's jobs with no compensation (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    ""Think before join this company""

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Officer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Work Environment & Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Waste of career and worst professional life.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Oldest Ship Classification Society"

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

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, public sector ethos

    Cons

    Resistant to change, poor IT systems

  3. "Inspection Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Inspection Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Inspection Coordinator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All about service quality and deliverable.

    Cons

    Quality comes at a price but market not willing to pay.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Finance mgr in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance mgr in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lloyd's Register (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues to work with on a daily basis.Great training opportunity for employees who are not experts.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, lack of recognition of strong performers, employees are not protected against violation against company values. Lack of expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being London centric. Listen to strong employees in key positions and stop political games to safeguard ones own position.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Good place to work, poor wages"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive working environment with colleagues eager to help and provide solutions to day to day problems. Roles can be diverse and challenging and there are opportunities to work around the globe.

    Cons

    Salary and training opportunities are not comparable with the market place especially for a company based in London. A lot is expected from staff but rewards are minuscule to non existent with a bonus scheme that is not dependent on individual performance but company performance. It is also unclear what personnel need to do to progress in their careers at the organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Reward personnel for hard work and sacrifices made. Salaries are not realistic in the current market place. There used to be a lot of perks that made up for the noncompetitive salaries but these have all disappeared which is demotivating lots of personnel especially personnel working in shipyards.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues. Good benefits. Good work / life balance

    Cons

    Going through bad times with many redundancies

    Advice to Management

    connect more with staff - find out what they actually do.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Rapidly going down hill"

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, free lunch, benefits

    Cons

    Slow progression, poor pay rises (if any), too much middle management

    Advice to Management

    something needs to change fast, the moral in the London office is poor. Colleagues are working harder then ever as so many people have been redundant. All we hear about is how we need to save money and be careful of spending yet the Directors fly business/first class to Singapore for a presentation! Completely unnessary and sends out the wrong message.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Muti-national company"

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lloyd's Register (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a large multi-national company, worked with great colleagues and great professionals with excellent technical knowledge. A charitable organisation with no shareholder pressures. Good employee compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Heavy bureaucracy, short term vision among new young managers. Long term technical reputation of the company is being ignored with emphasis on short-term gains

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers doing too little. Lack of clarity on long term strategy. Too many changes in very short time that have had negative impact on staff morale and motivation


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible IT"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexi hours
    Free lunch
    Project delivery
    Boss rarely around in the office

    Cons

    Continually explaining basic IT to boss, so she can then go and explain to her boss
    IT culture all about managing upwards and not about the customer
    Too many friends of IT leadership hired into roles above experience
    Poor levels of emotional intelligence in IT leadership team
    Stats for underperforming areas produced by underperforming managers, figures look good but the customer experience tells an opposite story
    IT leadership priority about jockeying for position to replace CIO
    Completely reactive, what till CEO complains then react

    Advice to Management

    IT Service has been on a continual downward trend the last three years. I understand before it was much better. No surprise the IT leadership did not want to issue same questions in the global IT survey as last time.

    Get rid of the deadwood instead of hiring in above to manage the deadwood. Perhaps then there would be more money for doing key projects.


  10. Helpful (15)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Project Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Officer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free food in canteen was the only plus

    Cons

    Worst place for career development
    Management out of date with employees
    Really bad line management
    Everyone is looking out for themselves and protecting their positions - especially management

    Advice to Management

    all middle management need to be shifted out


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