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Old Mutual Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Commitment to work/life balance and employee wellbeing (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people, interesting work available during enormous organisational change (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • salary below industry average before reaching senior management level; promotion is very slow and difficult (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Go away with this company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefit is good, the management try to give more benefits to keep the employee. Good point on the resume.

    Cons

    Very bad management, the turnover rate is very high, every employee will be feel upset with something. Do not be the employee of this company.

    Advice to Management

    To be kind to the employee from the policy and from the heart, not just pay, the employee is the assets


  2. "Service owner for EUC, AD, Messaging and SCCM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people in my team

    Cons

    Very huge EE driven. This is for both internal and external candidates.

  3. "Lost its way"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Big budgets so money to spend on travel perks, entertainment and projects
    Good education bursaries and development
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, heavy processes which waste time, decision making slow, lack of innovation
    Poor leadership at the top - big egos and little diversity
    Technology antiquated and poor customer service
    Top management been there forever an set in their ays - dictatorial especially HR

    Advice to Management

    Need a top leadership overhaul and put in inspirational people - all those that were great have left
    Remove stifling processes which inhibit innovation
    Less meetings and more empowerment to make decisions


  4. "sales agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Sales Consultant in Windhoek (Namibia)
    Current Intern - Sales Consultant in Windhoek (Namibia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Old Mutual as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I want to complete my internship to graduate

    Cons

    no transport to take workers to work on time

    Advice to Management

    they should at least provide transport for us not to be late to work


  5. "Senior Lead Business Analysis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    They help you study with bursaries and loans

    Cons

    Slow to change, process heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Get innovative, get agility and flexibility


  6. "Company review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Thika (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Thika (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Old Mutual part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a good working environment that is conducive to work and good career progression.

    Cons

    There is a high turn over of employees annually due to there unattractive compensation and remuneration packages.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the compensation and compensation systems


  7. "Not good at succession planning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer benefits and will promote an actuary alot faster than any other role

    Cons

    lack of personal growth and lack of direction. the business plans for the future with exculding the growth factor for their staff compliment.

  8. "Good in parts"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A diverse group with lots of opportunities in Africa

    Cons

    Middle management is very poor and the organisation is highly siloed.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on your middle management and build a coaching culture.


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