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Updated January 16, 2018
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Old Mutual Group CEO Julian Roberts
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Pros
  • Great people, interesting work available during enormous organisational change (in 11 reviews)

  • Commitment to work/life balance and employee wellbeing (in 6 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. "HUMAN REOURCE ADVISOR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Old Mutual as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have been the best employer and rated as a top employer. A couple of leaning opportunities, well organized training and development programs and a good compensation and benefits package.

    Cons

    Extended period of absorption for contract staff


  2. "I am currently and administrator at Old Mutual and I would like to explore other fields and learn more and explore."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in East London (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in East London (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With a team, and in an open plan office

    Cons

    The office I currently work at is in the rural areas and one is not exposed to growth.

    Advice to Management

    Improve our working space

  3. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Old Mutual is a top employer in Colombia they worry about the employees well being and the financial planning for customers and employees.

    Cons

    People in this company stays for long time so the career opportunities are not clear.


  4. "CAREER PROGRESION"

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Blantyre (Malawi)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Blantyre (Malawi)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    career progression is there if you are in management

    ex poser when you are in managerial post is there( training both locally and abroad)

    salaries and fringe benefits ( i.e car loans , travels, training ) are very good in managerial positions

    Cons

    salaries are very low making it hard for one to upgrade studies and growth is not promising in clerical positions.

    more work load give higher demands ( dress smart upgrade studies ) and the are no opportunities to support the expectations

    Advice to Management

    give a little lift on benefits and salaries to enable juniors to upgrade their studies. consider training opportunities to lower grades.


  5. "Financial Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can develop your career as fast as you want

    Cons

    The resources to do your job are limited


  6. "Working at Old Mutual"

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    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Pinelands, Western Cape (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Communications Consultant in Pinelands, Western Cape (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary in some areas
    Good provident fund
    Possibility of flexi-hours
    Great Group Life Cover

    Cons

    Company does not contribute to medical aid

    Advice to Management

    Move with the times.


  7. "Could be better run"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Good environment promoting team work
    Solid for actuaries

    Cons

    New set of leaders absolutely poor.

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about bringing in your old pals

  8. "Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Personal Financial Planner in Centurion (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Personal Financial Planner in Centurion (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Corporate Environment, Employee Benefits, Flexible Hours, Managerial Support

    Cons

    Poor Commission Structure, Too many meetings


  9. "Mr"

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    Current Contractor - Financial Advisor in Klerksdorp (South Africa)
    Current Contractor - Financial Advisor in Klerksdorp (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like to help people so that they reach their financial goals.

    Cons

    When a client,suddenly,cancel the agreed contract.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to encourage management on the issue of be in alert and prepared to help the new trainees during financial advisory training.


  10. "Good when you need to gain experience but hard to progress"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Good for younger people looking for experience in the industry

    Cons

    Tends to not be much chance to progress further


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