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Old Mutual Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Great people, interesting work available during enormous organisational change (in 8 reviews)

  • Culture, work/life Balance, pay and benefits, colleagues (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Wealth Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Social responsibility programs are amazing; internal events and functions for staff are spectacular! Teams work well together

    Cons

    Set in their ways and not staying with the times in terms of promotions. Internal politics are a massive problem within South Africa


  2. "Quite a mixed bag"

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

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic organizational culture and benefits. You're guaranteed a raise every year while bonuses are paid based on company and personal performance

    Cons

    very slim career growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Deliberate steps needs to be taken to improve on career growth opportunities outside of South Africa


  3. "Investment ana"

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

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    excellent working atmosphere and opportunities

    Cons

    Salaries not in line with responsabilities


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  5. "OM review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    The Commission from sales is uncapped

    Cons

    Incredibly high paced and highly stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    Better support structures for advisers


  6. "Things have changed"

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

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, competitive pay and benefits, culture used to be great

    Cons

    Strategic decisions had impacted on staff morale, limited internal movment


  7. "marketing executive"

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    Former Contractor - Sales Representative in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Contractor - Sales Representative in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Old Mutual as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    prepares one for financial goals
    educates about future planning

    Cons

    takes long to achieve financial goals.

    Advice to Management

    review commission structure


  8. "Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great medical benefits, 401k match and pension.

    Cons

    Lack of career development and advancement


  9. "Massive Opportunities abound"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. long-term and has massive opportunities.

    Cons

    Legacy issues and cronyism


  10. "Nearing the end..."

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

    I have been working at Old Mutual part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great location, good pay/benefits

    Cons

    Closing down! Communication and treatment of remaining staff (and those that have left recently)

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, be frank and honest, be sympathetic


  11. "A good place to work, but a little too safe."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, polite culture. Integrity and genuineness. Some flexible working.

    Cons

    Paternalistic and hierarchical. Culture can be conservative and slow to change.

    Advice to Management

    Increase openess to new ideas. More rotation of talent


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