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Old Mutual Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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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. "A career at Old Mutual plc"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Treasury in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Treasury in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and a great working environment

    Cons

    Due to a corporate restructuring any opportunities are likely to be short term


  2. "Old Mutual Wealth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Strong company, poor culture not investing enough in staff

    Cons

    technology costs spiralling out of control

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees

  3. "Could be better run"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Financial advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Great commission and place to work.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities and development


  5. "Exposure"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinelands, Western Cape (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinelands, Western Cape (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great exposure; big company to learn anything; allows one to make a mistake; encourages further development

    Cons

    one is just a number

    Advice to Management

    keep up the entrepreneurial spirit


  6. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "financial adviosr"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    excellent products developed for the kenyan market

    Cons

    no retainer for the sales staff and that can be crippling for early stage workers

  8. "Mr"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Technical Lead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pinelands, Western Cape (South Africa)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pinelands, Western Cape (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Mutual as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will meet some great people, some with real talent. Lots of potential for the business because of their size and resources.

    Cons

    Not a tech first or customer first organisation. Big intra-departmental political struggles. Unable to realise their potential for lack of leadership (not lack of management).

    Advice to Management

    Customer first. Invest in technology that solves real problems. Commit. Find leaders instead of managers.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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