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Old Mutual Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Commitment to work/life balance and employee wellbeing (in 6 reviews)

  • Culture, work/life Balance, pay and benefits, colleagues (in 5 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. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous pay and benefits
    Strong corporate culture
    Clear goals and objectives
    Commitment to training and development
    Commitment to work/life balance and employee wellbeing

    Cons

    Group is umbrella for disparate divisions and sometimes the organisation feels fragmented.
    So big can be slow to make decisions and implement change.

    Advice to Management

    In my experience, comms channels generally pretty effective, but always room for improvement to increase employee identification/buy-in. Empowerment is talked about a lot but not particularly evident among lower grade staff.


  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Room to increase your salary, have more flexibility than other jobs so can do it well whilst studying.

    Cons

    Not having a fixed salary is tough especially in current market conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Mutual & Federal's user experience is great. Keep it like it is.

  3. "Great company and team"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Old Mutual (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was really friendly and supportive

    Cons

    From my position at the time I didn't see a huge potential to develop


  4. "Great, but won't be there for long"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work available during enormous organisational change.

    Cons

    Strategic change means the Plc will not exist for much longer

    Advice to Management

    Consider less heirarchy


  5. "client relationship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Client Relationship Officer in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Contractor - Client Relationship Officer in Nairobi (Kenya)

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

    Pros

    An opportunity to broaden,acquire and learn new skills.

    Cons

    working on contract basis and not permanent.


  6. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very long in integrity and systems

    Cons

    Lacks a broad culture and best practices being witnessed in other corporate institutions. Still relies on goodwill of olden years.

    Advice to Management

    Accommodate views from members of the organisation


  7. "Old Mutual plc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good values and culture. Staff are friendly and keen to do the right thing. Supportive environment to develop skills and experience in financial services.

    Cons

    Following a strategic review the corporate strategy has changed and the London-based head office is to be closed in due course. The current focus is on transitioning activities to the respective businesses ahead of a possible local jurisdiction listing.

  8. "Old Mutual Financial Adviser"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time

    Pros

    Great Training,
    Good earning potential
    Best products in the market

    Cons

    A lot of pressure
    Hard work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work and more training


  9. "Old Mutual plc"

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    Current Employee - Head of Group Systems in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Group Systems in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Culture - Nice friendly place to work

    Cons

    Federated business - getting Businesses to co-operate is difficult


  10. "Some of my happiest working years"

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    Former Employee - Bank Reconciliation Accountant in Pinelands, Western Cape (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Bank Reconciliation Accountant in Pinelands, Western Cape (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I felt more valued as an employee and taken care of, than I have in any of the smaller companies I worked in.

    Cons

    Very hard to get positions because of racial preference. I was in line to get a position but I was taken off the shortlist be HR because of colour. I wasn't even allowed an interview.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for taking care of your staff..and all the special little things....like surprise easter eggs on our desks etc. It goings a long way for morale.


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