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Phoenix Group Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2019

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4.0
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Phoenix Group CEO Clive C R Bannister (no image)
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13 Ratings
  1. "Tough times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Phoenix Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people at the Phoenix

    Cons

    Tough industry for med comm

    Phoenix Group2018-10-20
  2. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Owner 

    I have been working at Phoenix Group full-time

    Pros

    People nice and work life balance great

    Cons

    Slow to get things done, too many people involved.

    Advice to Management

    Less cooks

    Phoenix Group2019-11-18
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  4. "Worked at Standard Life before sale to Phoenix"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Phoenix Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Some processes were quite slow and frustrating

    Phoenix Group2019-10-25
  5. "A dynamic company"

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    Current Employee - Project Support Manager 

    I have been working at Phoenix Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company provides Positive employee engagement

    Cons

    Building location is in a rural location

    Phoenix Group2019-10-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Head office phoenix group"

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    Former Employee - Group Financial Reporting in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Phoenix Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working hours and compensation. Nice co workers

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for promotion. Flat structure and senior management can be quite exclusive.

    Phoenix Group2019-08-26
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in Wythall, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Phoenix Group part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place to work, well paid, flexible working arrangements. Highly professional. Everyone is very busy, life is not boring!

    Cons

    No cons to reports on this page

    Phoenix Group2019-07-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Old Fashioned Culture"

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

    I have been working at Phoenix Group full-time

    Pros

    Great facilities, including free lunch and parking.

    Cons

    Phoenix tries to promote an engaging culture, but doesn’t quite get there. Each Department Head implement their own rules, so Procedures apply dependent on which team you are in. Employee engagement and motivation is not good and they even employ a team to promote this, but most people will avoid any interaction. Can be an unfair place to work at times.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe Senior Management should scrutinise why staff are so disengaged, rather than keep sending out survey after survey.

    Phoenix Group2019-05-09
  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Wythall, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Phoenix Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice building and grounds. Free lunch

    Cons

    Company culture is old school so things take ages to get processed

    Phoenix Group2019-04-13
  10. "Great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phoenix Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good work life balance for the financial services industry Lots of opportunities to work in challenging areas Substantial investment in learning and development

    Cons

    A lot of overlap in the investment management space with multiple teams competing against each other Divisions of responsibilities not always clear with lots of empire building allowed to flourish A lot of focus on operational activities with the tail often wagging the dog

    Advice to Management

    Rather than just focusing on the results, think about the most efficient structure for the organisation so it can continue to prosper

    Phoenix Group2019-03-30
  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good company but can get complex and could be fairer at times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phoenix Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting variety of work. Challenging. Lots of bright, technically minded people. Good facilities particularly at Wythall site, with free canteen and good working environment (apart from when it rains and the roof leaks). People are generally friendly and help each other out. Company tries hard to push wellbeing messages, does a lot for charity, organises a range of good events for its staff and has a good... presence in the local community. Tries hard to communicate to its employees about what’s happening.

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    Cons

    Flexible working is hit and miss and only realistically available if you happen to work in the right team. Some teams still have very inflexible attitudes and old fashioned traditional views of being at your desk between 9am and 5pm. Company talks a lot about diversity, but apart from one female at executive level, the vast majority of the senior management team are white men and most senior promotions continue to... go to men. Some fairly poor diversity and gender pay gap statistics were published in 2017 and then never really mentioned again. Recent merger with Standard Life has made these statistics even worse. To be fair though, this remains an issue across the whole finance sector and not just at Phoenix. Some questionable appointments of people to more senior roles, who are good at convincing others of their technical ability but have limited people skills and do not display a good set of behaviours. Random people are sent on leadership and development courses which don't always seem to have much benefit. Complex mergers and acquisitions bring lots of uncertainty and are not always dealt with very well, particularly from a people point of view. Company pushes a message of 'one big family' but different parts of the company with different cultures, and in different locations, don't always seem to integrate well.

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    Phoenix Group2019-01-17
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