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Standard Life Reviews

Updated September 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits package, although can be difficult to get pay progression (in 13 reviews)

  • Best working environment I've come across: really good balance between a driven workforce and a friendly place to work (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • senior management are not very open with staff (in 6 reviews)

  • Limited career progression opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - QA Test Analyst in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - QA Test Analyst in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Standard Life (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company
    Skillful Employees
    Nice work schedule
    work with latest technology
    learn new platform

    Cons

    Small set of employees
    More training needed
    need new oppportunities for freshers
    E-learning platform needed
    Extensive access to study materials


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company positive work environment"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management are open and approachable. Good benefits including access to training and development courses. Strong sense of teamwork

    Cons

    Limited career progression opportunities

    Advice to Management

    do not alienate long serving staff by reducing accrued pension benefits.

  3. "Very nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Actuary
    Former Employee - Trainee Actuary
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its in the middle of the city center so you get to see the Edinburgh castle all the time and have access to the city easily.
    The people in the company are really nice and opportunities are available for improvement in your skills and knowledge

    Cons

    Not a lot I can think of. Except the cafeteria food is quite expensive and there tends to be company "rearranging" which sometimes end with people losing their jobs.


  4. "Teamwork"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life full-time

    Pros

    Very collaborative teamwork support.
    Benefits with standard were good.

    Cons

    With acquisition by manulife in 2015, there were uncertainty among employees with the restructuring changes.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Actuary in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Actuary in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly place to work
    Good bonuses if you do well
    Attractive pension scheme

    Cons

    Constant cuts make you worried that your department is next in line for "restructuring"
    The talk is all about the investment business but no real career path is given to move people over.

    Advice to Management

    Give some guarantees about what is happening to the life business - are you selling it or not? This "we'll see" does not give me any confidence about staying at Standard Life in the long term.


  6. "1"

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

    I have been working at Standard Life full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, managers listen, fun.

    Cons

    Lack of industrial experience, this is changing.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Standard Life Dublin"

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

    I have been working at Standard Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, supportive, development support, great social side, ethical

    Cons

    Management structure is narrow but there are many options across the world wide group

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to be the best

  8. "On the whole...Happy experience"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Standard Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people, the culture are great. Strive to be a leading place to work and a world class company is their objective

    Cons

    Constant changes to stay market leaders has led to job cuts in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    Make it a more fun place to work for non HO staff. Increase social experiences


  9. "Analyst role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Standard Life full-time

    Pros

    good people and enjoyable work environment

    Cons

    limited opportunities at senior management level


  10. "Varied Experiences"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Standard Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big organisation and 'big' feel to it

    Cons

    Quite segmented in terms of departments.


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