Old Mutual
3.6 of 5 18 reviews
www.oldmutual.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Old Mutual Reviews

Updated Mar 22, 2014
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3.6 18 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Old Mutual Group CEO Julian Roberts

Julian Roberts

(7 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good Working Conditions

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Old Mutual

ProsGood graduate trainee program. Rotation in all the divisions of the company: financial services, investments, actuarial, pension schemes, etc.

Opportunities to gain international experince with the work abroad programs.

ConsLate hours, especially when creating quarterly reports.

Sometimes have to carry work home to beat deadlines

Advice to Senior ManagementLevel playing field when it comes to promotions

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A relaxed but productive workplace.

Infrastructure Engineer (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Old Mutual full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA relaxed atmosphere in a truly great location (London HQ), OM could be a company that you work at for a long time.

ConsPerhaps some of the vision is and direction is being missed. Subsidiary group companies seem able to 'wag the dog' in certain regards.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A company with strong corporate values that is increasing its presence in the UK

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Southampton, England (UK)

I have been working at Old Mutual full-time for more than a year

ProsManagement and culture thrives to empower employees. Currently there is a drive to change through transformation post a series of M&A activity in the UK - which makes it a really interesting place to work. Overall there is a positive culture to those who want to work with the organisation on the journey to making Old Mutual a big name in UK FS. There has recently been influx of great talent into the business.

ConsThe organisation is going through a great deal of change post mergers and acquisitions in the UK space, this means that both BAU and central services are stretched. Therefore i could only recommend to those that enjoy change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great environment, no structure

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Old Mutual as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFriendly company, good hours, social atmosphere

ConsLittle support from above, interaction between different countries poor, frustratingly slow progress of projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Brilliant working environment and intra-environment

Administrator (Current Employee)
Cape Town (South Africa)

I have been working at Old Mutual as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood support structure for co-workers

ConsI'd say the office politics involved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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my experience at old mutual was good.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Old Mutual

Prossome of the best reasons to work for Old Mutual is the salary and bonuses.

Conssome of the downsides is limited flex time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not great but good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Old Mutual

ProsGood place to work day to day
Helpful colleagues and no back stabbing
Opportunities for growth - You work and you grow

ConsWish management was more helpful
Very busy but very competent leadership team
Want more vacation time
Want more team building acts

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk more to employees
Great job you do, keep it up
work towards improving morale in team when tough situations are over

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hard work is its own reward

Actuarial Assistant (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD (US)

I have been working at Old Mutual

ProsGreater than average diversity. Uniqueness is respected. Flexible working hours and rules. A liberal atmosphere. Comraderie among staff. There is plenty of work to do.

ConsLayoffs. Twelve hour work days. Uncertainty about the future of the company. Fires to put out everywhere. High attrition rate. This year, bonuses were not given, and raises were given only to a select few.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive bonuses and raises next year. We have been working hard, and we deserve to be compensated. Invest more in developing junior staff. Don't just toss them into the lake and expect them to swim.

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Life at OM

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Old Mutual

ProsCareer development and easy access to senior management

ConsVery inefficient management. The pay is not competitive and pay raises are scarce. Just recently downsized

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more money in finding the right talent to run a tight ship-qualified professionals who will work for the right money; eliminate wasteful spending on overpriced consultants that do a poor job, and greedy MGA's that do not produce enough business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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