Old Mutual

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Old Mutual Reviews

Updated 12 November, 2014
Updated 12 November, 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great culture, great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The CEO is very keen to embed culture throughout the business, and remains actively engaged with employees. The company is very supportive of organic growth and allows employees to continue their development within the firm.

    Cons

    Management fails to communicate with teams, and as such, fails to understand true underlying issues of their teams. Most areas of the business are kept in a silo, which is counterintuitive as we depend on one another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain actively engaged with your teams. Book bi-weekly meetings to discuss difficulties and challenges, and also sit with your team in the office. I'm unsure why heads of teams are given a prestigious seat miles away from their teams. Many employees are computer illiterate also, which is a slight worry, especially within a business sector responsible for conducting several trades a day and managing large quantities of data.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Consultant's Perspective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Developer in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Developer in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I have been working at Old Mutual as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large organisation, provides lots of work. Regularly new projects and opportunities. Some great people. Opportunities to learn and grow up to a point. Some opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Not cutting edge. Slow to respond to technology progress. A lot of redundancy and bureaucracy. Big projects can be stopped at any point causing some insecurity and a drop in morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building out your core technology competency - it can not be outsourced with any degree of success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very developmental ito management and leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Soweto (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Soweto (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Stable employment and it offers balanced life in terms current and future benefits

    Cons

    Not all business units are representative of Old Mutual core values especially at senior management in Foundation Market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee Barot survey should be conducted at business unit level. Senior management behaviour is a non matter despite it's effects in the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    crap

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Mutual

    Pros

    well possibly the brand name

    Cons

    the whole joint was depressing

  6.  

    financial planning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Old Mutual full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the atmosphere and the satisfaction you have a=seeing someone who becomes more financially secure

    Cons

    The not knowing when your salary will come

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    COOL ENVIRONMENT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Mutual as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    was an intern it wasn't to bad they are a fun group to work with and seems to know which direction they are going as an company/

    Cons

    didn't have much for me to do wish i was more involved in certain things. however it was a good experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find more work for the interns to do

  8.  

    Good in parts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A diverse group with lots of opportunities in Africa

    Cons

    Middle management is very poor and the organisation is highly siloed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on your middle management and build a coaching culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Working Conditions

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Mutual

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Late hours, especially when creating quarterly reports.

    Sometimes have to carry work home to beat deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level playing field when it comes to promotions

  10.  

    A relaxed but productive workplace.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Old Mutual Group Head Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Risk in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Old Mutual full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great people across this multinational group

    Cons

    Some senior people that don't live the Group's values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do as you say in respect of the Group's values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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