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London Life Reviews

Updated 19 March, 2019
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London Life President and Chief Executive Officer Paul A. Mahon
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Pros
  • "Good starting salary, helpful training program, good work/life balance and great benefits" (in 8 reviews)

  • "dynamic working environment, people are nice" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little to almost no advancement opportunity" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Management has a very narrow view of things with no support for those who think outside the box" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent training"

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    Current Employee - Financial Security Advisor in Kingston, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Security Advisor in Kingston, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Own boss help people in times of need and in preparing for their financial future

    Cons

    Own boss must be motivated

    Advice to Management

    Invest in young motivated people


  2. "Claims Examiner"

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    Former Employee - Claims Examiner in London, ON
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner in London, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company provides a lot of events for the employees.

    Cons

    A heavy workload and understaffed in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    More praise for employees.

  3. "Admin."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at London Life full-time

    Pros

    Profit sharing, benefits, healthy cafeteria, fitness area & classes.

    Cons

    Old technology which younger generations may find frustratingly slow & cumbersome, but making some efforts for improvement to advance in ever changing tech world.


  4. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at London Life full-time

    Pros

    Big Company, Balanced Work Culture

    Cons

    Racism, Conservative employees', No Job Security

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if the management has the capability to evaluate a new employee on their own rather listening to their senior employees and create a political drama.


  5. "Terrible! Pretends to care about you then forces you to quit - I had to take a stress leave after."

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Client Service Representative in London, ON
    Former Employee - Bilingual Client Service Representative in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at London Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The patients are wonderful and they always were the reason why I went into work.

    Cons

    The owner is extremely selfish and rude, practically forces you to quit because she is too lazy to do paperwork, and she is extremely unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    START TREATING YOUR STAFF AND PATIENTS WITH MORE RESPECT.


  6. "MA - Regional Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with the clients and advisors.

    Cons

    Company is stuck in the 1980's. RO management does not want to listen to new ideas or deal with existing issues. Absolutely no where to advance in RO. Favouritism runs rampant.

    Advice to Management

    You are bullies. You take great joy in making the staff cry because you do not like the sweater they are wearing or that their nail polish is chipped or they are not wearing enough make up. You never come out of your office but are upset when problems arise and you do not know about them. You also want the staff to handle all problems even when they come to you for help. You get paid the higher wage to manage not to pass off everything onto your staff to handle. It is time to set an example and listen to your staff. Too much alcohol is consumed at events which dictates where you stand with the Regional Director. Harassment polices in place but do not apply to high end producers.
    HO needs to listen to the regional employees and the surveys they have us complete. HR is off site so approaching them for help goes nowhere.


  7. "Horrible structure. Good training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training, that is all.

    Cons

    You have to PAY to work there. No support financially. No book of business to build from. Poor managers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people to work there. You’ll get quality educated individuals.

  8. "Cliques abound"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at London Life full-time

    Pros

    Much higher than average pay due to using "market adjustments"
    Colleagues are pleasant

    Cons

    Management has no clue how to do front line jobs, and frankly don't care to know.
    You are a number, a statistic to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Junior managers: before advising senior managers, learn the actual jobs you are talking about. Do them for a few weeks and then you know what is an obstruction to results. Also, push back on senior managers if they want to implement a change that is horribly ill-advised! Speak the truth to power!

    Senior Managers/VP's: have the courage to take risks; be conscious of how your decisions affect real people; open your minds to grass roots solutions to real problems. You don't have a monopoly on ideas.


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at London Life full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Nice work environment

    Cons

    There is no much to say.


  10. "Such a disappointment..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at London Life full-time

    Pros

    If you want a steady paycheck with some interesting discounts for health insurance and financial products, yes it might be a good place for you.

    Cons

    Archaic managerial culture. Racism galore. Tons of incest and small kindness. Gossip central of small London Ontario. No advancement for women. Weak management. Untrained managers. Promotions based on rumors and favors. Favoritism. Disengagement. A total disaster.

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you can, because the Wyden Mary is sinking and nobody seems to have the balls to set it straight, because no one cares anymore and that is what happens when you sell a family owned business to shareholders and other companies. You let it spoil rotten with your money and now.... Well, maybe it's beyond repair.