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London Life Reviews

Updated 1 January, 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "MA - Regional Office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Cliques abound"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "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.


  7. "DA"

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

    I worked at London Life full-time

    Pros

    good big corporate level experience.

    Cons

    Internal politics restricts personal growth of individuals.

    Advice to Management

    remove internal politics for personal and organizational growth.

  8. "Great Actuarial Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at London Life full-time

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Good pay, relative to cost of living
    - Good culture
    - Good exam support

    Cons

    - Work is a little too easy/boring
    - Benefits aren't great
    - London, ON


  9. "Great place to work in London"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Life full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The downtown location is pretty great. The people that I work with are generally pleasant. The expectations are set pretty realistically for the job.

    Cons

    Enterprise processes mean your work is sometimes slowed to a grinding halt. Some people in upper management have very old-school views.


  10. "Call Centre Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in London, ON
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary, helpful training program, good work/life balance and great benefits. Some fun team building activities and bonuses, along with a relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Terrible micromanagement depending on who your manager is, rude customers and advisors at the call centre, lots of gossip and dramatic office politics, employees are pitted against each other in various ways. Hostility is well known but nothing is done about it. Managers can resort to threats and unprofessional behaviour to get what they want with little to no repercussions.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings rather than just a number to meet business needs, otherwise you’ll lose great, hardworking employees due to the toxic environment you help breed.