Culture

8.9 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2017)

2017

"The hierarchy is pretty much non-existent, except for a couple of teams where there is a minor one. Most of the company is very collaborative but the amount of collaboration varies across teams. I'm yet to find someone who isn't approachable and happy to give you some of their time."
Graduate, London
"The office has a very collaborative culture and teamwork is encouraged. The people are excellent and extremely helpful. There is also a drive to engage outside of the office, which is brilliant as a graduate. The only hierarchy is with senior management where I feel there is a slight detachment."
Graduate, London
"It's a very friendly organisation that encourages teamwork and cooperation among peers and more senior members of staff."
Retail, Graduate, London
"M&G has a flat hierarchy and graduates have lots of exposure to senior management. It's very sociable and promotes an excellent work/life balance. It has an excellent culture that allows you to pursue your life goals in and out of work."
Graduate, London
"There's a very flat structure in the sense that the majority of people do not have offices. This makes senior people easily accessible and the environment a lot more comfortable. There's no shortage of opportunities for socialising as most teams are up for drinks once in a while."
London
"The culture of M&G is what sets the company apart from its competitors, in my opinion. People are approachable and willing to help and relationships extend beyond being colleagues as many spend time with each other outside of work."
Graduate, London
"We have an open-plan office so seniors sit together with staff and are usually accessible to answer any questions."
Graduate, London
"People are genuinely nice and are very supportive. They take the time to do one-on-one meetings and answer questions."
Graduate, London
"The culture of M&G is truly fantastic. M&G also organises lots of events, forums and activities both during and after office hours. Senior management is very approachable and willing to help graduates. The company also has many different networks and committees that are fun and a good opportunity to meet people outside of your team. Being a graduate, I have had the opportunity to rotate across different teams and all of them have always been very supportive."
Graduate, London

2016

"The hierarchy is relatively flat. The office is generally friendly and encouraging but not always fully inclusive socially."
HR, Graduate, London
"Very flat hierarchy allows easy exposure to very senior and experienced personnel, which makes you feel more at ease in the organisation. Everyone is willing to help. After hours social scene is superb."
Graduate, London
"Everyone is sociable and friendly."
Graduate, London
"M&G has one of the best work cultures as it is a very nurturing and productive environment. There is a flat hierarchy, which means that it doesn't matter as much what your level or seniority is in the company. If you have a good idea or question, you can share them. I find it a very supportive environment and also enjoy going to the office each day."
Graduate, London
"The culture and people are very open, friendly and helpful. There's a mix of people from different backgrounds and nationalities making it very diverse. There is a formal hierarchical structure but everyone is approachable and helpful if need be. Different teams within the function tend to exchange information on a regular basis making it a collaborative environment where many people from different teams work together."
Finance, Graduate, London
"The culture is very friendly, with managers being very approachable. Some teams are very sociable, with others less so. Overall the organisational structure is quite flat."
Graduate, London
"Extremely flat structure. You can send an email to anybody and they'll reply. Everybody is very open and ready to help. There is a lot of interaction across teams, especially on major projects."
Graduate, London
"Plenty of out of office activities to take part in. People are generally very friendly and willing to give you their time."
Graduate, London

2014

"The structure is extremely flat within the organisation and almost anyone is free to be able to talk to."
Graduate, London
"Flat structure. A lot of work involves people from different teams, allowing you to meet very senior people from different divisions early on. Everyone is also (usually) up for some fun after work."
Graduate, London
"Hierarchy is totally flat. The office is all open-plan and anyone can speak to anyone else. Even very senior fund managers go on the tea run every so often. Each team is its own universe so the culture is different from team to team. Some teams work together very strongly, others have individuals doing their own thing and rarely have team meetings. There is generally the ability to be proactive about finding new work for graduates. After hours, most teams I have worked with generally just go home. A social activity might happen a few times a year, usually involving a trip to the pub."
Graduate, London
"Driven worth ethic but relaxed environment. Senior employees don't brush off younger ones if you have valid questions. Plenty of social events outside of work to attend."
Graduate, London
"Rarely have to work excessive hours. Good social work balance. Helpful people around me. Flat management structure."
Graduate, London
"M&G didn't fire a single employee during the financial crisis - very good culture, everyone is like a family."
Graduate, London
"M&G’s flat corporate structure is highly beneficial for graduates as your opinions are listened to and valued by managers of all levels of seniority. Teamwork is crucial across the business, with each department having a real sense of team spirit and purpose in striving for the best possible results. Socialising with colleagues over lunch, throughout the day and outside of the office is vital in building a network and something which is actively encouraged. It is yet another example of what makes M&G such a fantastic place to work!"
Graduate, London
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