Minuses

2017

"There is a lack of visibility around future career paths. To be fair though, this is endemic in the asset management industry."
Graduate, London
"The company can be relatively slow-moving on occasion, which can sometimes inhibit progress."
Graduate, London
"There has not been as much interaction with the front office as I would have hoped for."
Graduate, London
"It's unclear how career progression works."
Retail, Graduate, London
"Being on a rotational graduate scheme can be difficult at times because it requires you to adapt and impress constantly, which can be tiring."
Graduate, London
"Some of the technology here is outdated. Hopefully we'll be seeing significant improvements soon."
Graduate, London
"Sometimes grads are given the inevitable boring tasks."
Graduate, London
"Our IT systems could be improved."
Graduate, London
"The way certain processes are are dealt with is sometimes still a bit archaic but the company is working hard to improve this."
Graduate, London

2016

"Technology. A lot of the systems are outdated, meaning you waste time doing lots of manual work that could be done automatically."
Graduate, London
"Perhaps too relaxed a working environment."
Graduate, London
"The reluctance for change you get from a few senior individuals."
HR, Graduate, London
"Some outdated systems and processes. Quite a lot of bureaucracy that sometimes appears to get in the way of commercial interests."
Graduate, London
"Overly complex business/reporting structure."
Graduate, London
"I believe that M&G requires better technology than it currently has."
Graduate, London
"Salaries could be higher at the graduate level."
Graduate, London

2014

"Different parts of the business have varying levels of intensity."
Entry level, London
"Career progression can be slow. Approach to investment management is very traditional - there is no shorting and limited investment in derivatives. Graduates are not assigned to a particular team and so could end up anywhere, the upside is flexibility but the downside is the lack of certainty."
Graduate, London
"Fairly conservative in its approaches. People stay for a long time due to the good culture but making it top heavy in terms of experience and roles."
Entry level, London
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