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Irish Life Reviews

Updated 22 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexi time, which is very family friendly" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Good people, aims to be progressive, it is friendly and approachable for the most part and easy to connect with people at all levels" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Increased red tape since takeover from GWLC" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Sometimes very boring work and repetitive, occasional long hours, tends to become very IT based work" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Operations analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Irish Life full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and canteen is excelant

    Cons

    Over worked and mgt don't care


  2. "Great people, great benefits, low start pay"

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    Current Employee - Welcome Call Agent in Dundalk
    Current Employee - Welcome Call Agent in Dundalk
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Irish Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, good bonus structure and progression opportunities

    Cons

    Low starting pay and high targets

    Advice to Management

    Increase start pay

  3. "Started ok finished bad"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - IT Support Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Irish Life full-time

    Pros

    Flexi Time, Canteen, Gym, Oncall

    Cons

    Big anti bullying campaign going on but seems to be paying lip service to a serious problem rather than wanting to do anything about it. I and others felt we had no option but to leave as management did not care about the bullying that was going on, completely unacceptable in this day and age.

    Advice to Management

    genuinely stop people being undermined and bullied just for trying to do there job.


  4. "Review"

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

    I have been working at Irish Life full-time

    Pros

    Good career advancement opportunities, good benefits (pension/Vhi etc)

    Cons

    Pigeon holed into one area


  5. "Trainee Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Irish Life full-time

    Pros

    Good study (ACCA) support package along with a mentor assigned to each trainee not only for the ACCA qualification but also career as an accountant in the future

    Regular one-to-one catch up with line manager mainly to review work performance but also to have an informal chat about anything else about you (this could depend on what entity you are assigned to across the group)

    One-off bonus upon passing each ACCA paper and exam progress considered for salary increment

    Rotation policy in place; you will gain experience in at least two different entities in the Irish Life Group

    Cons

    Irish Life is only part of a very big group (GWL), and it will take time to understand how everything works between all entities in the group


  6. "Awful Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff Restaurant. Gym. Not much else.

    Cons

    Bullying managers.
    No training on how to do tasks.
    Managers with no experience always looking for someone to blame.
    High workload.
    Fear culture.
    Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Resign.


  7. "Actuary"

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    Current Employee - Actuarial
    Current Employee - Actuarial
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Irish Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexitime
    Canteen
    Gym and swimming pool
    Market leader so there is decent IT resources

    Cons

    Difficult to progress
    A lot of red tape and duplication of work

  8. "Nothing special - an average company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Average benefits available, Gym, Pool, Canteen

    Cons

    Top heavy
    Little room for progression


  9. "Wonderful to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Irish Life full-time

    Pros

    The people who work there are brilliant.

    Cons

    Restaurant could do better food


  10. "How not to develop software"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    People are friendly and they do very nice events.
    Canteen is nice.

    Cons

    People in charge have no idea about Software Development.
    The so called 'Software Architects' which developers are forced to follow, don't have basic knowledge, they are just there long enough to have that title.

    Advice to Management

    Stop working as you used to do 20 years ago. Set high standards when delivery a product to a client.


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