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Irish Life Reviews

Updated 8 June 2017
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David Harney
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Pros
  • Good facilities in campus (gym, canteen etc) (in 3 reviews)

  • Sport centre, good location in Dublin City Centre, subsidised staff restaurant, financial strength of Great West Lifeco (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Terrible senior management - lack of support and understanding of their staff (in 3 reviews)

  • The new pay review system looks like it will depress wages and there is talk of reducing pension benefits (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good opportunity to develop your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Accountant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Graduate Accountant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Irish Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - plenty of learning opportunities
    - ability to move to other areas of the business
    - facilities incl subsidised canteen, staff gym with pool, parking for certain employees
    - good location for public transport

    Cons

    - very much a top down approach
    - a lot of red tape from parent company which slowed things down
    - bonus structure can be very different depending on which group company you work for
    - flexi time given to certain people in a team but not others in the same team


  2. "Great company but long working day."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Irish Life are great a company . A traditionally minded, customer centric organisation. Good pay ad bens, with super facilities.

    Cons

    Far too busy for individuals with a family. Need to listen to staff a little more and start taking staff feedback more seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Don't wait for things to go wrong before making changes - anticipate things more and listen to staff better.


  3. "Good collaborative culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends

    I worked at Irish Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture and sense of companionship. Very varied demographic and interaction with other parts of the group. Loads of new job openings which enables a person to create their own career path within the group

    Cons

    Being part of the wider group puts a damper on high salary increases


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  5. "Outdated work culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice team members
    good canteen and location

    Cons

    Long hours
    Low morale
    Poor organisation
    Them and us attitude between teams

    Advice to Management

    Organise projects more efficiently
    Listen to employees
    Foster a better team spirit. Currently, there is very a much a them and us attitude between teams


  6. "Irish Life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Irish Life full-time

    Pros

    Company car fully expensed, DB pension, staff discounts, flexable hours, achievable sales targets.

    Cons

    Management are product driven and hide behind the compliance department. No real leadership from some managers. Lack of promotion opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Be more up front with staff and stop putting obstacles in their way


  7. "Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends

    I worked at Irish Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly working atmosphere. All employees were very welcoming and accomodating. Canteen had wide range of options available and plenty of space. Gained alot of experience working here.

    Cons

    No cons that to come to mind. Very good place to work.


  8. "Good Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IPSI - very good environment.

    Cons

    CLOAS system very old. One of worst systems that I've worked.


  9. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Irish Life full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time spent working in Irish Life for 7 years. Good company social life, great location. Made lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Certain areas was who you know not what you know to get on but I believe this has changed.


  10. "internship review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great social aspect, nice people

    Cons

    nothing negative i can say about them

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. "Very satisfied, fair employer, interested in career development even for those who have a long working career.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location is very central, great colleagues and lots of opportunities in wider group of Irish Life. Lots of activities for staff, encourages staff engagement

    Cons

    Not many challenges to be honest, or nothing unusual for such a large company. A little bureaucratic at times, but open to feedback and change

    Advice to Management

    Value the staff, a lot of experience in the company.


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