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“Solid pay and benefits, wobbly promotion prospects”

Offers great training opportunities and a good, solid package of pay and benefits. There's an excellent bonus scheme for hard-workers or high-flyers too.

Standard's internal IT systems are pretty ancient and desperately need an upgrade. Internal promotion prospects tend to be poor, with many in middle-management sitting on jobs they've occupied for years. Even if you're good, it's hard to shine here. Leaders lack strategic vision for the company's future.

Very target-driven.

“Job stability is a pressing issue.”

A lot of brainstorming sessions and creative sessions make for great ideas amongst staff members. Most of these ideas are implemented and staff given credit for it. Family feel and sense of belonging which is rare in today’s companies.

The job security which is so vital nowadays is a bit lacking here. Every time the managers mention a bad turn in the economy, everyone gets a bit worried because it might mean that people will be laid off. Some of the employees find it hard to get over such a “shock”. Also, there should be more focus on further training for new employees.

There is constant renovations going on at the office.

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Company Description Established in 1825, Standard Life is a leading provider of long term savings and investments to around 6 million customers worldwide. Headquartered in Edinburgh, Standard Life has around 9,000 employees internationally. The Standard Life group includes savings and investments businesses, which operate across its UK, Canadian and European markets; corporate pensions and benefits businesses in the UK and Canada; Standard Life Investments, a global investment manager, which manages assets of over £157.6bn globally; and its Chinese and Indian Joint Venture businesses. At the end of June 2012 the group had total assets under administration of over £206bn. Standard Life plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has approximately 1.5 million individual shareholders in over 50 countries around the world. It is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI World) in recognition of its performance as one of the world's leading sustainability-driven listed companies. All figures at 30 June 2012