Flexibility, family, friendliness and free treats!
Posted by Rose, Administrator
Meet Rose. Part-time Administrator and LV= Croydon’s finest tea maker (officially). She’s been at LV= two and a half years, after working as an underwriter for 12 years. We caught up with her for a natter about having a job closer to home, that fits in with her family life.
Hello, Rose. Congratulations on being voted best tea maker!
Thank you! We have a good collection of biscuits so it’s only right to have a good cup of tea to go with them.
Indeed! So, what attracted you to LV= Croydon initially?
My daughter actually works here in Credit Control so I’d heard a lot about it and it seemed like a good place to work. The office is only 10 minutes away from where I live too so nice and close to home.
What were you doing before you joined LV=?
Well, I worked as an Underwriter for 12 years but it was time for a change so the Administrator role was perfect for me. I’m on the Landlord team, which is growing fast so there’s plenty to keep me busy.
Having worked in other financial services companies, what would you say makes LV= different?
They really do look after people. It’s the little things that make a big difference – free teas and coffees, gifts appearing on your desk at Christmas and Easter. When it was busy recently, they laid on cream teas and sandwiches as a treat to thank people. We often go out for social events too. They’re always fun. All in all, it’s a good company to work for.
For you, what’s the best thing about working here?
I’ve cut my hours down recently so I work part-time, and having that flexibility gives me more time to spend looking after my mum. The management are brilliant too, and it’s lovely getting to see my daughter every day!
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