'Known cultural issues' Two AMP employees said they were aware that AMP human resources division, People Culture, was currently swamped with employee concerns about bullying and harassment following the promotion of Mr Pahari.
The Financial Review has separately spoken to numerous employees who have complained about the culture at AMP, including one who cited a senior manager notorious for bullying subordinates or members of the executive.
Reuters Almost a dozen current and former AMP employees have told the Financial Review of repeated instances of bullying by senior managers at the firm – a trend also borne out by reports from anonymous AMP staff published by Glassdoor.
A revolt by staff at AMP was triggered this month following revelations by The Australian Financial Review that the company’s board and management promoted Boe Pahari to be chief executive of AMP Capital despite him copping a $500,000 penalty after the company settled a sexual harassment claim brought by a female subordinate in 2017.
One former AMP Australia employee, who left the company because of “cultural stuff”, said they had “never went to a workplace and felt so bad before” and that senior managers would often fiercely criticise their subordinates in public forums.