Aviva

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Aviva Reviews

Updated 25 February, 2015
Updated 25 February, 2015
146 Reviews
3.3
146 Reviews
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Aviva Group CEO Mark Wilson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, good employee focused approach (in 16 reviews)

  • Great people, and good opportunities to develop and travel internationally (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management seem out of touch with the rest of the organisation (in 10 reviews)

  • Most of them are dull, not pro-active and suffering from constant changes in strategy and Top Management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aviva

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    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Aviva full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Too much change. Senior management lacked focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your collective act together and focus on what's really important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    ok to work at, neutral

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Scarborough, ON
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Scarborough, ON

    I worked at Aviva full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    ok to work at, neutral

    Cons

    to much commuting from where I live

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Underwriter

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    Former Employee - Underwriting in Scarborough, ON
    Former Employee - Underwriting in Scarborough, ON

    I worked at Aviva full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company. Good environment. Good people

    Cons

    Commuting problem. Underwriting call centre environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    You'll never make a fortune, but you'll be treated really well - while they aren't making you redundant.

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    Current Employee - Claims Assessor - Health in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Claims Assessor - Health in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun working environment, open culture, management care for people,

    Cons

    Can feel pressurised and every couple of years there are waves of redundancies across the business which can be really unsettling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really get behind systems thinking in Aviva Health now and start trying to retain your talent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many many great years, and a couple of rough ones!

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    Former Employee - Underwriting Management in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Underwriting Management in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    Good company with some great teams in it, and some really excellent leaders and managers, as well as.its share of poor ones.

    Cons

    A really large organisation. You can be very successful locally but much harder to get national recognition and promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally really good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    Good co with work life balance in place. good working environment with all the helpful and nice colleagues

    Cons

    low compensation to certain number of people. those known well by everyone will get promoted fast

  8.  

    Not too bad. It was a vacation job for me so i can't complain too much.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Aviva part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and friendly environment, colleagues very helpful. Able to pick up useful knowledge on the products.

    Cons

    Mundane. At times, will have to deal with very unreasonable customers but still have to keep your cool to maintain the conversation.

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    Great People

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    Former Employee - Pensions in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Pensions in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    Flex Time
    Line Managers
    Great starting point for a grad

    Cons

    Communication from line managers during a difficult time with the outsourcing of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work with....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aviva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee friendly, flexible environment, good benefits, Quick growth for right talented, world recognized brand.

    Cons

    No proper plan by Executive team in terms of employee's development perspective. Which resulted in many lay offs in the company recently. Employees who has greater hopes in the organization have suddenly shocked with the decision of organizational restructuring and left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company has to plan the organization in such a way employees grow with the company as it grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Good Learning Experience I had gathered here across my tenure I had spent with the company

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    Former Employee - Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Aviva full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best workplace to work for in the near future with loads of job enrichment.

    Cons

    Product Diversification is a key thing that the company should look for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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