Aviva Reviews

Updated 18 April, 2015
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Aviva Group CEO Mark Wilson
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33 Ratings

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. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Too much change. Senior management lacked focus.

    Advice to Management

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

  2. Good

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    discounts on home and car insurance

    Cons

    technology and tools used are ancient

    Advice to Management

    Update technology

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ok to work at, neutral

    Cons

    to much commuting from where I live

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company. Good environment. Good people

    Cons

    Commuting problem. Underwriting call centre environment

  6. Mixed - each area very different to work in

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Perth, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Perth, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Aviva

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits - contributory pension, annual bonus, flexible benefits like buy and sell holidays. Flexible working in my area, and lots of different combinations of working hours.

    Cons

    Very much depends on individual managers of areas, so some are fantastic and others terrible, i've had good and bad experiences.

    Advice to Management

    There is still some appalling management behaviour and bullying, mainly by those who have been with the company (or its previous companies) too long and simply don't want the new culture.

  7. Bus Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    decent place to work for

    Cons

    not a great career path

  8. Insurance Graduate

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Insurance Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Insurance Graduate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very friendly, lots of support for development

    Cons

    Limited progression, not great pay compared to market

  9. Helpful (1)

    Flexible company but exceptionally political.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Eastleigh, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Eastleigh, England (UK)

    I worked at Aviva full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, good benefits package, interesting industry.

    Cons

    Very political, promotions not on merit, very long serving staff stuck in their ways, real aversion to change.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your decision, don't keep changing direction and don't ignore bullies.

  10. Good compensation but not very stable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits package.

    Cons

    Company was sold and a lot of positions were eliminated.

  11. worked for 4 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aviva

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company to work with

    Cons

    management is a bit lazy

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