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Aviva Canada Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated May 2, 2019

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Aviva Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Colm Holmes
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "There are better out there"

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    Current Employee - Claims 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and share plan

    Cons

    Tremendous disconnect between upper management and workers No accountability for managers who fail Promotions provided to undeserving candidates Most top positions held by Brits and not Canadians

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to save us by bringing in more Brits It hasn’t worked in the past and will not work in the future Take a look at Intact’s management team comprised of all Canadians and the leader of insurance in Canada

    Aviva Canada2019-05-02
  2. Helpful (12)

    "HORRIBLE PLACE!!!"

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    Former Employee - Auto Claims - Calgary in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing good lives here trust me.

    Cons

    This is a place where upper and mid-level management do not care for their staff. Your complaints about a Claims Manager is swept under the carpet, and HR lie to say they did a thorough investigation. Her they tolerate bullying, back-biting, disrespect and all manner of vices. Management don't care about you! they only care that you are slaving away in inhumane conditions; no help from anybody too. Managers can... disrespect you, talk down on you, shout down on you, and upper management approve it. These guys don't care about you. Don't fall for the Hype! Aviva is the worst insurance company to work for.

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    Advice to Management

    Sack all mid-level management.

    Aviva Canada2019-01-13
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Claims Management"

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    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva Canada

    Pros

    The company has decent pay compared to others, They have good staff who are willing to work. Good location and benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management don’t see what happens day to day and have unrealistic expectations for results causing staff to hate their jobs and quit. Favouritism is a huge factor in how people move up.

    Aviva Canada2018-05-01
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Claims Adjuster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time

    Pros

    multicultural environment, friendly environment, good benefits

    Cons

    limited opportunities, disconnect between upper management and staff

    Advice to Management

    retain talent, consider work/life balance strategies for staff

    Aviva Canada2017-10-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good work / life balance Good investment in technology

    Cons

    Upper Management don't listen

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time into the staff instead of always looking for ways to cut the fat

    Aviva Canada2017-04-21
  6. Helpful (12)

    "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Vice President 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great corporate social responsibility and giving back to the communities they serve Dedicated staff people Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Cliques within the upper management of the organizations. If they like you, you are protected and get promoted, if they don't you get fired...irrespective of your competency. The majority of their executive leadership team was fired and replaced by UK expats, not sure how they can get away with that given the protection of Canadian jobs by our government. Unfair pay practices, again if they don't like you, you... don't get very well rewarded despite your objectives being made.

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    Advice to Management

    Aviva can be a great organizaiton as it has great people, good commitment to the community and helps people in time of crises. Bring back the Canadians into the management team and remove the UK boys club that is there now.

    Aviva Canada2017-01-08
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Decent pay; terrible management, systems, people, just overall... terrible"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva Canada

    Pros

    Decent pay for a summer job. Took 10 min to do entire day's work Moving to a nice shiny new office building next year

    Cons

    Micro managing to every last step. Meetings after meetings: completely useless and nothing ever changes You have a great idea? No one cares. They'll tell you about a million different ways it won't work and not about how they can help improve it and implement it. Innovation occurs at a pace slightly slower than sitting and watching an iceberg melt before global warming was even a thing. Reporting to... people who don't have the education to work anywhere near a financial services company this large Coworkers nearing the age of retirement but choosing not to retire and instead torture summer interns with work and gossip. Your department won't let you advance your career and work anywhere else within the company because they're threatened by anyone with more than 2 brain cells and the ability to talk to people in a social setting. Don't get me wrong there's some in upper management who get it and understand.. they just have different priorities to focus on at the moment.

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    Advice to Management

    Fire all the uneducated, unfit, mid level managers and hire people who understand how to maintain relationships in the workplace. Update your IT systems so that it doesn't outlive your employees.

    Aviva Canada2016-08-03
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Experience was average. Worked with great people but upper management was always a beat down."

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    Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva Canada

    Pros

    Good people decent and competitive pay. Chance to move up quickly if you sell your soul but that's many places.

    Cons

    Upper management can be very micro managing. Lots of politics involved but you get a decent paycheck. Good peers and coworkers made up for bad upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with all the political nonsense and put employees first. If employees come first then morale will be high and the bottom line will always be positive.

    Aviva Canada2016-07-15
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Nepotism and Out-Dated"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter (COMMERCIAL) in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I'll give credit where it's due - the Executive Committee recognize that there needs to be change within the company and have taken some steps to make these changes which is a first.

    Cons

    The wrong people are in charge at the middle and upper management level. Things will never truly change and the company will never truly morph into something amazing until married couples retire and the old ways of thinking and doing things has a chance to catch up to the times. It's also very difficult to move up the ladder within the company. Much easier to jump ship and get a salary increase to boot. Way too much... ego going around - too many voices. There's also quite a bit of backstabbing and politics at Head Office and this behaviour cascades down and affects the regional branches as well.

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    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. You're about to lose people due to Head Office's move to Markham. Don't give the good employees an excuse to leave. Isn't it always more expensive to re-hire and re-train than to simply retain?

    Aviva Canada2015-03-07
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