Aviva Canada Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Feb 12, 2020

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Aviva Canada Chief Executive Officer Jason Storah
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  • "Tremendous disconnect between upper management and workers(in 9 reviews)

  • "Markham location makes commute from the West and downtown difficult(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Organization"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Qlik Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, lots of flexibility, good work-life balance, reasonable workload, amazing benefits, volunteer days, extra week paid vacation, career advancement, and good communication from leadership.

    Cons

    Sometimes very busy, emotionally challenging work, strict rules about privacy.

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  2. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Lines Underwriter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent culture, systems have significantly improved, forward thinking, respectful of underwriters, flexible work environment, ability to work from home, work/life balance, lots of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with industry standards, a lot of changes can be good but sometimes they're difficult to keep up with

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  3. "Good work/life balance"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Minimal pressure, good work/life balance, nice coworkers to work with

    Cons

    Job responsibilities are split into way too many teams. This shrinks exposures to other areas of the company.

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    "Amazing Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automotive Claims Adjuster in Oakville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, work-life balance, co-workers, flexible hours

    Cons

    Clients can sometimes be angry.

  5. "Great culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Markham location makes commute from the West and downtown difficult

  6. "Good place to work!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly culture, flexible schedule, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Low compensation structure, old working systems

  7. "Law clerk"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, work from home days

    Cons

    Very corporate culture and hard to move positions

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    "Aviva"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time

    Pros

    - work/life balance - compensation - flexibility

    Cons

    - complexity - agility/responsiveness to change - resistance to improvement - professionalism is lacking - culture of fear

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for !"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great work-life balance -Possibility of working from home -Good and cheap benefits package including retirement plan, volunteering days, fitness allowance and much more -Lots of flexibility and autonomy in work -Good managers for the most part -No dress code -Growing opportunities

    Cons

    The insurance industry is going trough some changes so some departments have been affected. Overall people are friendly, I would definitely recommend this place

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Work/Life Balance - Low Pay in Comparison to Industry Average"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Work from home options-Corporate gym membership-Ability to purchase up to 5 additional vacation days-ability to contribute to RRSP's directly from pay-ability to purchase company shares-Most managers encourage a healthy work/life balance-Free parking at Markham office-Subsidized meals in cafeteria-open concept/modern head office-diversity and inclusion initiatives in place

    Cons

    Entry level employees are paid less than industry averages-very uk centric company-promotions are given to people in USA/UK/Europe before canadian employees-lack of transparency when decisions are made that directly affect you-they aim to "kill complexity" but the company has a lot of complexities in place-bonuses are based on what managers think you deserve

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