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Updated 22 October, 2017
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  • No professionalism amongst senior management team (in 17 reviews)

  • Holiday benefits and work life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Auto Appraiser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment, good benefits

    Cons

    some management decisions, slow advancement in some areas,


  2. "Not a nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Claims in Scarborough, ON
    Former Employee - Claims in Scarborough, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the coworkers are excellent. Several locations to work from.

    Cons

    Employer doesn't treat employees as people. You aren't allowed to have an opinion on anything. On top of that you get no direction and then are blamed for not producing what they are looking for. When you ask what they are looking for, they don't have an answer.

    Advice to Management

    Vet some of the people in management to ensure they have the personality and the skills for the job.


  3. "Great people, horrible IT management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The workers, benefits and new building are really nice and up to date. It's a nice place to work. I would recommend.

    Cons

    Management is horrendous and self indulging in IT. Very sneaky. Other department heads are much easier to work with and be around.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers - promote from within


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  5. "Hamilton office"

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees are great to work with

    Cons

    0 work life balance, work 12-8 shifts once a month or a weekend shift once a month. They look for people to work on holidays so we can answer the three calls that might come in. The favouritism is like nothing I have ever seen before, one of the reasons why I left because you can work hard and do everything and more then what is expected and a managers friend will just get the job over anyone else. I could pick out who's getting the job or project before it's even announced it's that predicatable. They're moving to Oakville but it's a stone throw away from Mississauga and they notified us its the same pay as the region. I call Bs on that . No increase in pay to drive out there and they expect you to drive an extra 2 hours a day to continue to work for a company that shows they don't care about anything other then the customer, and although they say are all about customer service they pay newbies more then experienced adjusters, and don't have enough staff to start with anyways. Everything is timed good luck getting lunch in 30 minutes near the Ford plant!!! Your going to get written up

    Advice to Management

    Give people who work hard the opportunity to advance their career and stop giving jobs to your friends


  6. "Account analyst"

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    Current Employee - Account Analyst
    Current Employee - Account Analyst

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

    Pros

    Flexible time, relaxing working environment

    Cons

    Pay is low, management style


  7. "Slow down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Good benefits
    Location

    Cons

    Aviva Canada has been taken over by RSA management over the last couple of years. This has put a strain on employee moral. I found every new leader that came was compelled to make some sort of change without much thought or consideration for its employees. I do not know if it's an ego thing however the company is going in too many directions and work load is unmanageable for its employees. After leaving Aviva for a year now to another insurer the differences in management styles were evident. When I first started at Aviva it felt more like a team /family environment however the last year I spent there I felt more and more disengaged because of all the changes.


  8. "Great place to work, grow and learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and ability to make own decisions

    Cons

    Pay scales seem low compared to competition

    Advice to Management

    Improve the systems for front line staff. Actuarial findings are often incorrect and un-reliable. Don't put so much faith into the actuaries.


  9. "lawyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    I cannot find anything positive about this place

    Cons

    Pay is not market and professionals are treated as disposable being


  10. "Claims Specialist"

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

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    I obtained invaluable experienced. I was able to take me knowledge and skills and acquire a job that was a better fit for me.

    Cons

    A lot of politics. Management does favor certain employees and will advance them. You will be stuck in a position for years!

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualify candidates and compensate them well. The longevity of employees will be present and turnover rate will be reduced.


  11. "Claims employee"

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    Former Employee - CLAIMS ADVISOR in Halifax, NS
    Former Employee - CLAIMS ADVISOR in Halifax, NS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great teammates.
    Aviva Fund helps the community by giving back.

    Cons

    Constant change. Little positive feedback. Reviews focus on negative and not the good work you are doing. Too many processes and procedures slow down the work flow. You push paper. Unrealistic demands and workload.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing. Trust your employees.


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