Aviva
3.2 of 5 70 reviews
www.aviva.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Aviva Reviews

Updated Feb 13, 2014
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3.2 70 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Aviva Group CEO Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

(17 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good salary. Bad management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Norwich, England (UK)

    ProsSalaries are very good, and there is scope to move around - if your face fits.

    ConsMy experience was one of bad management - unskilled people making their way to the top resulting in frustration and misery for their staff. Frequent redundancies means people are fearful a lot of the time and not delivering their best - only happy staff are productive to their potential. Middle management seemed very good at protecting themselves however incompetent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more creative with rewards for showing potential. Let lower levels come straight to higher management if they need to with good ideas - don't be so hierarchical. Make sure all managers are adequately qualified and attend CPD - say, all managers over a certain salary grade. All senior managers and above should be qualified to do their roles.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocal, good salary, good people, flexibility, nice offices

    ConsMassive cost cutting over many years, command and control culture, corporate contradiction, share price first - customer second, weak IT strategy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An employer who doesn't keep their promises

    Marketing and Communications (Current Employee)
    York, England (UK)

    ProsBenefits and pension are good

    ConsToo much travel
    Too little career opportunities unless you sell your soul
    Too many managers with favourites

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreating a high performing culture is all well and good but it is your solid steady performers who youare disengaging, which is compromising your ability to achieve what you want

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Biased

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood medical/ dental/ optical beneifts

    Consleadership is weak, lack of transparency, people who enter the company are friends of friends, no proper interview process

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so biased

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Behind the times and sluggish full of coupon clippers, egos or empire builders - Aviva first, clients last

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay. A chance to gain more experience until you find something better.

    ConsNot the sharpest, and not willing to improve. They stubbornly forge ahead on a path regardless of its merits. Too much empire building. Poor work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare for the business and the clients, put that first and not yourself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Aviva was a challenging experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    ProsImmediate team was great to get on with professionally and personally

    ConsLack of management direction, poor communication to staff, lack of delegation to deputise in the absence of a manager, too much contractor hire, not the market leaders in renumeration

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay market rates, communicate more, encourage development, talent recognition

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    Long ago under previous management Aviva was much better place for clients and employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood salary and benefits including pension plan

    Consunprofessional top management gave no respect from people

    Advice to Senior ManagementLong ago under previous management Aviva was much better place for clients and employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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