Aviva
3.1 of 5 67 reviews
www.aviva.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 15, 2014

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88% Approve of the CEO

Aviva Group CEO Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

(16 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Scizophrenic insurance carrier in Des Moines

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgreat people and freindly atmosphere

Consdirectionally challenged and under-experienced management

Advice to Senior Managementexperience will help a lot

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

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Solid company, but no room for growth.

QA Assistant (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Aviva as a contractor for less than a year

ProsI worked in the QA department at Aviva. They had good training programs and a nice company culture. Everyone who I worked with was great, including my supervisors, for the most part.

ConsLayoffs and mismanagement. We felt like our jobs were constantly in jeopardy (and they were). I think that employees could have been better utilized and that would have led to more productivity and efficiency.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to make employees more productive rather than cutting costs, moving locations, etc.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Experience, Changing Vision

Actuary (Former Employee)
West Des Moines, IA

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

ProsLots of good experience at this employer

ConsChanging vision of the company caused layoffs

Advice to Senior ManagementClear vision

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

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Aviva

ProsGood team of people to work with, friendly work enviornment

ConsMay have to travel in community

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to obtain employment feedback

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Insurance application

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aviva

ProsGreat place to have a holistic of the Insurance Scene.

ConsMundane desk bound work, lack of personal development opportunity.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower the employee.

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diversity

Investment Intern (Former Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I worked at Aviva part-time for less than a year

Prosenvironment friendly, good mentor and well training

Conscommunication is not very effective

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Need to be resilient to cope with constant change and need to drive for development opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aviva full-time

ProsEncourages innovative thinkers. Often supportive of personal development plans. Customer at the heart of business ambition. Flexible working available if seek it out, great peer to peer support, dedicated culture.

ConsConstant restructuring, albeit this is reducing with new leadership team. Over-stretched resources working to high expectations. Slow progression as promotions usually only available when someone leaves the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementWould be great to have more proactive approach to progression and development opportunities within the group.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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In general quite good employer, though frustrating for ambitious people

Human Resources Consultant (Current Employee)

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

Prosnice salary and benefits plans, marvelous CR, well-developed HR, with new senior leaders bright future plans, quite good work-life balance, investment in technology

Consquite weak company culture, promotion based on rather who you know, not what you do, global perspective at its start, attachment to tradition not to pro-active, innovative thinking, unclear career paths

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aviva

ProsNice work culture in the company

ConsToo much variation in the company

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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ok to work at, neutral

Underwriter (Former Employee)
Scarborough, ON (Canada)

I worked at Aviva full-time for less than a year

Prosok to work at, neutral

Consto much commuting from where I live

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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