Aviva Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
88 Reviews
3.5
88 Reviews
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Aviva Group CEO Mark Wilson
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23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance respected, though cuts both ways (in 9 reviews)

  • It used to be a good company but no longer today (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No immediate career opportunities, dis-connected senior management, no recognition of skills and contributions made by employees (in 4 reviews)

  • In IT, there aren't a lot of career opportunities, and the manager is not so understanding (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fulfilling with a lot of opportunities for growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Lead and Backend Tester in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - QA Lead and Backend Tester in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always allowing you to learn new skills and respect your opinions.

    Cons

    Aviva sold out to Athene so the last year was stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be open and honest with your employees. It goes a long way in building trust.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Aviva as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    LEEDs Green company, wonderful new headquarters, amazing staff. Everyone I worked with was so nice, and helpful. The building was really nice with lots of windows. The executives has interior offices, because they believe that the majority of the staff deserves to be near the windows. Every desk was ergonomic and could be raised or lowered with the touch of a button.

    Cons

    The parking lot was not covered, and in Iowa winters, and summers, was not very pleasant. Sometimes the cafeteria would get crowded, since the food serving space was not very big. I would have liked to have seen more varieties of things to eat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great work environment and team!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Online Communications Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Online Communications Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Aviva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked at Aviva for almost 2 and 1/2 years and simply loved it! Our team was extremely balanced in skills and responsibilities, so our contribution was quite effective and recognisable.

    Cons

    We had a bit of a struggle with the Group team, specially when it came to highlight the regional and local needs as opposed to the global ones.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Aviva

    Pros

    Location, job scope, team, management

    Cons

    The work hours can be quite long

  6.  

    Good company that provides great opportunities for its people to develop and grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, and good opportunities to develop and travel internationally.

    Cons

    No cons from me. Aviva is a great place to work for that can be challenging, but always rewarding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Aviva was a great place i used to work for..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Executive in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Executive in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Loverly enviornment and very friendly management..

    Cons

    While i worked i did not find anything less satisfing..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and all the best..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Really a nice company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Voice and Accent Trainer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Voice and Accent Trainer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was client and staff centeric

    Cons

    No complains about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good friendly and approachable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    better prospects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Aviva as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Healthy working environment. More employee oriented for a MNC company

    Cons

    Too many departments and not standardize

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Norwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer in Norwich, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really a great place to work and people are great

    Cons

    Progression is not that good

  11.  

    A great place to be recognised for your contributions!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Services Manager
    Current Employee - Creative Services Manager

    I have been working at Aviva

    Pros

    Professional culture, family oriented. Encourages employee contributions at every level.
    Rewards fairly and provides opportunities for training and cross deployment.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficulties exist in managing expectations of external partners and organisations.
    When projects get stalled or derailed by circumstances beyond your control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having the leadership listen to our challenges and offering support to facilitate dialogue with difficult partners or organisations appreciated.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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