Aviva Reviews in Norwich, England
Fantastic Work-Life Balance, encouraging flexible working and mobile work practises(in 5 reviews)
It used to be a good company but no longer today(in 5 reviews)
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)
Pros – Really a great place to work and people are great
Cons – Progression is not that good
Pros – Salaries are very good, and there is scope to move around - if your face fits.
Cons – My 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 Management – Be 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
Pros – Great colleagues
Keep staff well informed
Amazing redundancy package
Cons – To many restructures (on average every 18 nonths)
Lots of 'suit speak'
If you're in with the right people you'll do well
Advice to Senior Management – Stop restructuring so often and allow for the changes to bed do before altering structures again
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company