Aviva Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
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Aviva Group CEO Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson
35 Ratings

Pros
  • Great work life balance, good employee focused approach (in 16 reviews)

  • Great people, and good opportunities to develop and travel internationally (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management seem out of touch with the rest of the organisation (in 10 reviews)

  • Most of them are dull, not pro-active and suffering from constant changes in strategy and Top Management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Bus Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    decent place to work for

    Cons

    not a great career path

  2. Good compensation but not very stable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits package.

    Cons

    Company was sold and a lot of positions were eliminated.

  3. Company Sold to Athene/Global Atlantic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aviva

    Pros

    Awesome CEO, nice building, on-site cafeteria and gym

    Cons

    Business was sold and job was eliminated

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  5. Aviva USA was sold to Athene in October 2013

    Former Employee - Applications Developer III in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer III in West Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Aviva USA was a good company.

    Cons

    After Aviva USA was acquired by Athene my position and hundreds of others were eliminated due to restructuring and outsourcing.

  6. Scizophrenic insurance carrier in Des Moines

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people and freindly atmosphere

    Cons

    directionally challenged and under-experienced management

    Advice to Management

    experience will help a lot

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. IT Software Project Manager for Annuity business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Confidential in Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Confidential in Topeka, KS

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very skilled and knowledgeable software staff. Company supported work/life balance. Great location in downtown Topeka, KS

    Cons

    Frequently being sold. Also plays favorites with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Convert skilled consultant staff when you've promised to do so.

  9. Aviva is a great place to work

    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great leadership
    Great products
    Competitve pay

    Cons

    Changes in management and structure with announced sale.

  10. Product Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team and work life balanace

    Cons

    Limited avenue for growth and exposure

  11. Good Experience, Changing Vision

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of good experience at this employer

    Cons

    Changing vision of the company caused layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Clear vision


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