Aviva

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Aviva Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
132 Reviews
3.4
132 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fulfilling with a lot of opportunities for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    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

  3.  

    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 an 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.

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  5.  

    Scizophrenic insurance carrier in Des Moines

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    great people and freindly atmosphere

    Cons

    directionally challenged and under-experienced management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    experience will help a lot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Solid company, but no room for growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - QA Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Layoffs 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 ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to make employees more productive rather than cutting costs, moving locations, etc.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    IT Software Project Manager for Annuity business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    BA Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BA Intern in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - BA Intern in West Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Aviva as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of stuff to learn, great people, great corporate culture

    Cons

    Business going through transition, lots of job cuts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Product Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Great team and work life balanace

    Cons

    Limited avenue for growth and exposure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great leadership
    Great products
    Competitve pay

    Cons

    Changes in management and structure with announced sale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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)

    Pros

    Lots of good experience at this employer

    Cons

    Changing vision of the company caused layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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