Aviva
3.1 of 5 68 reviews
www.aviva.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 18, 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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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Fantastic Work-Life Balance, encouraging flexible working and mobile work practises"
    in 4 reviews
  • "It used to be a good company but no longer today"
    in 4 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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Fulfilling with a lot of opportunities for growth.

QA Lead and Backend Tester (Current Employee)
Des Moines, IA

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways be open and honest with your employees. It goes a long way in building trust.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Senior Customer Executive (Former Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

ProsLoverly enviornment and very friendly management..

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

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and all the best..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Really a nice company to work with.

Voice and Accent Trainer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsWas client and staff centeric

ConsNo complains about the company

Advice to Senior ManagementGood friendly and approachable

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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better prospects

IT Helpdesk (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Aviva as a contractor for more than a year

ProsHealthy working environment. More employee oriented for a MNC company

ConsToo many departments and not standardize

Advice to Senior ManagementStandardization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place

Developer (Current Employee)
Norwich, England (UK)

I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than a year

ProsReally a great place to work and people are great

ConsProgression is not that good

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A great place to be recognised for your contributions!

Creative Services Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aviva

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was one of the best places i have worked

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
City of London, England (UK)

I worked at Aviva

ProsThe company is going through plenty of change, many exciting challenges and projects.
It has a proven track record of success and does seem to look after it people well

Consthe company is populated with people that have worked there for years and have too many legacy attitudes that come from a job-for-life mentality. The long term employees are bad for growth insofar as they don't have an appetite to work hard and get the job done and rely on "that's not how we have done things" where as a more dynamic and progressive attitude is now needed.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe speed at which change is needed is not happening fast enough and is caused by a risk averse mentality, coupled that with poor communication, lack of clear direction and a Function or Market level leave many very very nervous and anxious. Such anxiety fosters poor performance. When you consider the inertia in some countries and unwillingness to act as part of a wider Aviva, France for example, these changes are more difficult to surmount.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great working culture and people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at Aviva full-time

ProsGood consistent training and workshops; friendly people (esp at headquarters) and management; open international culture

ConsSeemed to be some preference for expats compared to locals; some managers did not seem to value and provide career growth opportunities for locals compared to the expats from home country in same team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great company to develop into a professional, most people over time can work up the ranks.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood opportunities to push yourself in a large organisation in practically any direction.

ConsA company the appears to have seen it's best days, cost cutting and redundancies seem to be order of the day now.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aviva

ProsVery effective training structure. The pay was also very good for the job I did

ConsSteep learning curve. Expected to know your job inside and out after the first month.

Advice to Senior ManagementExtend training

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