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  1.  

    Overall Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    Good co with work life balance in place. good working environment with all the helpful and nice colleagues

    Cons

    low compensation to certain number of people. those known well by everyone will get promoted fast

  2.  

    Not too bad. It was a vacation job for me so i can't complain too much.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Aviva part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and friendly environment, colleagues very helpful. Able to pick up useful knowledge on the products.

    Cons

    Mundane. At times, will have to deal with very unreasonable customers but still have to keep your cool to maintain the conversation.

  3.  

    Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pensions in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Pensions in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    Flex Time
    Line Managers
    Great starting point for a grad

    Cons

    Communication from line managers during a difficult time with the outsourcing of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyed the working environment

    Former Employee - Temporary Administrative Staff in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Temporary Administrative Staff in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    The staff are friendly and are willing to teach. The manager takes time to listen to your concerns and this encourages employee contributions.

    Cons

    Training could be longer and more comprehensive. I had to learn almost everything on the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits, though so much redtape can be frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Good upward mobility

    Cons

    - Risk averse
    - Red tape can impede progress
    - Not a fun environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to work with....

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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)

    Pros

    Employee friendly, flexible environment, good benefits, Quick growth for right talented, world recognized brand.

    Cons

    No proper plan by Executive team in terms of employee's development perspective. Which resulted in many lay offs in the company recently. Employees who has greater hopes in the organization have suddenly shocked with the decision of organizational restructuring and left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company has to plan the organization in such a way employees grow with the company as it grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Good Learning Experience I had gathered here across my tenure I had spent with the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Best workplace to work for in the near future with loads of job enrichment.

    Cons

    Product Diversification is a key thing that the company should look for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Aviva

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aviva

    Pros

    a lot of very good people

    Cons

    Too much change in the last 5 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond short-term strategies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    So much potential, such bad management!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Service Center in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Service Center in York, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Big company so may different roles, great benefits including great pension and shares matching schemes. Lots of great people on the ground floor.

    Cons

    What ever they say, you are just a number, a head count. No one is ever safe from redundancy or (sometimes worse) "talent moved" into a role you don't want to do or is created just to get you out of the way because its easier than sacking you (this seems to happen in management more often then you'd like to think!)
    The company has grown up very much in silos so even though there are opportunities of all shapes and sizes, your unlikely to get a shot outside of your business unit unless its a pretty ground floor role.
    The missed opportunity to bring people in from other areas with different views/experience is unreal, this leads to projects required to basically do the same thing, end up running in tandem with double the costs than if the business units just worked closer together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice of your people! do you realise that other companies in York love Aviva as you train your staff well, then don't do anything with them, letting all the most talented and experienced go to benefit other companies!
    In addition, stop treating your staff like children! most of them are entirely trust worthy, so treat them as such! and those that aren't, manage them appropriately or get rid, instead of taring everyone with the same brush with knee jerk reactions that just infuriate those who work hard and go by the book.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very fulfilling, lots to learn, but unclear outlook.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Aviva (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good reputation.
    Excellent work environment.
    Flexible hours.
    Investment freedom.

    Cons

    Most reputed managers are now gone.
    Unclear outlook.
    Low pay compared to sector.
    Slow/bureaucratic processes prevent efficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain talent.
    Stop cutting/invest in most profitable departments.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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