Aviva Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
76 Reviews
3.4
76 Reviews
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Aviva Group CEO Mark Wilson
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20 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 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)


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.  

    Good place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Eastleigh, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Eastleigh, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very supporting of family/work balance
    Friendly culture
    Nice environment
    Good benefits package
    Modern IT when it comes to front line operations

    Cons

    The business went through a lot of restructuring and has fired a lot of people. This is causing a lot of resentment around the business. Investment/change budget is slashed dramatically so it feels like nothing is moving, but the business is slowly springing back to life!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage transformation better and be clear/open about the future growth strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unstable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    It used to be a good company but no longer today.

    Cons

    Poor quality of employees, too much politics, very unstable. The company does not care about its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Test Management

    • 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

    Pros

    Local, good salary, good people, flexibility, nice offices

    Cons

    Massive cost cutting over many years, command and control culture, corporate contradiction, share price first - customer second, weak IT strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    ok to work at, neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter  in  Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Scarborough, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Aviva full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    ok to work at, neutral

    Cons

    to much commuting from where I live

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Underwriter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriting  in  Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Underwriting in Scarborough, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Aviva full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company. Good environment. Good people

    Cons

    Commuting problem. Underwriting call centre environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Change Manager  in  York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Change Manager in York, England (UK)

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    poor salary profession, No clear strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    An employer who doesn't keep their promises

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing and Communications  in  York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing and Communications in York, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pension are good

    Cons

    Too much travel
    Too little career opportunities unless you sell your soul
    Too many managers with favourites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating a high performing culture is all well and good but it is your solid steady performers who youare disengaging, which is compromising your ability to achieve what you want

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Credit controller

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune (India)

    I worked at Aviva full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture along with good compensation

    Cons

    Less motivating and worse hierarchy level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Executive  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Executive in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Loverly enviornment and very friendly management..

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and all the best..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Warning

    • 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

    Pros

    None company is not a great place to work

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and vision. Blame culture. No ownership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul required

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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