Aviva (United Kingdom)

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Aviva (United Kingdom) Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.3 35 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Aviva (United Kingdom) CEO Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

(10 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent company

    Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsPersonal responsibility - they give you responsibility and the space and time to deliver against those responsibilities.
    People and culture - work life balance is important - people will work long hours to deliver to schedule but it is also considered important to have time with your families and friends.

    ConsGroup centre changes it's program structures a little too often the senior management changes lead to line changes and this does lead to project and program challenges.

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

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    A few good people left

    IT Consultant (Former Employee) Norwich, England (UK)

    ProsThose that remain know what they are doing

    ConsToo many restructures. Outsourcing of IT and now seeing the costs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hold of SME's and listen to them.

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

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    Good employer

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

    ProsThe company has scale and that transfers into a good benefits package for the staff. They are very good with work / life and can be very flexible. They have maintained some element of pay rise and bonus pay out over the last few years despite pressure on the business.

    ConsIf you are in management / middle management you will find it is a large political organisation and it can be hard to get things done in a joined up way. Perceived under performance of the business by the city has led to several changes recently across the company which have changed the outlook for pay and benefits for all staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent when the business requires radical change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor promotion opportunities, undemocratic culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTraining was good at the outset, although this didn't last. Expectations were high and there was a sense of satisfaction from a job well done, although this frequently didn't translate into recognition from above.

    ConsMediocre salary package, poor pension provision; promotion was for the favoured few, who very often were not the people actually delivering value for the business. Bosses changed frequently as people jockeyed for position, which led to a lack of continuity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe clear on where the real talent is within your team and develop it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A large and political financial institution

    IT Architect (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people
    very flexible in terms of time, especially if you have kids
    For IT mostly located in York and Norwich which are small wonderful cities with great quality of life
    Changing rapidly into Agile environment

    ConsMight mean a bit of travel between Norwich/York and London.
    Career path is very bad for IT
    Lack of training
    Slow to change
    Very political and hard to get things done

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter career paths...

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    Short contract in Credit risk

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Proscompetitive environment, but with a management focused on assuring a good work/life balance to the employees

    Consat present i have nothing to say

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Change of strategy, Poor HR Management, Inconsistency depending on your Department

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

    ProsSome BUs are really challenging, with exciting people

    ConsMost of them are dull, not pro-active and suffering from constant changes in strategy and Top Management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone. They don't listen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits package and nice environment to work in.

    ConsSenior management seem out of touch with the rest of the organisation.

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    Comfortable, friendly, boring, confused, bureaucratic, secure.

    Oracle Developer (Current Employee) Norwich, England (UK)

    ProsVery pleasant, friendly co-workers. Nice location. Good work-life balance. (Slightly below) average salary. Low stress. (Though that might be changing). Lots of care-free, friendly meetings. Good restaurant.

    ConsVery old-guard management (even - especially - among some of the younger ones). No leadership. No planning (but plenty of schedules and deadlines - dates and 'deltas'). Quite confused management. Little real understanding of the technology. No sense of direction nor clear goals. Low-level "resource managers" and "work-package managers" assign you tasks they couldn't begin to know anything about. "Real" management live in a world of their own - you never see them. Lots of meaningless documents which, if you have any actual professional pride, make you weep. Traditional "management/technical" split.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunities to grow, currently not much security.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood friendly atmosphere, helpful teams.

    ConsConstant restructures, recent lack of pay increases.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave some stability.

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

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