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Very fast growing, but unorganized

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA

I worked at Aviva

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They're growing, and fast, especially in IT. They're hiring a lot of people right now, and I believe with their growth rate, there will be a lot of opportunity to move up as you become more senior over your peers.

Cons

There seems to be some disconnect with senior management, but otherwise managers are helpful, and let you balance your work with your life.

Advice to Management

One of the jokes at work was the lack of training. I've never gone into a job where there was almost no training program what-so-ever. Coworkers were helpful, but for a company of this size, I was blown away by the lack of on-boarding.

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    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Aviva

    Pros

    Good Company, efforts made to keep good associates.

    Cons

    Can be distracting, competing priorities

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, focus on core competencies

  2. Project Manager - Front Office Trading Applications

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    Nice people in Capital Management & IT areas
    Good work/life balance
    Ability to work from home
    Company shows appreciation for employers via holiday dinners / parties

    Cons

    lots of corporate bureaucracy
    fairly poor communication from above
    encountered too many people that lacked knowledge for their position
    below market (but this was Des Moines)
    Des Moines had to support some Canadian business processes - inefficient
    lots of outsourced IT staff with minimal business knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Seek competent staff & compensate them fairly for better results.
    Give employees more autonomy to get their jobs done quickly & accurately

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