Aviva

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Unstructured Mess - Finally being straightened out?

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

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

Pros

Fantastic Work-Life Balance, encouraging flexible working and mobile work practises.
Has lots of potential for positive change and efficiencies. Good flexible benefits package.

Cons

At the Aviva Group Centre there is such a poor handle on HR and talent management issues. In three years I had 10 line managers, and not once did a HR representative email or talk to me about these changes.

The 6 monthly appraisal system is completely flawed and is just a tick in the box exercise. Talent Management practises strangely only are available from 'Head of' and above, which to me is completely backwards.

Recent mass redundancies made it openly apparent that the organisation is extremely politically motivated and senior management therefore are hard to trust.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sort out HR practises in AGC and don't let senior (people) managers and directors have full control on HR issues, otherwise you will find that constructive dismissal cases will start appearing.
People managers need to be trained on how to manage people, my experience of 10 in 3 years will say that most didn't have a clue as to how to motivate, lead and manage a team.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    6.08 yr exp. in Customer service & operation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operation Manager/Assistant Manager in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Operation Manager/Assistant Manager in Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    freedom to work, work enironment, compensation..

    Cons

    pressure
    groupism
    growth is less
    family values is less
    personal decision not allowed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Aviva as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people. Transparent promotion structure.

    Cons

    Serious software issues. All of the databases need to be consolidated into one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consolidate all of the databases/software into one database

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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