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Aviva Investors Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  1. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva Investors full-time

    Pros

    The salary was good for the area and competitive within is localized market. Raises were often modest and bonuses were decent.

    Cons

    The company was going through some growing pains which meant budget cuts in certain areas and left you uncertain about future salary growth.

    Advice to Management

    Employees can't live with ambiguity for very long. Being clear on the direction of the firm early on is usually much appreciated.


  2. "Disorganization from London"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Aviva Investors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Regional CEO (former) had good vision and insight

    Cons

    Constant change of direction from UK management

  3. "Aviva Investors (Taipei,Taiwan)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva Investors full-time

    Pros

    Professional colleagues & performance culture, employee training & management transparency, above ave salaries & bonuses

    Cons

    Being small overseas branch office can limit career progression


  4. "Good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment
    Nice colleagues

    Cons

    Limited possibilities for career progression
    Inefficient organization

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your priorities


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Investors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good people.

    Cons

    Better focus on what matters


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Corporate bullshitting at its unbelievable best."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva Investors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Euan Munro is a talented fund manager. I hope he will sort out this situation for the sake of the individuals left here.

    Cons

    Absolutely avoid working in the COO world. It is populated increasingly by ex JPM WSS staff hired in the most unbelievable nepotistic manner, several of whom are not skilled for their roles. For example hiring someone to work within investment management projects (very specific and important), but they come from a system support function. But they HAVE worked at WSS.

    Bullying of staff is rife. Of course that is the only way unskilled individuals survive. HR will not help anyone or recognise that this level of turnover signifies a serious issue.

    Restructuring happens monthly, without warning.

    Awful, unstable environment. Proceed at your own risk!

    Advice to Management

    Seriously assess what is happening in the COO function. Nepotism and bullying on this scale is unbelievable.


  7. "Room to improve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva Investors (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    supportive culture, some good people, generally a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Pay very low compared to the industry and Aviva ownership/meddling causes constant distraction.

  8. "Values work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Investors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good work life balance
    - Friendly people

    Cons

    - limited career progression
    - process driven


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva Investors full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. It's situated in a good location. The canteen food is not bad. They have a company gym which although small is a reasonable price.

    Cons

    The transformation dept is the worst place to work at. If you get offered a role here don't take it unless you want a miserable life and that constant knot in your stomach every time you think of work. The place is run by people who have no clear vision on what they want and then berate you for trying to decipher what it is that they want. And they constantly change their minds on how things should be done. What a shambles. You have managers who don't have any backbone and don't support their staff when they are being coerced into doing things outside of their remit. Some of the management don't even know how to do their own roles therefore cannot clearly communicate what is required from you. Nor do they stand up for you. More likely they step aside and allow you to be in the firing line. The culture is increasingly becoming aggressive. Watch out for the knife that stabs you.

    Advice to Management

    Decide clearly what you want and ensure your staff have a clear vision of your ideas. Look after your staff rather than making their lives a complete misery.


  10. "Great place to work - Going in the right direction"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva Investors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Good Management structure
    Correct Investment strategy - Funds producing results
    Great location
    Average Salary
    Good Bonus

    Cons

    Too much interference from Group and Insurance arm
    Little too much nepotism - senior operations now almost exclusively ex-JPM (however see Pros)
    No clear career path
    Constant re-structuring (although this might now be ending)

    Advice to Management

    Retain staff, keep the experience and try to promote internally.


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