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Aviva Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • No professionalism amongst senior management team (in 17 reviews)

  • Holiday benefits and work life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aviva (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment; good culture.

    Cons

    Like any job, long hours.


  2. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative work environment, good employee engagement practices, competitive wages

    Cons

    Financial services industry is not terribly compassionate -- Aviva selected one family each year to whom to extend corporate compassion, but largely see people as accounts

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on producing financial results

  3. "Athene destroyed this perfectly good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture and environment were committed to greatness

    Cons

    Athene purchased and dumped outstanding talent

    Advice to Management

    All companies are run by people and you forgot that when $$$ over people


  4. "Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    There was room for advancement depending on the location you were at.

    Cons

    Takeover and acquisitions made working there stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to include everyone, even people who work remotely, in all meetings and discussions.


  5. "Good compensation but not very stable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits package.

    Cons

    Company was sold and a lot of positions were eliminated.


  6. "Aviva USA was sold to Athene in October 2013"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer III in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer III in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Aviva USA was a good company.

    Cons

    After Aviva USA was acquired by Athene my position and hundreds of others were eliminated due to restructuring and outsourcing.


  7. "Scizophrenic insurance carrier in Des Moines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people and freindly atmosphere

    Cons

    directionally challenged and under-experienced management

    Advice to Management

    experience will help a lot

  8. "Solid company, but no room for growth."

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    Former Contractor - QA Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - QA Assistant in Boston, MA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in the QA department at Aviva. They had good training programs and a nice company culture. Everyone who I worked with was great, including my supervisors, for the most part.

    Cons

    Layoffs and mismanagement. We felt like our jobs were constantly in jeopardy (and they were). I think that employees could have been better utilized and that would have led to more productivity and efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to make employees more productive rather than cutting costs, moving locations, etc.


  9. "Product Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and work life balanace

    Cons

    Limited avenue for growth and exposure


  10. "Good Experience, Changing Vision"

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    Former Employee - Actuary in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Actuary in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good experience at this employer

    Cons

    Changing vision of the company caused layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Clear vision


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