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Aviva Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  • No professionalism amongst senior management team (in 17 reviews)

  • The middle management is a joke (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Solution Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Designer in Perth, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Designer in Perth, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Parking, Flexible Work From Home, Training on a wide range of topics, Canteen

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, hierarchical management, legacy projects and technology, poor communication, far too many pointless meetings, remote area, inability to use tools used in rest of industry and forced to use what is available

    Advice to Management

    Role rotation, change outdated methods and culture


  2. "friendly staff but...."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Felx time and friendly staff

    Cons

    Salary is poor for new staff. Can be taken for granted a lot. My job is more important than yours attitude

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with your teams

  3. "stage de fin de études"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    sont ouvert pour les internationaux, donne tout les facilites de travaille nécessaires , le contrat a été fait très vite; j

    Cons

    aucun problème j'ai trouve dans le post que je suis maintenant


  4. "Claims Specialist"

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

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    I obtained invaluable experienced. I was able to take me knowledge and skills and acquire a job that was a better fit for me.

    Cons

    A lot of politics. Management does favor certain employees and will advance them. You will be stuck in a position for years!

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualify candidates and compensate them well. The longevity of employees will be present and turnover rate will be reduced.


  5. "Product Executive"

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

    Pros

    great salary and holidays, benefits etc

    Cons

    insufficient training opportunities, archaic IT systems


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very understanding and supportive managers. no ridiculous targets

    Cons

    Low pay
    Progression isn't great

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff more


  7. "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance.

    Employees are well-trained, to a high standard and competent in their respective roles.

    Good place to gain knowledge and understanding of the insurance industry.

    High job security

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities.

    Poor salary, even for experienced long-term employees.

    Use of archaic software, computer systems.

    Struggles to hold onto talent.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems preoccupied with squeezing higher profits from their current long-term customers, rather than making positive business decisions to grow their customer base. It is difficult to obtain the best from your employees, if they only have profit oriented goals to work towards and never gleam tangible benefits from the accomplishment of these goals.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sexist, Discriminate, Cruel."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None, they make out they care, they do not.

    Cons

    I am not usually one to write a bad review about a company, but I don't want this to happen again. To anyone.
    When I started work here, it was perfect, they had told me how caring and great they were and it seemed so at first.
    Until A) my "manager" decided he did not like me. And B) they decided I was too much hard work with my disability.
    I was taken from on warnings or meetings to outright dismissal, for a load of ridiculous reasons that my team leader had pulled out of thin air.
    I was told the day before I went on holiday, to be fired the day I came back. Absolutely awful.
    The middle management is a joke. My manager didn't even know how to do my job, yet was meant to lead us.
    The team was lead by another colleague who was not meant to and was not paid to.
    I am not the only one mistreated by this manager, who became a manager by accident because the old one left. He was not and is not fit for this role.
    I feel like I have been discriminated against, and treated extremely unfairly.
    I am afraid I CANNOT recommend that anyone works here.
    Even worse if you are female or disabled.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out your middle management.


  9. "Fantastic place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    - Diverse and friendly atmosphere.
    - Superb location, right in the financial district.
    - Ease you into your role with help and advice available at all times.

    Cons

    - Can occasionally ask for overtime with little notice, however this has only happened once in a blue moon and they're not forceful over it.

    Advice to Management

    - Perhaps give more of a heads up over upcoming overtime/extra work, but apart from that a really great place to work in.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    *Good Annual Bonus provided
    *Given autonomy to do my role
    *Good employment benefits
    *My location had a good working environment

    Cons

    *Salary was below market value for my role
    *Company could be too centralised at times
    * Advancement opportunities were dependant on location


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