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Aviva Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  • No professionalism amongst senior management team (in 17 reviews)

  • Lack of encouragement by middle management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Very fast growing, but unorganized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    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.


  2. "Aviva"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Des Moines, IA

    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


  3. "Project Manager - Front Office Trading Applications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Des Moines, IA

    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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  5. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The colleagues are pretty great

    Cons

    Management does not seem to know what they are doing.


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    good community steward, good benefits for employees

    Cons

    insurance industry -- the dark side

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Athene destroyed this perfectly good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aviva part-time

    Pros

    friendly staff, cares for employees

    Cons

    can't think of any now


  9. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work.great people

    Cons

    cannot think of any..its a great co


  10. "PMO Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great ethics, work life balance, flexibility. Great career opportunities. Highly professional and skilled work base.

    Cons

    You have to fight for your own career, there is no career mentorship.


  11. "Progressive, smart company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented staff, willing to invest in all aspects of the business, very customer focused

    Cons

    Big and complicated, fair amount of bureaucracy


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