Aviva

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Aviva Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
132 Reviews
3.4
132 Reviews
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Aviva Group CEO Mark Wilson
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23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance respected, though cuts both ways (in 9 reviews)

  • It used to be a good company but no longer today (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No immediate career opportunities, dis-connected senior management, no recognition of skills and contributions made by employees (in 4 reviews)

  • In IT, there aren't a lot of career opportunities, and the manager is not so understanding (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very fulfilling, lots to learn, but unclear outlook.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Aviva (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good reputation.
    Excellent work environment.
    Flexible hours.
    Investment freedom.

    Cons

    Most reputed managers are now gone.
    Unclear outlook.
    Low pay compared to sector.
    Slow/bureaucratic processes prevent efficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain talent.
    Stop cutting/invest in most profitable departments.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Aviva as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are really nice and helpful with advice.
    There is work/life balance.
    HR is very active in employee engagement.
    Good amount of activities and perks to keep employees happy.

    Cons

    Nothing much really.
    Some might find salary low but that's subjective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good work-life balance and friendly co-workers

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

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

    Pros

    Job rotation is encouraged for more junior staff, good training programmes for management, modern offices, active sports and social club, generous holidays and fairly standard working hours.

    Cons

    Salary increases can be below the market - increased responsibilities do not always carry a commensurate increase in salary. My negotiation skills improved while I was there as a result.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Company Sold to Athene/Global Atlantic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aviva

    Pros

    Awesome CEO, nice building, on-site cafeteria and gym

    Cons

    Business was sold and job was eliminated

  6.  

    Good place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good employee focused approach

    Cons

    Not very progressive, might feel stuck in the profile after a while.
    The appraisal process is not transparent and it totally depends on ones relation with the manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Politics, Red Tape & Bureaucracy

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

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    There are still some decent people left even after various rounds of redundancies. You do get to learn a lot because every department is under resourced

    Cons

    Threat of redundancies, muddled thinking by management, loads of red tape, not enough recognition for your efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more clarity in thought, outsourcing is not a long term solution, focus on talent retention and hire good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Moving in the right direction after restructure,

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

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

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, flex work life balance

    Cons

    Quite a political organisation to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Aviva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Care about people, professional environment

    Cons

    Salaries are not too attractive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can have a more competitive wage structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work environment and team!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Online Communications Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Online Communications Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Aviva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked at Aviva for almost 2 and 1/2 years and simply loved it! Our team was extremely balanced in skills and responsibilities, so our contribution was quite effective and recognisable.

    Cons

    We had a bit of a struggle with the Group team, specially when it came to highlight the regional and local needs as opposed to the global ones.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Aviva

    Pros

    Location, job scope, team, management

    Cons

    The work hours can be quite long

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