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Updated 23 May 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. "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, lots of holiday pay + annual bonus. Trained from scratch.

    Cons

    Opposite of Great company, lots of holiday pay + annual bonus. Trained from scratch.

    Advice to Management

    None really, great company to work for no cons except the pay.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    • 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


  3. "Senior underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Underwriter in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, looking to change

    Cons

    Micromanage from headoffice, can be gossipy

    Advice to Management

    Stay flexible , add incentive programs


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Claims Handler in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Claims Handler in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Aviva for 11 years, in that time i have gained so much skills, training and knowledge. I learnt about myself more and how far i can go. I got on well with most employees at Aviva, it was like a family.

    Cons

    Well too much workload but this was because there was not enough staff and employees were over worked.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to listen to the team and any suggestions they may havem lso to help and guide employees into future progression.


  6. "Great margins and future"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in West Des Moines, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in West Des Moines, IA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate direction and earnings

    Cons

    Globally limited by EU regulations


  7. "Aviva"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people in place across company

    Cons

    IT infrastructure needs improving behind the rest of the market


  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team, good manager, good

    Cons

    Stiff competition, nascent market, regulator

    Advice to Management

    Scale


  9. "Great company to work for and heading in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Norwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Norwich, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, good pension scheme, product discount and generous share scheme. Company on the up, great leadership with the right strategy! Plenty of opportunities for those willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy as a result of the legacy of all the mergers and just the sheer size of the group. Getting better but still a major blocker to the company reaching its full potential.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive at cutting through the fat that still exists in the company. Can always do more to reward the talent and nurture it to fulfil potential.


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in West Des Moines, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in West Des Moines, IA (US)
    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


  11. "Managers are useless"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Well paid
    Decent employee benefits
    Local
    Customers are nice

    Cons

    Evening managers are unprofessional
    No professionalism amongst senior management team
    Very cliquey
    Cant ever get holidays
    Men do better than women thanks to Anne.

    Advice to Management

    Get your line managers on the phone.


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