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Great Place

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Developer in Norwich, England
Current Employee - Developer in Norwich, England

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

Pros

Really a great place to work and people are great

Cons

Progression is not that good

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    Cronyism rife

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Aviva

    Pros

    Good pay and quite a good HR team at the top. They really do care for customers and all the issues facing customers. They have tied the promises they make to customers to the ones they make to employees, so things like 360-degree reviews are in place. Teams genuinely try to cross-pollinate and work together on shared problems and share the celebrations when they are due.

    Cons

    Cronyism nullifies a lot of the benefits - if you have a terrible manager, you have little chance of going anywhere except out the door.

    Simply awful attitudes to men and women with young children - think hard before taking maternity or paternity leave at all, else you may find yourself replaced.

    The permissions culture invades everything - novel solutions to tricky problems will not be implemented or considered. Committies make decisions in ways that cater to political and self-serving interests, not interests that benefit teams, products or employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the permissions culture, allow more autonomy and weed out the Heads and Directors that hold back the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was one of the best places i have worked

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England

    I worked at Aviva

    Pros

    The company is going through plenty of change, many exciting challenges and projects.
    It has a proven track record of success and does seem to look after it people well

    Cons

    the company is populated with people that have worked there for years and have too many legacy attitudes that come from a job-for-life mentality. The long term employees are bad for growth insofar as they don't have an appetite to work hard and get the job done and rely on "that's not how we have done things" where as a more dynamic and progressive attitude is now needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The speed at which change is needed is not happening fast enough and is caused by a risk averse mentality, coupled that with poor communication, lack of clear direction and a Function or Market level leave many very very nervous and anxious. Such anxiety fosters poor performance. When you consider the inertia in some countries and unwillingness to act as part of a wider Aviva, France for example, these changes are more difficult to surmount.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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