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Aviva Director Reviews

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  1. "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company with superb senior management structure. Great job security and rfair remuneration package.

    Cons

    Like all super weight businesses, agility and innovation are ponderous.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and empower smaller teams to expedite smaller important projects.


  2. "Great company and heritage; at last recovering, but with impaired potential, from calamitous CGU / Norwich Union merger."

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sincere commitment to diversity (though cliquey in parts)
    Basic pay OK / bonuses good at senior levels
    Work-life balance respected, though cuts both ways
    Friendly environment, though massive staff turnover has not helped

    Cons

    Endless reorganisations and changes of direction, overwhelmingly driven by financial considerations that often turn out to be cosmetic (e.g. extensive form in over-shooting budgeted one-off costs of restructuring, which turn out not to be one-off after all)
    Goes through the motions of meritocracy, but, with notable exceptions, through several transitions / reinventions at the top table, senior managers tend to be surrounded by their mates, and progression is difficult without fairly blatant patronage
    Too many consultants, often there for CYA purposes or because the group has fired people it actually needed

    Advice to Management

    Given the heritage, the present position is a travesty of the historic potential, but the present team is doing a reasonable job of putting the damaged wagon back on the rails. A pity, and stretching the limits of plausibility, that the best people for the top jobs seem to be so predominantly old AIA cronies.


  3. "Good company that provides great opportunities for its people to develop and grow."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, and good opportunities to develop and travel internationally.

    Cons

    No cons from me. Aviva is a great place to work for that can be challenging, but always rewarding.


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  5. "Poor Management but working on turnaround. However success to be seen"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pretty relaxed working hours
    - Opportunities to move abroad if flexible
    - Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    - No sense of urgency
    - Poor performance is not dealt with
    - No or hardly any room for promotion unless strong personal relationship with someone at senior management level

    Advice to Management

    Deal with non performers, which starts at the top. Took 5 year of lacklustre performance before the CEO got fired.


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    "Aviva"

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    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Too much change. Senior management lacked focus.

    Advice to Management

    Get your collective act together and focus on what's really important.