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Updated 6 June 2018
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  1. "Risk Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning and growth opportunities, initiatives to grow data science, good work life balance, scope, international

    Cons

    Complex processes, bureaucratic IT, short in younger, less experienced workforce

    Advice to Management

    Simplify and give more chances to talented fresh grads


  2. "Change Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Change Manager in Norwich, England
    Former Contractor - Change Manager in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely working environment, great place to showcase your skills, management involvement optimal, good place to learn new skill. Friendly employees who are always willing to help. Collaborative approach to work.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the crowd due to the size of the company, communication channels could be better opened,

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, surely on the right path

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Generally very nice people"

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    Former Employee - Test Manager in Dorking, England
    Former Employee - Test Manager in Dorking, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They were genuinely nice, if somewhat misguided. I sincerely believe that the company has it's heart completely in the right place, as regards its customers and staff.

    Cons

    It is a very large company, there is quite a lot of outsourcing and politics, which can be difficult to manage, and opportunities are based by site which can make it difficult to progress beyond a certain level.
    The pay was not great mind.

    Advice to Management

    In my area they actually knew what they were doing which was a nice change. I'm not sure that extends to the senior management.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of teamwork culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pension contribution, good brand to have in the cv, digital investments, benefits, customers focused

    Cons

    Bad management, too many management layers, people are not willing to share, lack of team culture, very little opportunities for career progression, neverending restructuring process

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage, promote teamwork, listen, create opportunities for talents


  5. "Project Manager/PMO Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Development Planning Manager in Bristol, England
    Former Contractor - Development Planning Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large company gives many opportunities

    Cons

    A very small fish in a very big pond


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good people.

    Cons

    Better focus on what matters


  7. "Great place to work - Going in the right direction"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Good Management structure
    Correct Investment strategy - Funds producing results
    Great location
    Average Salary
    Good Bonus

    Cons

    Too much interference from Group and Insurance arm
    Little too much nepotism - senior operations now almost exclusively ex-JPM (however see Pros)
    No clear career path
    Constant re-structuring (although this might now be ending)

    Advice to Management

    Retain staff, keep the experience and try to promote internally.

  8. "Portfolio Manager"

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager Fixed Income in London, England
    Former Employee - Portfolio Manager Fixed Income in London, England

    I worked at Aviva full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid and growing company within the UK. Stability and further career opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited career expectations within the Spanish market.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Fund Finance Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Fund Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and great working atmosphere

    Cons

    Very structured and little room for innovators

    Advice to Management

    To listen more to employees


  10. "Excellent benefite"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for in terms of benefits etc.

    Cons

    Development and opportunities are limited to a few bigger locations

    Advice to Management

    Understand that people want to develop and progress without uprooting their family . Use the talents of your people