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  1. "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.


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    "Project manager"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Norwich, England
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very organized and well directed leadership.

    Cons

    Operating in a highly regulated industry means there's only so much of the new technologies being utilized.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways for technical staff to work on newer emerging technologies.

  3. "Good company to work for, but a little bureaucratic."

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

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

    Pros

    Good worklife balance. Good office environment. Good culture. Good career progression.

    Cons

    Very structured environment. Sometimes too structured.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots on interesting work, big european player in the insurance space and good benefits.

    Cons

    Constant change and cost cutting without embedding first. Management sometimes take forever to make key decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Constantly changing the organisation and cost cutting could lead to decrease in morale. Embeded new process before implementing more cost cutting.


  5. "Good company to work for, clear strategy and good focus on employees needs and CSR."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear strategy, clear communication, motivated staff. Good work life balance of you take it. Strong focus on the customer at all times.

    Cons

    Most senior roles are filled by UK Aviva managers being parachuted in rather than being open to internal or external Irish based employees.

    Advice to Management

    Look to fill senior roles with Irish based individuals that than defaulting to the UK.


  6. "Project Manager - Front Office Trading Applications"

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

    Pros

    Nice people in Capital Management & IT areas
    Good work/life balance
    Ability to work from home
    Company shows appreciation for employers via holiday dinners / parties

    Cons

    lots of corporate bureaucracy
    fairly poor communication from above
    encountered too many people that lacked knowledge for their position
    below market (but this was Des Moines)
    Des Moines had to support some Canadian business processes - inefficient
    lots of outsourced IT staff with minimal business knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Seek competent staff & compensate them fairly for better results.
    Give employees more autonomy to get their jobs done quickly & accurately