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Aviva Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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Aviva CEO Maurice Tulloch
Maurice Tulloch
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  1. "Aviva was a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Claims Administrator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The managers listened to you.

    Cons

    The money could have been better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening.

    Aviva2019-09-14
  2. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Senior UNIX Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance and overall flexibilty.

    Cons

    Middle management complexities can be challanging

    Advice to Management

    Become lean

    Aviva2019-09-18
  3. "A hotbed of mediocracy"

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

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A large, somewhat successful insurance company with a struggling fund management business Excellent benefits Good working environment

    Cons

    Not a leader in fund management - more of just an asset gatherer Continuous restructuring, and extremely poor senior management Very few genuine external clients Tolerance of very poor performance that would never exist in a true fund management business

    Advice to Management

    Close down the fund management side, (Aviva Investors) index most assets, and outsource the rest

    Aviva2019-09-15
  4. "Changing to focus on the basics"

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    Former Employee - PMO Lead in Bristol, England

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Aviva has some brilliant product innovations

    Cons

    Very complex and hierarchical management

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your people

    Aviva2019-09-12
  5. "Hard work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Perth, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, 6 months paternity to name one.

    Cons

    Management not the brightest, unable to spot genuine talent within the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Seek individuals who can do the job rather than those that talk a good game.

    Aviva2019-09-11
  6. "Aviva"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Eastleigh, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful staff good working conditions

    Cons

    Can treat everyone the same should take action as appropriate to each individual

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as individuals and practice the values of the compamy

    Aviva2019-08-19
  7. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - IT Care Analyst in York, England

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job Security, pay, is good

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Aviva2019-08-19
  8. "good gym and facilities"

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    Current Employee - Complaint Handler 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great location and facilities

    Cons

    poor new starter material

    Advice to Management

    whole thing need to be revisited

    Aviva2019-09-01
  9. "Great company that genuinely cares"

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    Current Employee - Financial Adviser in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Professional and grown up.

    Cons

    Slow to react to the market place

    Aviva2019-08-14
  10. "Constraint restructuring inhibits effectiveness"

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    Former Employee - Inclusion Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Hardworking, bright, experienced and nice colleagues Good HR policies - especially equal parental leave

    Cons

    Culture dominated by fear of failure - bureaucratic Not customer centric Lack of coherent strategy for growth

    Advice to Management

    Devolve responsibility downward Develop a strategy to grow the customer base and value instead of constantly cutting costs. It is getting in the way of effective delivery.

    Aviva2019-08-27
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