Aviva Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2021

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3.7
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Aviva CEO Amanda Blanc
Amanda Blanc
126 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relaxed, work life balance, good management(in 129 reviews)

  • "Good benefits for all employees(in 70 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Too much plurality that senior management don't manage effectively(in 30 reviews)

  • "Hit a ceiling when at senior level - career progression quite limited beyond that(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      I like working for Aviva

      Jul 24, 2021 - Underwriting Manager in Perth, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Genuinely care about staff welfare, proud of stance on environment, decent benefits.

      Cons

      Underinvestment in digitisation, some departments fantastic while others poorly managed.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great for flexible working

      Jul 21, 2021 - Risk and Governance Manager in York, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and flexible working Great team and atmosphere

      Cons

      Lower pay than similar roles elsewhere Expected to log hours spent working each week and feels very micromanaged.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Quality Company

      Jul 23, 2021 - Account Executive in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive salary & benefits and friendly staff

      Cons

      No flexible working and career advancement limited

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good for starting out

      Jun 14, 2021 - Pension Administrator in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great starting point for a job straight after uni. Quick training, basic job and a decent pension. Great for those who want 'comfy' and aren't fussed on progression.

      Cons

      Lack of opportunity to get experience for other roles. Under staffed and overworked. Lack of knowledge of demands. Demands are usually left for one person to do on their own without much support and high turnover due to this. The systems are extremely outdated with a lack of automation. A lack of awareness from management of how dire the situation is with the lack of resource. The company has no structure or organisation. The frustration comes from people's unwillingness to adapt, try new things or even bother.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company to work for

      Jul 21, 2021 - Underwriter in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      profit share and good discounts

      Cons

      call centre politics was always an issue

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture

      Jul 9, 2021 - Senior Product Governance Analyst in Leatherhead, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for, they provide educational support and allow a decent amount of flexibility.

      Cons

      As pay rises are done via specific percentages it's hard to get a rise above a certain amount, particularly if you started on a low salary. This can make your work undervalued by industry standards as you take on more responsibilities.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Aviva value employee welfare

      Jul 18, 2021 - Pricing Manager in Norwich, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cares for its employees, offers time to volunteer.

      Cons

      Lower salary than competitors in the same market.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good temporary job for young people

      Jun 7, 2021 - Claims Handler in Norwich, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you’re looking for a job after education but you’re looking around for a job in your sector, Aviva understand that some people use this job as a stepping stone. There are lots of gimmicks like fruit and veg Tuesdays, selection boxes at Christmas and Easter eggs.

      Cons

      Don’t confuse cheap gimmicks for caring about you. There is a real risk of burn out. When I joined they said “we don’t make redundancies”. At the time I didn’t realise that translates to “we will exhaust you and pressure you until you leave and we are only left with the best” Over covid there seemed to be some constructive dismissal with a cheeky changing their observation measures under the radar so people were managed out of the company. “We don’t make redundancies” I’m sure they keep their well educated and skilled staff well, but if you’re applying for a grunt role don’t let gimmicks fool you. Progression is slow.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Progessing and progressive

      May 24, 2021 - Complaints Handler in Perth, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supported and encouraged to develop. Lots of opportunity to diversify role and find a role that fits. Company eager to use your strengths and continuously encourage training and development. Pension plan is great! Opportunity to buys shares and save Discounts and employee benefits Mental Health support New: smart working Opportunity to purchase more holidays Carers leave, parental leave available

      Cons

      dealing with customers shouting and swearing down the phone. Have to use holiday hours for appointments etc

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Billiant company , Great Benefits, if they pay you market rates !

      Jul 10, 2021 - Technical Specialist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Benefits are brilliant Hours are great Excellent pension scheme Great savings schemes Good amount of holiday

      Cons

      Tend not to pay market rates in some areas only 1,5% annual pay rise Very difficult to get pay rise for internal moves Probably shouldn't stay for too long if you want to progress.

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