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Aviva Reviews

Updated 5 December 2017
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  1. "My experience"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are sometimes annual bonuses but these aren't particularly large.

    Cons

    Staff who are good at their jobs do the most work and get little recognition. 'Stretching yourself' means going far beyond your job title and not being paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more room for advancement.


  2. "Good options for a varied career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Firm encourages secondments and moves around the business to gain greater experience.
    The salary and benefits package is good.
    The CEO is very passionate with a clear strategy for taking the business forward.

    Cons

    Ultimately it’s a very big organisation so you can end up feeling like you’re just another resource rather than a person


  3. "Times are changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people and a good work life balance. Good range of technologies and business problems

    Cons

    Many of the staff have been there for decades. Whilst this offers a number of pros it also gives rise to silos and means that without a 'network' it is very difficult to get things done. Some areas are very entrenched.
    The pace is quite slow with far too many people involved in decision making, or rather too many involved in talking about making decisions

    Advice to Management

    Digital First does not mean Digital Only - the journey for Aviva needs to be across many departments with everyone able to contribute. Currently the balance of power is far too one way with few leaders having a genuine background in Digital - more talent is required to truly change Aviva.


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  5. "Flexibility and increasing focus on weelbeing and diversity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Aviva is becoming much better at being flexible with its employees and also recently, a much greater focus and staff wellbeing and diversity is very pleasing from a big FTSE company.

    Cons

    Very complex organisation, bureaucracy can get in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the excellent work already started on wellbeing and diversity, seek specific feedback from those on the ground when deciding on changes. Often changes are made without truly understanding the impact to the customer and employees.


  6. "Slow. Dull. Political."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Apart from the salary )which as you only need to use 5% of your Britain to survive here is good). None. A terrible place to work / exist. If you have a brain, AVOID.

    Cons

    Literally the most politically riddled company ever. Nobody cares about making money or making things better at any level. I can not believe the CEO knows this as he is a pretty good bloke. Pace of change is glacial, again I bet he doesn’t know.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. Retire. But get out of the way and let some quality people have a shot.


  7. "Large and Fast-Paced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits; good development opportunities; focusing on improving employee engagement and satisfaction; very supportive of flexible working.

    Cons

    Suffers from company size, often bureaucratic and process driven; can be unnecessarily high pressured due to management wanting instant decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the values are adopted at all levels of the organisation; better processes and more time put to resource and cost management to stop level of requests requiring immediate turnaround


  8. "Review title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangement available and interesting work

    Cons

    Little room to grow or change role

    Advice to Management

    stop coming up with rubbish ideas with no actual customer research


  9. "Interesting, challenging and varied work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package and the leadership team are trying to improve the work environment whilst supporting the staff. Good flexibility for work life balance can be achieved within some functions/teams.

    Cons

    Can feel a little disjointed between business strategy and staff completing tasks. Communication could be improved in this respect. The work environment can at times leave staff feeling isolated.


  10. "Testing the limit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Working here is like working in a farm

    Cons

    I am just checking to read everything online


  11. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Worthing, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Underwriting Assistant in Worthing, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aviva (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexi time, casual dress, friendly office atmosphere

    Cons

    No progression and poor pay

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff or lose them unless they are parents or unmotivated.


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