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Aviva Reviews

Updated 19 July 2018
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  1. "Good team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Good team, out going and social

    Cons

    Poor pay and development, management not great


  2. "Platform analyst"

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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

    Busy fast paced and great inter team spirit and collaboration.

    Cons

    Lack of room to grow

  3. Helpful (1)

    "aviva"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and great ambition

    Cons

    lots of red tape processes

    Advice to Management

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Distinctly average"

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

    I have been working at Aviva part-time

    Pros

    Decent wage, holiday and outstanding pension contribution.

    Cons

    Very very unwilling to support during illness. General lack of understanding or belief in mental health issues.

    Advice to Management

    Realise that employees are people with needs


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company philosophy, improved in recent years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast moving environment, market leader
    Focussed on customer outcomes, trying to keep up with disruptors
    Good policies on diversity, but will take time to fully work through

    Cons

    2017 reorg not bedded in, some management stretched & inexperienced
    Business expertise moved from Group to business units


  6. Helpful (4)

    "An organisation trying hard to be relevant in the 21st Century"

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    Current Employee - Risk Management in London, England
    Current Employee - Risk Management in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive in outlook - wants to be relevant in a digital age
    Average benefits for financial services - better than some, worse than others
    Equality of parental leave policy may be a benefit for some

    Cons

    The most complex organisation I have worked in
    Lack of cohesion across businesses and markets - inefficient, and disorganised - too many little fiefdoms
    Fails to live up to the dynamic digital image it wants to present
    Probably 3-5 years behind other FS businesses

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be the next Google, Uber or Facebook and focus on what you already do well.


  7. "A bad choice for data scientists"

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

    I have been working at Aviva full-time

    Pros

    - Many nice people
    - Work life balance can be OK in some departments
    - Good opportunities for actuaries

    Cons

    - Very little opportunity of career progression for non-actuarial staff
    - Outdated IT and (at best) awkward access to analytical software besides Excel greatly limits capabilities and progress on projects
    - Salaries for data scientists and analysts are low compared to the competition, with few in these positions planning to stay long with the company. Very difficult to attract talented applicants.

    Advice to Management

    Pay and opportunity for non-actuaries needs to be addressed quickly.

  8. "Enjoyable and Educational"

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    Former Employee - Student in Exeter, England
    Former Employee - Student in Exeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative cognitive reasoning challenges with a great amount of freedom and guidance. Clearly identified use and future projection as to motivate efforts knowing they will be impactful.

    Cons

    Nothing of significance. Potentially high pressure to deliver, too many meetings about trying to reduce unnecessary meetings while having productive meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Would prefer better Jira board management, teams are filled with subgroups of specialists that have complementary tasks. Being able to allow more granular subgroup kanban boards would be useful.


  9. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good wage and sound people

    Cons

    Team Leader position requires a lot of unpaid overtime


  10. "All in All good"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Claims Advisor in Southend-on-Sea, England
    Current Employee - Commercial Claims Advisor in Southend-on-Sea, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic
    Supportive Team Leaders
    A great environment to learn
    Extremely flexible and are able to adapt to your life changes

    Cons

    A less than proactive approach to work, always a reaction rather than putting things in place.
    The work can be very stressful, as depending what department you work in, you have about 3 different roles you have to fulfil to do your job as a whole

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive, and keep being the great support you are.


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